I’m sure everyone’s seen the news stories about the supposed CIA agent trying to recruit Russian spies in a rather goofy manner. Here’s all his super-secret-agent-y stuff: wigs, cash, weapons… and a notebook! Read more here.
From a lovely essay about using notebooks, by Elaine Fletcher Chapman: Most writers I know work from notebooks. I carry mine with me, as Jason Shinder was known to advise, along with a folder of poems I am currently revising. Even on my shorter commutes, I carry the pair. They remind me of my heart’s [...]
This week’s addict emailed me the photo below, and added these comments: The attached photo is of my notebook collection. Being in the military I take 2 or 3 pages of notes everyday. I carry a large rite in the rain. They are very durable in both design and paper quality. I have a moleskine [...]
I am sorry to say that I seem to have misplaced the name of the reader who tipped me off to this intriguing image, from an exhibition called “Souzou,” featuring the work of 46 self-taught artists living and working within social welfare facilities across Japan: Untitled by Shingo Ikeda Undated, artist’s notebook, collection of the [...]
I bought this notebook almost 3 years ago and only just recently got around to unwrapping it. I almost didn’t buy it– though I immediately coveted it when I saw it at A.I. Friedman in NYC, it was priced at $17.60, discounted from an even more ridiculous $22! It’s just a pretty standard pocket size [...]
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.
I came across a blog post by this week’s addict, who has an explanation for her problem: I blame my mother — and not just because Freud told me to. When I was little, there was a small chain of paper good/office supply stores in our city, and my mother used to take my brother [...]
A few notebook mentions and images culled from magazines recently: First, from a New Yorker profile of playwright Annie Baker: From a New Yorker article about Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace: A Smythson diary makes a cameo appearance in a fashion spread: This is truly spectacular: a collection of journal/scrapbook/sketchbooks [...]
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 [...]
Spotted at JetPens, a very cute notebook with an unusual plastic wire-o binding you can open and close to remove or rearrange pages: See more at Lihit Lab Aqua Drops Twist Ring Memo Notepad – 2.8″ X 4.7″ – 5 mm Graph – 40 Sheets – Black Cover – JetPens.com.