Notebook Addict of the Week: Eryck Webb

This week’s addict is an illustrator graphic designer who has been keeping sketchbooks for years. Some of these go back to his college days. More recently, he fills about one sketchbook a year, and likes to decorate the covers. They look fantastic, inside and out! Read more at: 2015 Sketchbook: Latest In A Long Tradition […]

Lisa Congdon’s Latest Sketchbook

Some excellent sketchbook spreads from Lisa Congdon– I love the density of the patterns: She notes that she uses a Moleskine Sketchbook and glues the pages together with a glue stick to provide extra thickness. I’m curious to try this out– I wonder if the glue adds an extra layer of protection from bleed-through…   […]

A Sketchbook Can Be a Passport

I enjoyed this Q&A with artist Karen Neale, who traveled around the world sketching UNESCO World Heritage sites: “Q. How did this idea emerge? A. My passion is sketching and painting the world around me. Since leaving school, I have kept a sketchbook with me, all through my training, qualifying and working as an architect. […]

David Bowie’s Notebooks

It’s hard to imagine a world without David Bowie… I can’t say I’d really thought of him in connection to notebooks at all, but I was happy to find this, from a 2014 review of a David Bowie exhibition in Berlin: David Bowie, original lyrics for “Ziggy Stardust” (1972) (courtesy the David Bowie Archive, image […]

World War I Sketch in a Notebook

An amusing sketch from a World War I notebook: Helston Museum’s new World War One exhibition will throw light on the lives of women carrying out war work with the display of two rarely seen artefacts belonging to local women.As part of the new Women in the First World War exhibition, the Helston WWI Heritage […]

Isabelle Moreau Notebooks

Isabelle Moreau makes some gorgeous notebooks and albums with leather and cloth covers. Not cheap, but beautiful! “Notebooks, photo albums or even agendas, discover our unique craft of paper shop items, handmade and 100% made in France !” See more at Catalogue : pick and customize your own paper shop products – Isabelle Moreau

Review & Giveaway: CR Brand Notebook Wallets

I first came across the CR Signature Notebook Wallet a few months ago and immediately thought it was a great idea. A notebook and a wallet are both key daily carry items for almost everyone, so shouldn’t there be a good way to combine them? But it’s surprisingly hard to find something that does both […]

New and Improved Penroll!

Remember the Penroll? I reviewed it a while back: The Penroll is part notebook cover, but mainly a holder for pens, pencils or brushes, and an eraser. It is made of sturdy stitched canvas, with small metal clips at the sides that clasp onto your notebook. The design is very simple and un-fussy, with just […]

Rekonnect Magnetic Notebook

I love this notebook idea but it makes me mad! Why does it make me mad? Because I had a version of this idea myself but I wasn’t savvy enough to figure out how to put it on Kickstarter and raise over $175,000 to make it happen! I think many of us notebook lovers have […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Laura Rubin

Laura Rubin is a notebook addict who has also become a notebook maker/seller. Below is a photo of Laura’s journals starting from age 8. Now Laura is the founder of AllSwell Creative, which offers the AllSwell Notebook No. 1: “AllSwell is a passion project launched to encourage creativity in all its forms. It’s the brainchild […]