I recently went to Book People, a great independent bookstore in Austin, Texas. They have a huge selection of gift items and stationery, including lots of notebooks from Moleskine, Leuchtturm, Miquelrius, Michael Roger, HandBook, Paperblanks, Rhodia, Field Notes and many more. Here’s what I had to snag for myself, as I’d never seen these in […]
A neat story about Winnie Chan, a member of the family who owns Grandluxe (some of whose products I’ve reviewed.) “Some children shun their family business or become reluctant successors. Not Ms Winnie Chan. In fact, her childhood dream was to join her family’s bookbinding business, Grandluxe. “Growing up, my ambition was to be my […]
This week’s addict emailed me these photos of her collection: Her favorite is the pink Moleskine. Next on her wishlist? A customized Smythson. I like how the pinkish color tone seems to recur throughout her collection despite the wide variety in colors and designs. Thanks for sharing your addiction, Neysa!
Here’s another book I’ve been thinking about adding to my collection: Photographers’ Sketchbooks. Since it’s photography, not all of the “sketchbooks” are traditional paper ones, though a couple are shown below. From the review linked below: “This book is comprised of over 500 illustrated pages featuring the tangible objects that help these photographers realize their […]
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This week’s addict calls himself a “hoarder!” Yet he also has a generous spirit in his addiction: “I typically give most of these away, especially the Moleskines, to students as they want to write in what I’m writing in. I do journaling with them also so we kinda compete.” From top left: A three pack […]
I spotted this brand when I was in Paris– they have some very cute designs: See more at their website.
Melissa emailed these photos of her collection and writes, “I have been a fan of your notebook web site for quite sometime now. It is really good to know I am not alone in my obsession!! Heres a couple of photos of my collection. I do have a few. I have got to to stop […]
This week’s addict is another one found via the excellent Sharing Our Notebooks blog. Lee Ann Spillane is a teacher who has been keeping notebooks since she was very young. She says: “I love to learn and think and draw and write. As I child I wanted to remember things. I used to sit on […]
I’ll never fall out of love…
The beautiful notebooks above only hint at the amazing work inside them… but they also come with a sad story. Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993, along with 3 of his colleagues. “Dan left behind seventeen bound leather journals filled with drawings, writings and […]