Nero's Notes

Nomads on a roll

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

It's always encouraging to encounter things made by actual designers who think-through the experience of using the product...

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Seed A6

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

When it comes to pocket notebooks, I prefer simplicity. I have tried plenty of covers, but always revert to 'bareback' and slip the notebook into a pocket with an EDC pen or pencil. A little wear and tear on a notebook doesn't worry me too much. However, there is one use case where a cover makes sense for me: Hiking. I walk in all weathers, either in 90 minute snatches as commuter or longer when I go on walking holidays. Weather and paper is not necessarily a great mix. If it's hot, then I can soak a notebook from the...

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Blackwings of victory

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Whether it was the international pedigree or the adoption by various artists that did it, the Blackwing pencil evidently won itself a loyal following. Apparently, during the decade or so that no Blackwing was produced, online auction prices for 'new old stock' rose a hundred-fold. That's crazy, of course, but it showed there was a market waiting for someone else to tap...

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The A5 Seed

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

What sort of idiot needs a cordura jacket for a notebook? A few words on my time with the A5 Seed by Nock Co. Let’s get zipping.

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Bag Dump

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Bag Dump. What travels with every day to and from the office, and how I get it there. Beware! There's a bit of stationery in there.

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