Aside from notebooks, one of my other great loves is books. So I completely identified with this week’s addict’s linking of the two : Bookish people tend to like books with words already in them as well as books that are blank and waiting to be filled by their own hands. I know I do. [...]
I’m sure everyone’s seen the news stories about the supposed CIA agent trying to recruit Russian spies in a rather goofy manner. Here’s all his super-secret-agent-y stuff: wigs, cash, weapons… and a notebook! Read more here.
Wow, there were 195 responses to my random giveaway post! It’s seems a shame to have to pick only one winner… though there will be more to the story, as you’ll see in a minute. First, my random winner is… (drumroll please)… Charles Hadden, comment #160 Congratulations Charles! Now as for everyone else who entered, [...]
Wow, this is amazingly cool: To celebrate the forthcoming Van Gogh at Work exhibition and the 160th anniversary of the great artist’s birth, the Folio Society and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, are producing the first-ever facsimiles of the artist’s sketchbooks, limited to just 1,000 copies. The four intact sketchbooks, which span much of Van [...]
This week’s addict was doing some spring cleaning in her office and guess what she found: As I was tidying my office and creating space, I started to make a pile of my notebooks. Can anyone have ‘too many’ notebooks?? I love stationery and always find myself buying pretty notebooks and adding them to my [...]
By Lee Sankey, amazing futuristic sketches in a notebook,. Via the folks at Doodlers Anonymous, who rightly refer to these as “freaking bad-ass!” See more at Blog: The Future is Drawn – Doodlers Anonymous.
The Moleskine mythology of having been the notebook used by Picasso, Hemingway, and Chatwin is, of course, not true, as the Moleskine brand didn’t exist until the late 1990s. But since the Moleskines we know today were modeled after similar notebooks used by these and many other artists and writers in the early 20th century, [...]
This week’s addict wrote a blog post several years ago about her little problem with notebooks: I have an addiction to notebooks. I can’t stop buying them! I haven’t counted up exactly how many I have, but I think it’s around the 20 – 25 mark. I have all sorts of notebooks, and I don’t [...]
A cool gallery of some great sketchbook pages, from the book Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives. This one is by Lauren Simkin Berke: And this one’s by Andrea Dezsö: See more at A Look Inside The Sketchbooks Of 10 Terrific Creatives | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.
Susannah’s blog post has lots of great photos of the 8 Moleskines she is currently using, each for a different purpose, including an art journal, prayer journal and “everything I want to remember for eventually” notebook. See many more photos, including some closeups of her beautiful handwriting, at (life is too short not to) wear [...]