Paw Prints

Taking the point

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

As we've covered elsewhere on this blog, the choice of writing utensil has a direct bearing on the ideal of choice of paper, and with pencils you want a bit of texture on the surface so that the graphite rubs off evenly without too much effort, although not so much texture that it feels like attempting mindfulness on sandpaper.

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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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Its Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas!

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Merry Christmas from Ollie & Spice (the canine division), Clare (the does all the work division) and from me, Stuart (the does as little as possible division). First - logistics. Friday the 20th of December is the last day the office is open until the New Year. All orders made before then will be despatched on the 20th. Orders from the 20th until the 5th of January will be despatched on the 6th and 7th when the office reopens. Yes. The office is closed for two whole weeks. Why? Because it's Christmas and Clare deserves a holiday. Obviously - you...

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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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