Review and Giveaway: Victoria’s Journals

I had never heard of the brand Victoria’s Journals, so I was very happy to receive a huge assortment of them from the company, which is based in Hong Kong. Wow– lots of variety and some unusual designs. Let’s take a look! (To see larger versions of the thumbnails below, click through to see the […]

Review & Giveaway: Palomino Luxury Notebook

The kind folks at Pencils.com sent me a couple of samples of their Palomino Luxury Notebooks. I was excited to try these, as they looked like they were adding some interesting tweaks to the typical notebook, and because I had seen that they were being made in collaboration with the Turkish brand Fabio Ricci, one […]

Review: Rebel Arts Notebook

Here’s a neat little notebook that I picked up at the DIA Beacon shop, which was an interesting place to look for notebooks, as some of them seemed to be shelved in amongst all the art books, according to whatever artist made them. In this case, the artist is Shepard Fairey, who is best known […]

Review: Federal Supply Service Notebooks

A reader named Lisa kindly sent me these Federal Supply Service notebooks after seeing my post about them having been featured on A Continuous Lean. It was very cool to get my hands on these, as I myself am not a federal employee, and therefore can’t buy them (at least, theoretically. There are places online […]

Exaclair Booth at BookExpo

I spent the last couple of days at the BookExpo convention at the Javits Center in New York. It’s mostly focused on book publishing, but there are always some cool stationery vendors there. I spent some time in the Exaclair booth, where Karen showed me their new items, some of which I hope to review […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Cassie

I love it when I get emails that begin like this: “My name is Cassie, and I’m a notebook addict. I’m sending you some pictures of my collection.” Here’s what Cassie has to say: I love, love, love notebooks. I’ve been scribbling ever since I could hold a pen, and keeping a journal seriously since […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Mr. Dan Kelly

This week’s addict is Mr. Dan Kelly, a writer who blogs at Gentleman Unafraid and offers us this pile of journals– every one he’s kept since 1986, with consistent daily entries since 1995. That’s some discipline!

Military Notebooks

More good notebook stuff at A Continuous Lean: This is a currently available government-issue notebook used by the military. The comments on the post got into a lot of interesting discussion about the “cool” factor of military supplies, with actual service members seeming to find it amusing that the stuff that is just boring to […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Gerard

Gerard is a curator and arts educator who emailed me some great photos of his “Idea Books,” which he’s filled nearly 40 of over the years: I love the idea of having notebooks dedicated solely to ideas and creativity. And you know how I can tell Gerard is an extremely creative guy? Look at the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Journaling Saves

This week’s addict chooses Blueline notebooks as her drug– what a great stack! I love the labeled spines. You MUST read the rest of the post at Blueline Notebooks: a Love Story — Journaling Saves– lots of great comments about her journaling habits and why she uses Blueline in particular.