Notebook Addict of the Week: Tina

This week’s addict is a blogger and urban sketcher who also hand-binds her own notebooks. Here’s some of her hand-bound books: She’s also used a Rhodiarama notebook as a travel journal: And I love this shot of her travel sketching kit! You can read more on her blog about the handbound sketchbooks and how she […]

Review: Soundless Soliloquy Notebook

I bought this notebook from Soundless Solilquy’s shop on Etsy over a year ago. It just looked like a nice simple notebook with some attractive colors available, so I decided to give one a try. It’s a very cute and handy size that manages to be very pocketable, more substantial than a Moleskine Cahier or […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Emadam

This week, we have someone who is not just addicted to notebooks, but addicted to making notebooks! “i follow your page for some years now and finally managed it to make some photos of my notebook collection. well it´s just a part of my collection and it´s a mixture of used and new notebooks but: […]

DIY Hybrid Notebook

Here’s a cool notebook hacking project. Inspired by the Midori Traveler’s Notebook, Kate Smith decided to make something similar. She took a Ryman hardcover notebook and swapped the inside pages out for some elastic bands to hold inserts, either Midori ones or Moleskine Cahiers. Should work with Field Notes and many others too. I really […]

DIY Notebooks

Homework has a  great roundup of colorful and crafty DIY notebooks: Read more at homework: Inkling: Inspiring Notebook Round Up.

A Handmade Travel Journal

A really interesting look at someone’s custom designed travel journal holder, with a strap to fasten in the journal, plus pockets for favorite art supplies:     Read more at Week 6 of Designing a Creative Travel Journal | — ✄ – ✄ – the smallest forest – ✄ – ✄ –.

Review: Kapdaa Offcuts Notebook

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 […]

NYC Bookbinding Class: Make a Notebook

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.

Chalkboard Notebooks

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 […]

More Good Stuff from Our Readers

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 […]