Review: Design.Y Notebooks

I can’t believe it’s taken me over 2 years to review these notebooks. I first heard of Design-Y in early 2012, when they were receiving quite a bit of buzz on fountain pen blogs. If you’re not familiar with this brand, here’s the background: they are handmade in Japan by a Mr. Yoshino. He uses […]

Tennyson Note Book Cover From Shire Supply

A nicely understated, rugged-looking notebook cover:   Available in 4 colors, and comes with your choice of either a Moleskine cahier or a Field Notes notebook included. Buy at “The Tennyson” Note Book – From Shire Supply Company / ShireSupply.

Filofancy’s Flex

The blogger at Filofancy notes that the Flex series by Filofax doesn’t get much blogging coverage. I can’t say I’ve found them inspiring at all when I see them in stores– wrong sizes, blah materials… it just makes me sad to see them in comparison to the wonderful things Filofax was making 15 or 20 […]

Organizing with Notebooks

Here’s an interesting look at one person’s notebooks and how she uses them: “I love notebooks and I love seeing other bloggers sharing how they use theirs. It is like getting to see how their minds work on paper! I have lots of notebooks and a few pricey Moleskine that are sitting in boxes unloved since I want to save them […]

Filson Horween Leather Notebook Covers

This looks like a rather nice notebook cover– it even comes with a custom Rite in the Rain notebook. But Filson is a high-end brand, and this is pretty high-end pricing: $110 for the 5×7″ size!   Via Filson Horween Leather Notebook Covers – Photos • Selectism.

Make Your Own Leather Notebook Cover

I’ve gotten questions from readers before about alternatives to some of the pricy leather notebook covers out there. I haven’t spotted that many cheap ones for sale, until recently discovering Davis Leatherworks, which seems to have some nice-looking and inexpensive covers. But if you enjoy creativity and you’re willing to put in a little effort, […]

Glamorous Notebooks

Ivana at Macarons and Pearls  offers a selection of her favorite glamorous and pretty notebooks, and some thoughts about choosing and using them: “I’ve always been big on collecting beautiful things: whether it’s cookbooks, Vogue issues, lipsticks or nail polishes, having a curated collection of something that inspires me and makes me happy feels really […]

iPhone + Sketchbook: theGOODbook™ 5

This looks like a lovely little package, iphone and sketchbook contained in a sturdy leather case that looks like it will age beautifully. Though I might prefer to have the phone on the left so I could open the notebook from the front… See more at Red Clouds Collective. Handcrafted in Portland, ORE. — theGOODbook™ […]

Review: Pelle Journal

I was contacted by the maker of the Pelle Journal a few months back and was very excited to have the opportunity to review one. It was compared to the Midori Passport Size Travelers Journal, but it’s handmade in California. Let’s take a look at what this journal has to offer. First of all, you’ll […]

Design.Y Handmade Leather-bound Notebook from Japan

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 […]