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 […]

Travel With A Sketchbook

A wonderful article by David Gillett about appreciating your travels more when you sketch instead of taking photos: “My son Harry and I had weaseled our way into the cloistered beauty of Oxford’s Magdalen College on May Morning, a few hours after gathering with 20,000 other revelers to greet the sunrise with a hymn sung […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Dan

This week’s addict has a You Tube Channel called A Sort of Interesting Life, where he posts a lot of videos about living on a narrowboat, for the most part, but he’s also quite interested in pens and notebooks. Take a look at his collection: I think he also has the same ancient teddy bear […]

Theodore Roosevelt’s Field Notebooks

Theodore Roosevelt kept field notebooks on his travels, including the ones pictured below from a safari trip. He seems to have had a talent for sketching the animals he saw… and shot! 🙁 See more at: Pages from Theodore Roosevelt’s field notebooks recording animals killed on safari

Notebook Addict of the Week: Missy Dunaway

I’ve seen Missy Dunaway’s art on Pinterest, and was always impressed, but I didn’t know her backstory until I came across an article about her on Mashable. Not only does she paint amazing scenes on notebook pages, she has quite a collection of filled Moleskines! Read more about Missy and see more of her gorgeous […]

Bellroy Passport Notebook

This little notebook was a surprise bonus when I purchased a Bellroy travel wallet. It’s mainly a piece of promotional material for the wallet, and was tucked into the space where an actual passport is meant to be carried. Now that my passport is in there, there’s no room for the notebook but it does […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: William

This is one of my favorite notebook addict submissions, because these notebooks are truly full of stories! “My name is William, last November marked 20 years for me as a ships agent. Indirectly my notebook habit began in the US Army. A very instrumental part of infantry basic training is you are required to keep […]

Lauren Redniss and Her Sketchbooks

I love this image of the author/illustrator Lauren Redniss with some of the notebooks, sketchbooks and scrapbooks she used in the making of her book Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future. “Ms. Redniss, who teaches at Parsons School of Design, walked a reporter through her bookmaking process, picking up materials laid out on an […]

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. […]

My Latest Sketchbook

I just finished a sketchbook, exactly a year a year after I started it. This was one of my old Modo & Modo original Moleskine sketchbooks. I have a hoard of these older ones and they are still my favorite sketchbook for everyday use– they stand up well to most of the pens I use, […]