Paw Prints — Review

What is it about Field Notes?

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

“Inspired by the vanishing sub genre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers, and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Co., Portland, Ore. - in conjunction with Coudal Partners, Chicago, Ill. - brings you “Field Notes” in hopes of offering “An honest memo book worth fillin’ up with GOOD INFORMATION.”48 pages. Militantly imperial (3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches). Card-stock cover. OK paper.As someone who is fond of a notebook, Field Notes are, in the most objective terms, OK. The paper is generally, well, ...OK. The covers are ...fine. Take a fountain pen to them, and...

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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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Bullet Journal Update

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Bullet Journal Update This post originally appeared on stuartlennon.com At the end of this month (April), I will finish my third consecutive bullet journal. I started here. Six contiguous months, planned, noted, bulleted, journaled. Six months counts as a consistent practice and I feel qualified to write a review. What works? By far the biggest win for me, is how the practice fits into a morning routine. The morning routine is beloved of productivity gurus and enthusiasts. I once bought access to a course on the morning routine, and when we got to the section on “go to the bathroom”, I...

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Fromage to Catalonia

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Why should you try it? Well, firstly, the price; this really is a steal at a mere 50p a stick. But more importantly the quality of the graphite - for an H this is remarkable stuff.

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