Wow, this is really cool– an amazingly detailed reproduction of the diary of John Wilkes Booth, reproducing all the interior pages, and housed in a painstakingly crafted leather exterior. I love how it’s a wallet and notebook all in one, with lots of handy pockets. Lots more photos at I have a Booth diary! […]
Here’s another old-time favorite of mine: These are pocket sized notebooks made by Boorum & Pease and Esselte in the 1980s, with lined pages and a textured black hard cover. I look at these now and see them as a sort of proto-Moleskine. I was always looking for a nice “little black book,” in a […]
I received these sample notebooks quite a long time ago and I’ve been procrastinating about reviewing them. I try to be an objective analyzer of all notebooks, but it’s impossible not to have my own personal preferences and biases, and in this case I just have to say upfront that these notebooks are not really […]
The folks at Kapdaa contacted me from India to offer a sample of a very cool concept: notebooks covered in leftover fabrics from clothing. An offcut is the material that remains after the clothing pattern has been cut out. Often it just goes to waste, but Kapdaa uses these remnants to make attractive cloth-bound journals […]
I spotted these colorful notebooks a while back and loved the way they look together: You can buy them via this UK online shop. via Grafika Notebook Set — Desk Accessories — Better Living Through Design.
Today, I just feel like giving away some notebooks. What the heck! I’m going to put together a lovely little surprise package for one lucky winner who I’ll randomly select from anyone who comments on this post by the deadline of Friday May 3, 11:59 EST. Feel free to spread the word via social media, […]
Now here’s a perfect holiday gift for a notebook addict, at least if they like Field Notes or similarly sized notebooks: I’ve always thought it would be nice to have some custom-made, perfectly-sized notebook storage. This box adds a nice extra: tabs that you can use to organize your various Field Notes volumes. Pretty […]
My posts will be a bit less frequent than normal this week while I take a lovely vacation. I think I’ll be spending more time filling my notebooks than buying new ones or blogging about them!
On a recent visit to the McNally Jackson bookstore in NYC, I noticed these very cool letterpress notebooks featuring various constellations on the cover: Covers are letterpress printed on 100% recycled chipboard with Japanese washi tape detail on the bound edge. Interior pages are cream colored and unlined. Size: 5.25″ x 3.5″ Pages: 120 […]