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The Bible of Notebooks: The Allan’s Journal

October 9th, 2008 · 14 Comments · black book

Recently, I’ve seen a number of notebooks on the market whose origins are pretty creative. For example, Book Journals takes old hard cover books from the 1950s and 1960s and converts them into spiral-bound notebooks. Urban Outfitters has recently started selling notebooks with real old vinyl records sliced up for the covers – very, very […]

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The Ciak: Handmade in Italy

June 9th, 2008 · 27 Comments · black book

If you’ve ever been to Venice, you are probably familiar with the tourist phenomenon of handmade leather journals.  I have yet to find a guide book that doesn’t recommend the best “authentic” store in Venice to pick up a handmade leather-bound notebook in which to record your travel adventures. Of course, how a place can […]

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