Story Supply Co.

Here’s another start-up notebook company, launched with a Kickstarter campaign. This one has a nice twist– for every 3-pack purchased, they will donate a notebook and pencil to a writing program for kids. Story Supply Co. is banking on a demand for locally made products and socially conscious businesses as it markets its notebooks. Read […]

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 […]

Eco-friendly notebooks at TreeHugger

TreeHugger features some eco-friendly notebook brands. “Made entirely from recycled, sustainable, or tree-free fibers, these companies care as much for the environment as they do for aesthetics.” I was most excited about the ones below–gorgeous stitched-spine pocket notebooks from Ciak that I’d never seen before, as well as some colorful versions of Calepino’s notebooks.   […]

Mysterious HOM Notebook

Every so often, I’ll see a new brand of notebook that interests me, but I don’t feel like spending money on it. I usually snap a photo or write down the brand name, and then look it up online to find out more. Below is a photo I took of a notebook found several months […]

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 […]

Review: LatLon Notebooks

Here we have another Kickstarter project that I decided to support at a modest level. When I saw the design of the LatLon notebooks, I thought it was quite cool-looking, and an interesting concept. Each notebook has a letterpress printed cover featuring the contour lines of the elevation of an island or glacier or the […]

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 […]