I had a fun find over the weekend. I was in a small art supply store that happened to have a nice selection of notebooks, including some gorgeous sketchbooks from Bison Bookbinding, which I’d never heard of. I think this store must have decided to focus on these more unique items instead of more generic […]
What a cute idea, just in time for the holiday! Learn how to make them at Thanksgiving Place Card Mini Notebooks | House of Earnest.
I’d love to flip through this old notebook: “This notebook was owned by the 19th Century poet, preacher, and naturalist, George Crabbe. The binding was damaged, and split along the joint, and some of the sections were loose. However, of most concern were the loose plant and insect specimens that were pressed between the pages.” […]
Here’s a few notebooks spotted in assorted advertisements and articles: From the New York Times obituary of theater critic Stanley Kauffman: From the Wall Street Journal magazine, designer Marc Newson’s sketchbooks, among other favorite things. Also from the Wall Street Journal magazine, a Moleskine seems to be a favorite tool of Nike […]
Beautifully bound journals with metallic gold decoration on cloth covers– these seem a bit glam yet very simple at the same time. Handcrafted by Paperiaarre in Finland. Via Minimalist Gilt Notebooks @ Lushlee.
Design Sponge has some great “sketchbook sneak peek” posts. This was one of my favorites, for the way it shows the thought process behind an artist’s work. Here’s what Matthew William Robinson’s finished work looks like: And here are some pages from his sketchbooks. There’s nothing perfect and pretty about them, they’re more about thought […]
A relic of the Beat Generation: “The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, acquired the archive of American poet Peter Orlovsky (1933–2010), an important figure in the Beat Generation. Orlovsky was fellow poet Allen Ginsberg’s companion for more than 40 years, and his papers reflect […]
File this under “so close, and yet so far!” This is the latest of many notebook related Kickstarter campaigns. But for once, I hope this doesn’t get funded! It’s a dumb idea, at least as it’s currently structured. They send you this nice quality notebook once a month, in a gorgeous selection of colors, and […]
Here’s an interesting notebook– each page is an envelope with a window. Great for collecting bits and pieces and writing notes about them! See more at UNIONMADE – GIFTSHOP – Stock 12 Pocket Album in White.
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 […]