If you carry your notebook around with you (in your bag, thrown onto the back seat of the car etc) you’ll know the importance of sturdiness. The last thing you need is a cover that is dog-eared or scratched up or ruined. Not only does it make your notebook look tatty, it also kills inspiration.
You needn’t worry about such things with these notebooks. They’ve been designed for rough and rugged use. You can take them anywhere and they’ll withstand the toughest treatment.
(While Moleskine’s don’t appear on this list their omission is definitely not a snub. I use Moleskines all the time and I think they are superb. I wanted to showcase some other notebooks – perhaps ones you’ve never heard of – because it’s a big, wide world out there and it’s full of new notebooks to discover.)
A6 Bonded leather notebook – Follow your path – kikki.k
12 x 17 – blank pages in Red – Ciak
Dante Notebook – Fabriano
Slim ruled journal 3 pack – C.R. Gibson
Little Black Book – Smythson
Hard Bound Cloth Gray A4 – Whitelines
Master notebook – Leuchtturm1917
Make My Day notebook – Daycraft – Nation State
Kate Spade Journal – NoteMaker
Want to pretty-up some correspondence? Rubber stamp it baby! Here are some of my faves from JoAnna @ Rad Stamps. Her shop is totally awesome so be sure to check it out.
1. Pirate Ship.
2. Tiny Skull.
I just love vintage Easter cards. There’s something magical about them. Perhaps it’s the wording? They tend to have an overabundance of words like joyous and Eastertide. Or puns like Hoppy Easter. They make me nostalgic for a time when words/phrases like amazeballs and cray cray weren’t ever uttered. Ever.
Everything seemed simpler back in the time of ornate gold embossed crosses and tiny chicks bursting forth from gigantic eggs, don’t you think?
1. Maimies Merchantile.
2. Bella Bordello.
3. Vintagenuts Inc.
4. Baubles and Kitsch.
5. Posh Totty Designz.
6. Clancy’s Classics.
7. Ephemera Obscura.
8. Sharon Foster Vintage.