Review: First Draft Notebook

A new American-made notebook is always exciting, so I was very happy to be offered a sample of the First Draft notebook for review. The one I received is a lovely red color– navy and sand are also available. The first impression is of a solid, well-made, chunky mid-size notebook. I had a flashback to […]

London Notebooks

I was in London a few months ago, and while the trip wasn’t my best notebook-spotting adventure, I did see a few interesting items. At Foyle’s, the huge bookstore on Charing Cross Road, there is a nice selection of stationery tucked in shelves by the registers on the 2nd floor. I thought the Puggy’s Best […]

Review: Appointed Notebook

Appointed is a brand of notebooks and accessories that I’ve seen cropping up in a few stylish boutiques here and there in NYC. The company is based in Washington DC, and the products are made in the USA, with a minimalist aesthetic. Let’s take a look at the sample they sent me: This is the […]

Nanami Paper’s Value Comparison

A commenter named Sara reminded me to check out what might be new at Nanami Paper. If you like the Tomoe River paper found in certain Japanese notebooks, such as those made by Design.Y, Nanami Paper offers its own brand of notebooks called Seven Seas, which feature this lovely paper in a softcover lay-flat binding. […]

10 Notebooks to Celebrate National Stationery Week

National Stationery Week is 25 April – 1 May 2016 in the UK, and the Independent features 10 top notebook picks to celebrate. My two favorites below! Atlas & I Personalised Map Leather Journal:From £38, Not On The High Street “Simply provide a postcode and place name which means something to you, and Atlas & […]

Limited Edition Luxury Notebooks by Inhedited

If you are looking to upgrade your notebook collection with something really high end, here’s something to check out: “The Inhedited collection brings to the notebook market a limited selection of books claiming to be more than just that. Described as ‘a collectible object, a piece of craftsmanship, a travel and daily companion’, the new […]

Eggpicnic Notebooks

Cute notebooks from an Australian company called Eggpicnic: “Fusing design with conservation, Australian brand Eggpicnic looks to raise awareness of the continent’s endangered fauna through vibrant illustrations and characters. Their first ever stationary launch, ‘Endemic Series’ consists of a duo of limited-edition field notebooks featuring two of Australia’s most critically endangered animals. Helmeted Honeyeaters and […]

Review and Giveaway: Writersblok Double Spiral Notebooks

When our friends at Kikkerland shared these samples of their latest new product, I had to clap my hands– finally a notebook that really DOES do something new! I’ve seen other notebooks that can open from the back or the front, but I have never seen a notebook with both top and side openings in […]

Questions from Readers

Here’s some questions from readers that have come in over the last few months. Some of them are stumpers, for me at least, but I hope some other sharp-eyed readers will be able to answer! From Chris: Do you by any chance know what type of notebook/journal Bradley Cooper is using in the movie ‘Burnt’? […]

Nopebooks Notebooks

Nopebooks is a brand of notebooks with an irreverent attitude: Check them out at: Nopebooks — All the Nopes