Notebook Addict of the Week: Emmanuel

This week’s addict has a habit of filling Moleskine and Rhodia notebooks. Look at these nice stacks! The Moleskine stack is pretty impressive given that he says he remembers first holding a Moleskine in his hands in January 2012. The Rhodias are from 2003-2006. Emmanuel says he wrote the first book in French about the […]

A French Artist’s 1948 Diary

The 1948 diary below belonged to Martin Vivés, an artist who lived in southwestern France. He also seems to have been a museum curator there in the 1940s-1960s, and he met some famous artists including Raoul Dufy, as shown in the notes made in the diary. March 2 shows the phrase “visite Dufy.” It’s an […]

Tips from Readers

More from my inbox: A tip from M: “I have issues with the binding cracking/splitting on my Moleskines.  The solution – black duct tape.  Check out the photo.  Works great and doesn’t look too bad.” Peter shares some sketchbook pages and a tip on transfering art to notebook pages: “Just wanted to give you some […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (again): Shaynie

This week’s addict is another repeat. Shaynie was featured here back in April 2011, but she’s recently emailed me these up to date photos of her current collection: Shaynie says “I think I have around 40, currently, and this is from over a decade of journaling. Here is a post I did about it: http://keepingjournals.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-notebooks-and-journals-so-far.html” […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Esmé

This week’s addict is another young one who is getting an early start on collecting. Esmé emailed me these photos of her collection and the commentary below.   “Attached are photos of my notebook collection. I’m 16, I’ve been writing a diary since I was 9 (although before that I dictated to my mum and […]

World War 2 Diaries Found in Attic

A cool story from the Manchester Evening News:   Angela Prince, 74, found the dust-covered notebooks while clearing the attic of her aunt and uncle’s attic in Partington. They appear to be written by children of the Hall family, who ran the medical herbalists Hall’s Hygiene in Salford until the 1970s. Retired secretary Angela, who […]

Moleskine Monday: Lettering

Beautiful hand-lettering in a Moleskine planner: See more at CUSTOM-OTHER 2 — LetterCult — Designspiration.

Lapin 2014 Planner from Miquelrius

I’ve admired Lapin’s notebook art for quite a while so I was happy to see he’s got a line of notebooks and planners with Miquelrius, including this one: See more at Agenda PASSPORT 2CV MR ART BY LAPIN | , | Agendas, libretas, cuadernos, carpetas, mochilas, estuches, bolsas, libreta, cuaderno, material escolar, mochila | Miquelrius-Papelería […]

Review: Hobonichi Techo Planner 2014

Here’s an exciting item to be my first review of 2014: I’d heard about the Hobonichi Planner on a few other notebook sites, so I was very happy when their US marketing person contacted me to offer a sample for review. 2014 is the first year they’ve done an English-translated version of this planner, which […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jemma

This week’s addict emailed me to share her collection– or at least part of it: I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now, and my favourite part of it is the Addict of the Week. I always wonder if my collection is actually a bit absurd compared to some of the others, but […]