A bookbinding studio in New York is offering a class where you can make a pocket notebook, with elastic closure and back pocket. Could be a fun way to spend a few hours! It’s on April 20, 2013. Find out more at Full Tilt Bookbinding Classes.
A while back, I came across this post on how to make a notebook with a chalkboard cover: Chalkboard Notebooks – Honest To Nod. It reminded me that I’d made a similar one myself when I was a kid, back in the late 1970s. To make the notebook below, I asked my father to cut [...]
From Jennie, a link to an article with some more great reasons to favor paper over digital note-taking: “The notebook has an immediate tactile advantage over phones: they aren’t connected to the Internet. It’s intimate in a way computers aren’t. A notebook has never interrupted me with a screen that says, “Wuz up?” Notebooks are [...]
This is a really cool video showing the process of making notebooks out of old record album covers: Via Handmade notebooks made from recycled album covers — Lost At E Minor: For creative people.
Diana at The Sketchbook Challenge has a great video where she talks about different kinds of journals and sketchbooks, which she has filled (and covered) with beautiful work:
Grab a tissue before you click through to this link, because you’re going to drool: Design.Y, Handmade Leather-bound Notebook. I just found Design.Y via the Pencil Talk blog, and I had to sit on my hands to keep myself from immediately clicking the buy button for a few of these VERY expensive notebooks. At a [...]
A nicely illustrated tutorial on how to make your own notebooks, inspired by Moleskine cahiers: Read more at Faux Molskine Notebooks – Fine and Feathered.
I was contacted several months ago by Jacob Deatherage, the owner of Ex Libris Anonymous, a small company based in Portland, Oregon who make journals by hand using old recycled books. When I agreed to accept a couple of samples for review, I had no idea I’d get this large batch! First of all, I [...]
I got an email a few months ago introducing me to these cool notebook necklaces, handmade by Casey at FartsyArts! My name is Casey and I TOO am a lover of notebooks. Mole skin, spiral, sketchbooks, oh my! I probably have too many but there is something so lovely about having blank notebooks around JUST [...]
If you have ever wanted an inside look at the workshop and process of an artist who sells customized Moleskines on Etsy, check this out: Read more here: falling feathers – new moleskine journals |.