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Travels and Old Notebooks Revisited

September 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments · black book

Hey everyone! Contrary to popular belief, we’re still alive. The past couple months have been pretty crazy – for various reasons, I’ve been on trips to Spain, Italy, Chicago, New Mexico, and Cape Cod, and the only disappointing thing about seeing the world is that I didn’t find a single new black notebook. I figured […]

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The Rhodia Webnotebook: Bad Name, Great Journal

May 19th, 2008 · 45 Comments · black book

I imagine that the vast majority of you who read this site are familiar with Rhodia products. Decked out in a distinctive shade of orange, they bring a level of style, quality, and most importantly, brilliant simplicity to all of their products, from fliptop pads to staple-bound notebooks. Rhodia products hail from France, where the […]

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The Alwych Book: The perfect soft cover, the perfect notebook?

April 3rd, 2008 · 32 Comments · Uncategorized

Before we get to the review of Scotland’s Alwych Book… …I’d like to quote something from the Moleskine insert: “Moleskine is the heir of the legendary notebook used for the past two centuries by great artists and thinkers, including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. This trusty, pocket-sized travel companion held […]

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The Miquelrius: The flexible Moleskine?

May 3rd, 2007 · 25 Comments · black book

Miquelrius is a company located in Spain (near Barcelona) that has been in the stationary business for over 150 years. I happened to find their Moleskine-esque softcover notebook ($9) in a New York City art store today, and was very impressed at its quality and design, yet disappointed to see another black book failing in […]

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