Did you ever wonder how someone came up with the design for the Microsoft Surface tablet? Apparently it started with these early concept sketches in Ralf Groene’s notebook: Read more at Microsoft’s Surface tablet started off life as this doodle in a sketchbook | The Verge
Pablo Bronstein is an Argentine artist who now lives in the UK. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine recently did a feature on his house, which in itself was gorgeous and fascinating, but what appealed to me even more were the tantalizing glimpses of some of his notebooks and sketchbooks in the photos:
The latest Field Notes special edition is quite beautiful! And a portion of the proceeds benefits a great cause, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Read more at FIELD NOTES COLORS:“TWO RIVERS” EDITION.
Catching up on some old links I’ve saved, here’s a nice wrap-up of some books featuring the pages of artists’, designers’, and scientists’ notebooks, including the one below from Field Notes on Science & Nature: “A typical notebook page detailing the thoughts and events of a day doing fieldwork at Olorgesailie, Kenya, with a personal […]
Letternote is an India-based maker of colorful stationery and gift items, all with bold, colorful designs. They sent me a very generous assortment of samples to review: I love the variety and the bright colors. Somehow just looking at some of them makes you feel upbeat and want to do something creative! But my favorite […]
I love the Pendleton designs on these! Very cute. See more at Pendleton Notebooks Giveaway – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE INSPIRE COMMUNITY ART DESIGN MUSIC FILM PHOTO PROJECTS. (Giveaway has ended, but you can buy at Chronicle’s website or on Amazon.)
Here’s a few recent and in some cases still active Kickstarter notebook projects you might want to check out: Stateside Co. Notebooks Attractive design, but those intricate cut-outs on the cover will be trashed the first time you put the notebook in a bag or pocket. Deadline for funding is August 14, 2014. They’re […]
Artist/illustrator Lisa Congdon has a new line of notebooks commissioned by MoMA, featuring her drawings of objects from their design collection: See more at New Notebooks for MoMA! – Today is going to be awesome..
I spotted this at McNally Jackson Bookstore in NYC and couldn’t resist: a small paperback book/facsimile notebook full of drawings by landscape architect Diana Balmori. From the publisher’s website (which seems to be the only place to buy the book online): “Notebooks is a record of sketches by Diana Balmori FASLA. Reflecting twenty years of […]
Another great Sketchbook Sneak Peek from Design Sponge, this time with Lisa Congdon, whose Collection a Day blog was one of my faves. Why do you use a sketch book? My sketchbook is almost exclusively for my personal doodling, idea generation, and, of course, stress relief! I feel like it’s important to have a space […]