Moleskine Monday: Evernote Expansion

Moleskine’s Evernote collection keeps growing, as they now offer various options in pocket and large size, including squared, lined and plain pages, as well as the heavier-weight sketchbook pages, softcover journals, and a planner. Presumably this means the products have been successful, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone using one. I occasionally use […]

Review: Pen & Ink Squared Notebook

I’ve reviewed and mentioned the Pen & Ink brand sketchbooks several times on this site (see here, here, here, and here.) They are the closest substitute for a Moleskine sketchbook with the heavy-weight card stock paper, and they’re affordable and well-made. But I’ve never reviewed their other notebooks with standard weight paper. Squared notebooks are […]

Moleskine Monday: Custom Printing

Not long ago, Moleskine and Milk announced their collaboration to create custom printed photo albums in Moleskine format. I was intrigued, but disappointed that only larger sizes were offered. Now there’s another way to print your own customized Moleskine book, this time in a pocket sized Japanese album format:   “Your digital drawings can now […]

What Famous Authors Write With

There was an interesting feature at Flavorwire on the writing tools of famous authors. Unfortunately, most of the examples just include a photo of the author rather than the writing tools themselves, but here’s a notable exception:   It’s J. K. Rowling‘s plans for writing Harry Potter, on a sheet of looseleaf paper. Wow. See […]

Moleskine Monday: Analyzing Paper Weight

A reader named Steve commented on my “Dissecting a Moleskine” post with a link to a fascinating inquiry of his own: what is the actual weight of Moleskine paper? Steve points out that many notebook brands make a selling point of their paper weight, expressed in grams per square meter (GSM): • Calepino, 90 • […]

Whitelines Video

Cool video from Whitelines, telling the story behind their paper, and promoting their Indiegogo campaign to develop an Android version of their smartphone app. via Whitelines Story V1.3 on Vimeo.

Moleskine Monday: Hands-on with the Evernote Smart Notebook

At ZDNet, there’s a pretty detailed look at using the new Moleskine Evernote notebook. Lots of photos, including these: See more at Hands-on with the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine gallery | Page 12 | ZDNet.

In Defense of Paper

From yesterday’s New York Times Business section: PAPER still matters. The frequent whirring of printers in offices — despite the Internet, Microsoft Word, social media, scanners, smartphone apps and PDF files — attests to that. We may use less of it than we once did, but reading and writing on paper serves a function that, […]

Smartphone Notebook

Interesting idea, but not very practical, I’d say. The pages all have a  weirdly shaped hole in them, and although they’ve left a space for a headphone cord, you can’t turn the page without having to thread the cord through the hole or take the phone out. Surely there’s a better way to make a […]

Calendar Wars: Electronic Vs. Paper

A fun article in this past weekend’s New York Times: Calendar Wars Pit Electronics Against Paper. A few quotes from paper fans: “I’ve got an iPad, an iPod, I’m on Twitter and Facebook and I’m talking on my BlackBerry now,” said Nelson George, a cultural critic, filmmaker and producer, in a phone interview. “But that’s […]