Notebook Addict of the Week (again):Sarah C.

Sarah was first featured here as an addict in January 2014. “Notebook addict update. Last fall I sent a photo of my collection which I thought was complete. Over the winter I found notebooks I had missed and since have purchased or added new. 1. Rhodia Spiral bound with graph paper – gift. 2. Rhodia […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Naomi Leeman

This week’s addict is a designer and illustrator who has filled many Moleskines with collages from her travels, among other things: “For the past several years, I’ve keep a sketchbook that I use for everyday notes, ideas, lists, sketches, as well as travel collages.  I carry it with me everywhere and, recently, it has been […]

Laura Jernegan’s Whaleship Journal

A reader named Resi tipped me off to this wonderful website where you can see the pages of a journal kept by a young girl while she was at sea on a whaling ship in 1869 (her father was the captain): Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship – Explore Laura’s Journal. It’s pretty amazing to […]

Review and Giveaway: Zettel Notebooks

I was quite excited when the maker of these new notebooks contacted me and offered a sample. They take the common format of a 3-pack of staple-bound pocket notebooks and add a flash of color and a touch of travelogue. Zettel Notebooks are made in Berlin, and each cover is a tribute to a part […]

Notebooks from Asbury & Asbury

Asbury & Asbury is a design team with some fun notebook projects, among other things. They dropped me a note months ago about their Perpetual Disappointments Diary, which regrettably got lost in my inbox, but when I finally checked out the link I was also happy to see their series of notebooks featuring photos of […]

Pentalic Traveler Pocket Sketch Reader Review

I love the detailed commentary I sometimes get from readers of this site about their own favorite notebooks. A reader called Filcard responded to my review of the Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook recommending that I check out another one of their products: “My absolute favorite though is the “sister” product to the Illustrator, the Traveler Pocket […]

In Praise of Wear and Tear

From a lovely essay about appreciating the worn, torn, lived-in-ness of books and notebooks, the “messiness of creation”: “For about fifteen years now I have been keeping a notebook, or multiple notebooks actually, ostensibly with the intention of jotting down ideas or thoughts before they escape off into the ether. Occasionally these thoughts result in […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Wendy

This week’s addict compiled the journals below during a period of transition in her life: “Learning Journals from 2009″ 2009 must have been quite a year! From the looks of that photo, she went through about 2 journals per month! “Since then, I have collected a handsome pile of moleskin learning and reflection journals. Each […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (again): P. W.

This week’s addict was first featured in 2012 with this photo of their collection: As of January 2015, here’s the current collection: Annotated on Flickr as follows: my stack of blank notebooks. from left to right: – moleskine large weekly notebook planner 2014, le petit prince edition – little prince diary, gift from a friend, […]

Moleskine Monday: Voyageur Notebook Review

The Moleskine Voyageur notebook was introduced last summer, and so far remains a unique outlier in their product line. It’s an odd size, in between the classic pocket and large notebooks. It has a brown cloth-bound cover. It has a fancy die-cut paper wrapper with a travel-themed collage element. It has colored endpapers. I guess […]