Notebook Addict of the Week: Emmanuel

This week’s addict has a habit of filling Moleskine and Rhodia notebooks. Look at these nice stacks! The Moleskine stack is pretty impressive given that he says he remembers first holding a Moleskine in his hands in January 2012. The Rhodias are from 2003-2006. Emmanuel says he wrote the first book in French about the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: VacuousMinx

This week’s addict displays an orderly and attractive collection of notebooks in a blog post that begins as follows: “There are so many notebooks out there, good ones, that I started to become a little paralyzed at the idea of trying to say anything useful. I would leave so many out! I would fail to […]

Moleskine Monday: I May Never Buy a New Moleskine Again

I am really quite depressed. I keep poking around in stores, looking at their stock of Moleskines to see if anything’s changed with how they’re making them. At one point several months ago, I’d had a glimmer of optimism that maybe there had just been a blip in their manufacturing rather than an overall decline […]

Matthew William Robinson’s Sketchbook

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 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Peaches

Peaches emailed me lots of photos of her collection, and some musings on the various brands of notebooks she’s tried… but I think she’ll keep trying even more:   “I still haven’t found the 100% perfect notebook, which would have thick, off-white plain paper and be a hardback just under A5 size. The closest I […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Biffybeans

This is an oldie but a goodie, and when I came across it, I wondered how I’d never selected Biffybeans aka Stephanie as an addict of the week before. Many of you probably know her well, as the blogger at both Spiritual Evolution of the Bean and Rhodia Drive, as well as a talented artist. […]

Just a Bad Batch?

I was in a newly opened Staples store the other day, where they had a couple of big displays of Moleskines. I don’t recall seeing Moleskines in Staples in the past, so perhaps they’ve just started carrying them. But what I was very happy to see was that of the stock they had on hand, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Stefanie

Aside from notebooks, one of my other great loves is books. So I completely identified with this week’s addict’s linking of the two : Bookish people tend to like books with words already in them as well as books that are blank and waiting to be filled by their own hands. I know I do. […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: FunkyPeanut

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 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Anke

This week’s addict is from Holland, and sent this picture of her collection, or rather, part of it: “I’ve been a fan of your site for a long time and for an equally long time I’ve been wanting to send you a picture of my own collection. What was holding me back was a sense […]