Review: Object Series Notebook

I love stories about notebook fans who turn to producing their own dream notebooks when they can’t find them anywhere else! Justin Woo wrote to me with his own tale of how the Object Series notebook was born: “I had never come across a notebook I was actively searching for: black, flexible leather cover with […]

Review and Giveaway: Letternote Notebooks

Letternote is an India-based maker of colorful stationery and gift items, all with bold, colorful designs. They sent me a very generous assortment of samples to review: I love the variety and the bright colors. Somehow just looking at some of them makes you feel upbeat and want to do something creative! But my favorite […]

Postalco Alexander Calder Notebooks

These Postalco notebooks (and other accessories) look nice but are pretty pricey! The two notebooks below are each $50 or more.   “Alexander Calder may be best known for his kinetic mobiles, but the sculptor himself was also in constant motion. His oeuvre suggests an attention that shifted effortlessly across art and objects — from […]

Notebooks from Paris and Amsterdam

Here’s the stash of notebooks I brought back from my Amsterdam/Paris trip. First, two little notebooks from a local newsstand/bookstore near where I was staying. They had a nice selection of school supplies, and other notebook brands such as Moleskine, but these two were inexpensive and not like others I’d seen elsewhere. The blue one […]

Life Renover Notebook Giveaway

Life notebooks always catch my eye in stores. The covers look so elegant in a modern yet retro way. And the paper always feels so smooth and silky. This one above was a freebie from the generous folks at Notebook Maniac, who sell a variety of notebook brands, many from Japan, including Life, Midori, Tsubame, […]

Peg & Awl Journals

Nice looking but expensive journals made with reclaimed leather and fabric: See more at Peg & Awl.

Midori Spiral Ring Notebooks

Midori’s Traveler’s Notebooks are so widely popular, they seem to be almost the only Midori products you ever hear about. But they also make this lovely line of spiral notebooks named after animals (and an insect). From the descriptions at the Miscellaneous online store: Midori Spiral Ring Notebook is a series of notebooks with a […]

Papercup Design Journals

I jotted this brand down after seeing one of their products somewhere– I don’t remember where or when, or what I saw, but their website offers some lovely letterpress journals in various designs:   See more at Papercup Design.

Review and Giveaway: Penroll

I tend not to review very many notebook-related accessories on this site. There are various pen-holders and notebook covers on the market but I am not usually interested in them, as I like to keep my notebooks pretty simple and unencumbered. But when I first spotted the Penroll, I was immediately attracted to it and […]

Notebooks by Mazzottibooks

Mazzotibooks is a bookbinding and letterpress studio in London. They make some unusual notebooks with wooden covers and sewn tape bindings. I thought this one was particularly beautiful: At £55.00, it’s also particularly expensive! But if you want something handmade and special, it might fit the bill.   See more at Notebooks – mazzottibooks.