Things I Am Loving: Journals and Notebooks

 

Turns out I have a little bit of a notebook problem.

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They’re just too pretty to resist and cheap enough for lots of impulse purchases on my travels round the web. Here are a few that have recently er, caught my eye, I have bought .

1)  I won a Julia Kostreva journal at the Blogshop workshop last year and love the colours and graphic simplicity of her covers.  Nice quality paper inside too. Really liking the colours and style of her new ‘Mon Petit Notebook’ range.

2) I’ve been following Greek graphic designer Tomy K on Instagram for a long time and ended up buying some of his small graphic notebooks. They come in complementary sets of three and are therefore very useful for bribing small similarly notebook-addicted daughters and including in cheesy Instagram vignettes of one’s desk ( though I rarely do this as it’s not often my desk is tidy enough for human consumption).

3) I recently bought a few Moleskine-alike Ecosystem notebooks. Beautifully made in the US from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, you get to choose your size, cover colour (from six juicy hues) and inside style (blank, lined or grid). Like Moleskines they have silk bookmarks, elastic closures and an inside back pocket and the paper itself is of beautiful quality. But unlike Moleskines they have perforated pages. This is a great organisational feature for me, as I’m always scribbling crap in the wrong notebook.

4) No notebook roundup would be complete without a selection from Rifle Paper Co.  I have a couple of Anna Bond’s old pocket notebooks, but her new Botanical journals are the prettiest yet.  I might have to do a little shopping.

Are you a notebook addict?  Or have you moved over completely to tablets and such like?  And if you are, seen any pretty ones recently?  For research purposes only of course.

   
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  1. izzy wong says

    I’m a notebook addict, too. Actually, I should not be left unsupervised in any stationery store, or even at the art/school/office supply aisle of the drug store. I’m not sure, but I might have gone over the edge recently when I purchased a lovely fountain pen to ‘fancy up’ my writing paraphernalia.

  2. says

    I too have a notebook problem. I try to keep it in check by shopping for them at places like Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. Some of my steals include a green Orla Kiely leaf-print notebook and a notebook covered in Liberty Art Fabric’s “Caesar.” Peacock feathers!

  3. Misty says

    I also love notebooks! I enjoy the buying/browsing more than the using though. And I am not very creative as I end up defaulting to Moleskin. I love #2 above though!

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