Paw Prints — Review

Analogue v Digital 3. - Task Management

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Who can resist a bit of productivity? It's the Holy Grail of the 21st century. Whether it be David Allen's Get Things Done methodology or a variation thereof, everybody has a system. I have several. There's nothing more productive than working on productivity, right?OK - my tongue is in my cheek, I'm almost certainly the most guilty. It used to bother me, until I re-framed things. The quest for productivity is one of my hobbies. Like golf. Now, I don't feel guilty about playing with apps designed to make me more efficient. A large part of productivity is task management....

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IRIS Drawing Compass

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

"Well, this is a thing of beauty!"

Amanda reviews the brass and steel Iris drawing compass by Makers Cabinet.

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Copper Anniversary Edition Pocket Notebooks by Write Notepads & Co

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Write Notepads & Co used to make superb perfect-bound pocket notebooks. They stopped for a while, and now, they are back. Back with a vengeance. My take on the Copper Anniversary Edition. (Spoiler - they're awesome.)

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8 to 1: round four - The Waverley Commonplace v The Alwych

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

At the beginning of October, I started a competition comparing 8 medium-sized notebooks. Round 1: Life Noble v Leuchtturm 1917 Round 2: Clairefontaine Deco v Poach My Lobster Round 3: Midori A5 v Palomino Luxury medium notebook Today is round 4: The Waverley Commonplace book v The Alwych. I've reviewed both of these before. Here's my review of the Waverley; here's my review of the Alwych. The Waverley Commonplace Book Stu has been getting in touch with his inner Scot and has found these beautifully made notebooks. They are made with cloth that's woven in mills in the UK. Paper...

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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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