Brice Marden’s Notebooks

I’d love to take a look through these:   On a page of his 1964–67 journal, underneath a small cutout of Manet’s 1862 painting of Victorine Meurent, Brice Marden wrote, “Cézanne tried to kill painting by denying forms for the sake of painting. He seems to have come closest to painting painting out … I […]

Moleskine Monday: Blend Collection

Moleskine continues to mix up their product selection with unexpected departures from their standard styles. The latest is the “Blend Collection,” which feature woven cloth covers and contrasting elastics: The Moleskine logo on the back can’t be debossed as usual, so they’ve put it on a little patch: See more at Moleskine Blend Collection.

Paper Saver Notebook

Here’s an interesting concept– the Paper Saver notebook “The Paper Saver turns your printed paper into a stylish faux leather notebook. Once the paper is inserted into the Paper Saver, it will become an elegant, professional notebook.” It’s a nice idea– I always seem to have a mountain of paper to recycle in my office […]

Best Made Notebooks

I love the look of these notebooks– great combination of colors and cute design. They are from Best Made: The specs: 3.5” x 5” 96 pages, 1/2” dotted 7” cover ruler Interior conversion table 100lb. cover, 50lb. interior Lay-flat binding

Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks

A page from one of Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks– on the day his father died, he drew his hat and shoe and hankerchief: “Thanks to a gift from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, 29 of the artist’s sketchbooks will be on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center starting Sept. 9. For over two decades since the artist’s […]

Talking to Strangers About Notebooks

I was on the train the other night and took out my notebook to jot something down. The woman sitting next to me, with whom I had not exchanged a word up til then, said “Oh wow, that’s so nice to see that you are using a paper notebook! You never see anyone writing in […]

Sideshow Press Note Pad Folio

Here’s a notebook that sent me into a wave of nostalgia: the Note Pad Folio from Sideshow Press. The pressboard cover reminds me so much of various notebooks I had as a kid into my college years. I had a blue report cover made of this material, with a spring-action clip inside. I also had […]

Notebooks With Embroidered Science Illustrations

These notebooks have an unusual design combo: vintage science, math and medical illustrations embellished with embroidery: “Since we last checked out Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers (previously) they’ve released a whole new series of notebooks that incorporate vintage science/medical illustrations printed on Japanese paper with hand-stitched embroidery. The notebooks come in a variety of sizes and […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Neko

This week’s addict is Neko, a 14-year old living in Canada who emailed me this submission: “I’ve been crazy with your site, like forever, and I think it’s going to become a habit. I, too, collect bunch of random notebooks ever since my mom gave me a girly pink diary. This picture is my smaller […]

Pete Doherty’s Prison Notebooks

What does a jailed rockstar write in his notebooks? Take a look:   “Feel like dropping some cash for a personal peek into Pete Doherty’s head? Dreams can come true: Doherty’s prison notebooks are now on sale. You can pick up the Babyshambles and Libertines star’s Prison Journal for £4,250, or his Notebook for £4,750. Both instalments are […]