Paw Prints — Pocket Notebook

Calepino... mean, green writing machines

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I love stationery. That's no big surprise. But I also love this planet we're on and over the last few years have become acutely aware of how much plastic is used, everywhere. It hasn't stopped me loving stationery, but it has made me think more than twice before buying products that aren't biodegradable. It's difficult. Even when I think I've found something great, it then arrives in shrink-wrapped plastic.

Enter Calepino!

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Pull on your moleskins

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Available in a range of cover hues including 'Myrtle Green' - as GI as it could possibly be, frankly - these sturdy little notebooks have robust sewn bindings, a handy pocket in the rear cover for tickets and the like, and about half the pages are perforated for easy detachment in order to compose epic billets-doux in recently mastered exotic languages, crucial international peace missives or, more likely, quick notes for the dashboard about how the parking meter is out of order. They can handle some rough treatment, though, that's for sure.

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Dapper Notes

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Dapper Notes pocket notebooks are made by hand. From scratch. One by one. They have 48 pages, and the cover is made from two layers - a good looking fabric on the outside, backed by book cloth inside. There's an end-paper that's always divine and they are sewn, not stapled, using wax-coated linen thread.

"These durable notebooks will last a lifetime to hold and tell your story inside."

Where can you get your hands on them? Nero's Notes, of course!

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Scotland in your pocket

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

The Commonplace NotebookMonboddo, a name so Scottish, it has been lost to history, but it has a tartan. So explained the mighty Scrib, proud of the tartan to which his name entitles him.Dr Fleet, resident of Scotland, spouse of a Scot muses whether the commonplace notebook may be a distant ancestor of the Bullet Journal.My father was born and bred in mid-Lothian and despite leaving Scotland in his late teens, retained a Scottish burr to his dying day. For as long as I can remember, I have claimed Scotland as my home, despite never living there and being equally entitled...

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Let's get Webby to wumble

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Clairefontaine make excellent paper for fountain pen users, and they make it for their sub-brand Rhodia too. It's so good that you may well want some that you can put in your pocket, and here it is.

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