David Bowie’s Notebooks

It’s hard to imagine a world without David Bowie… I can’t say I’d really thought of him in connection to notebooks at all, but I was happy to find this, from a 2014 review of a David Bowie exhibition in Berlin: David Bowie, original lyrics for “Ziggy Stardust” (1972) (courtesy the David Bowie Archive, image […]

Pebble Paper Design

Cute floral notebooks from Malaysia:  “The 22-year-olds met at Sunway University where one was studying design while the other did corporate communications. Anni Tai and Rachel Chew then decided — right after graduation — to take some time off to explore their creativity. And Pebble Paper Design was born.” Source: Pebble Paper Design: Homegrown stationery […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Laura Rubin

Laura Rubin is a notebook addict who has also become a notebook maker/seller. Below is a photo of Laura’s journals starting from age 8. Now Laura is the founder of AllSwell Creative, which offers the AllSwell Notebook No. 1: “AllSwell is a passion project launched to encourage creativity in all its forms. It’s the brainchild […]

Happy Thanksgiving… and Black Friday!

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope it is full of family, friends, fun, and feasting before you start thinking about shopping… but once you do… here’s a few gift ideas for your favorite notebook addict–perhaps yourself! Brice Marden Notebooks: I posted about these recently, but hadn’t yet received my own copies of the facsimile […]

Chupa Chups Scented Notebooks

This is one of my weirder online finds: a $13 two-pack of notebooks, pages “specially scented with chupa chups flavors.”  I guess if you really like those lollipops, these notebooks are for you!   Source: Paladone | Chupa Chups Scented Notebooks – Set of 2 at ASOS

From the Mailbag: Questions and Tips from Readers

Time once again to try to help each other out by crowd-sourcing some notebook questions! Toby writes: The enclosed picture is of my favorite notebook, well the notebook is a few weeks old but the cover I have carried since I was fifteen, everyday it goes in my left pocket and more of my most […]

Talking to Strangers About Notebooks

I was on the train the other night and took out my notebook to jot something down. The woman sitting next to me, with whom I had not exchanged a word up til then, said “Oh wow, that’s so nice to see that you are using a paper notebook! You never see anyone writing in […]

Sideshow Press Note Pad Folio

Here’s a notebook that sent me into a wave of nostalgia: the Note Pad Folio from Sideshow Press. The pressboard cover reminds me so much of various notebooks I had as a kid into my college years. I had a blue report cover made of this material, with a spring-action clip inside. I also had […]

Hand-Embroidered Notebooks

That’s not just an image of embroidery, it’s actual stitching: “Check out these hand-embroidered notebooks that feature designs ranging from anatomical and natural to geometric and macabre, then try to make your own!” Source: Hand-Embroidered Notebooks Are Almost Too Pretty to Use | Make:

Notebook Addict of the Week: Quick & Curious

This week’s addict was spotted on Tumblr via the Moleskine Lovers page, who reposted the original from Quick and Curious: Gotta love a nice tidy drawerful of notebooks.