Smythson Notebooks by Vahram Muratyan

A new collection of colorful Smythson notebooks: “When Smythson approached the graphic artist Vahram Muratyan to design a set of notebooks — carte blanche — Muratyan ran with that freedom. “It occurred to me that I could take those words — those French phrases that we use in English — and place them above the […]

Isabelle Moreau Notebooks

Isabelle Moreau makes some gorgeous notebooks and albums with leather and cloth covers. Not cheap, but beautiful! “Notebooks, photo albums or even agendas, discover our unique craft of paper shop items, handmade and 100% made in France !” See more at Catalogue : pick and customize your own paper shop products – Isabelle Moreau

Astier de Villatte Villa Medici Notebooks

These are rather gorgeous: “The Villa Médicis notebooks by Astier de Villatte are printed with beguiling photographs from the palace gardens.In 1803, Napoléon Bonaparte moved his exclusive French Academy to Rome’s storied Villa Medici. Since then, the Italian Renaissance villa that overlooks the ancient city has housed generations of creative minds, including Jean-­Auguste­-Dominique Ingres, Claude […]

Diary of a WWI Soldier

A beautiful old notebook containing the recollections of Alfred Gougeon, a French stretcher-bearer in World War 1. It sounds like he kept daily notes during the war, and then returned to them in the 1960s to write more about his experiences, given the two sets of dates on the cover. His family kept 3 of […]

Colorful French Notebooks

A beautiful set of notebooks, one lined, one plain and one squared:   Spotted at the French online shop Papier Tigre, where they have a lot of other gorgeous designs too!

Ines de la Fressange Collects Notebooks

I just subscribed to a newsletter from French style icon Ines de la Fressange, in which she recommends various finds– mostly clothing, beauty products and housewares, etc., but I was also happy to spot this plug for a French bookshop that apparently has a great selection of notebooks! It’ll be on my list of place […]

School Supplies Around the World

An interesting article about the different types of school supplies typically used by students in various countries, including, of course, a few notebooks. In Norway, this “kladblok” is typical: And here are some notebooks used in a French school: Read more at School supplies used by students around the world.

Giveaway!! Rhodia Ice

No long review today, just a quickie giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Exaclair/ Rhodia! They have just introduced some new pads in a slick new color scheme: white and silver, cool and slick for the summer! I love their classic orange, but this is gorgeous too! To enter, leave a comment about what you […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Sarah

This week’s addict emailed me the photo below of her collection: “I still have my first journal from 47 years ago. I restrict my collecting to sewn or ring bound books, no glued or stapled books. Some of there books were gifts, the group on the left are all from France and brought to me […]

Review: Calepino Notebook

It’s taken me forever to get around to reviewing these notebooks, despite having basically had someone else write it for me! Below are some comments and photos from Ted, a former addict of the week: Got my order of Calepino today. Basically the french Field Notes. Right down to some of the wording on the […]