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Nemo me impune lacessit - at least, not without a pencil

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

We forget, sometimes, that pencils really are the product of all sorts of complex technological processes, but they are. Their role in the voting process is almost part of a ritual; walk along to the polling station, take the form into a plywood booth, and reach for a stubby little HB on a string. Old school? Sure. But it works.

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Standard Memorandum 2020

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

“Inspired by pocket journals from the early 1900s, The Standard Memorandum is designed to chronicle one year of your life. Word. Notebooks has once again teamed up with designer and illustrator Jon Contino to create a modern version of this storied notebook. The 2020 Standard Memorandum is the latest incarnation of the exceedingly popular daily pocket journal, and it’s ready to tackle your new year. Just like with the original, simply jot down a line or two every day for a year, and you'll be left with a memento you can save or pass down. It’s a year of your...

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8 to 1: round three - Midori v Palomino

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

A month ago, I started a big notebooks play-off. You can see that original post here. Last time, I pitted a Clairefontaine Deco notebook against a Poach My Lobster one. This time, it's the turn of the Midori A5 notebook against a Palomino Medium Luxury notebook. Midori A5 notebook I've had a number of these over the years and I really like them. These Notebooks are created using traditional thread stitched book binding methods, which ensures the notebook opens evenly and is highly durable. MD Notebooks don’t have a cover. This is because Midori thinks this would impact on the comfort...

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Field Notes Group 11

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

"Elementary, dear Watson. Elementary." The folk at Field Notes were excited about their Limited Edition, Elemental. Read here - what happened. That FN made such a hand-brake turn so as not to sherlock (see what I did there? Scrib will be proud) a small creator is, frankly, heartwarming. I backed the Kickstarter, and very much enjoy the notebooks, by the way. So - Group 11.* This Field Notes Quarterly limited edition gets its name from the position of the elements copper, silver, and gold in the Periodic Table. “Group Eleven” features three standard Dot-Graph Memo Books. But aside from the size,...

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Black-cyber-giving-thanks-christmas-days

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

From 2017... "Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We send our hearty best wishes across the Atlantic to our friends there. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! 🍾 I have been asked what discounts we will be offering for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Don't be silly. We're British. We will continue to focus on sourcing a wide range of items, centred on Pocket Notebooks and selling them at a fair price, in the most customer-focused way that we can." We believed it then, and we believe it now.  Christmas.  Friday the 20th of December is our last day before the...

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