I hadn’t seen or heard of these Clairefontaine Life.Unplugged notebooks before reading this post: Ink Nouveau: Clairefontaine Life.Unplugged. Notebook Elastic Band Hack. They seem to be nice little cahier-style notebooks– they don’t come with an elastic, but you can add one if you’re handy with a glue gun!
See the original post for further steps.
The post also mentions a new style called “Roadbook.” These may be a bit more like Moleskine’s Volants, with a glued spine, though these offer the elastic closure the Volants lack.
You can see these in the latest Clairefontaine catalog here. Has anyone spotted these in stores yet? (They are available through Goulet Pens, the retailer associated with the Ink Nouveau blog.) I haven’t seen them in my usual NYC haunts, but I’ll be keeping an eye out!