Oh the textile stimulation of pen and paper!
Mark Dwight updates the progress of Rickshaw’s Moleskine Case
Nick Carr reviews the Rhodia Webnotebook…
I imagine that the vast majority of you who read this site are familiar with Rhodia products. Decked out in a distinctive shade of orange, they bring a level of style, quality, and most importantly, brilliant simplicity to all of their products, from fliptop pads to staple-bound notebooks. Rhodia products hail from France, where the company was started in Lyon in 1932.
Recently, word has been getting around of a new Moleskine-esque product called the “Webnotebook,” and we’ve been rabidly trying to get our hands on one. For a while, the only available means were wholesalers selling in expensive large bulk orders, and as much as we like black notebooks, we don’t like them that much!
Luckily, after a few emails, Exaclair Inc., the American distributor of Rhodia products, generously sent us some samples. Thus, Black Cover is proud to present what I think is the first Rhodia Webnotebook review on the internet.
GFeller makes leather Moleskine cases…
A second skin for your Large Moleskine®Notebook (5 x 8 ¼”) that itself will become an elegant heirloom. Priced at $39.95 it is an excellent value and will provide exceptional service. We used our regular English kip, a thin very tight-grained leather that is exceedingly durable. (Also available in Chocolate or Black calf finished cowhide or buffalo, depending upon availability.) This hand cut cover features extended inside cover flaps to completely eliminate the “Cover Bump” normally encountered with slip on covers. The rear inside flap has been slit to allow use of the elastic closure Moleskine® made famous. (via gfeller)
(photo by j. mark bertrand)
ESV Journaling Bible combines 2 of my passions…the Word of God and pen and paper.
“The Journaling Edition comes in an attractive plain black hardcover, with the only writing and decoration on the cover being some silver writing on the spine that says, “ESV || Journaling Bible || Crossway”. There’s no tacky crown of thorns on this cover or Celtic crosses, instead just a thick black elastic band that provides a touch of decoration. The elastic band is of a good quality too, I was initially concerned that the elastic band would be able to come loose from the cover but upon closer inspection it seems to be firmly attached to the back cover…” (via moleskinerie)
Detour the Moleskine City Notebook exhibition, London
Adding new ribbons on a old Moleskine
Truewriter series of pens by Levenger.
Pen Parapet case in Double and Quad Sizes…
This is the Allan Pocket Journal. It measures 5.75 by 4 inches, has 192 pages, and is bound in Morocco goatskin with a single ribbon marker and art-gilt page edges. You can read a full review here
The Pilot G2 pen is a great and inexpensive archival quality ink pen. The only downside is the sometimes the ink doesn’t flow as smoothly as it ought…
The archival Pigma ink in the Micron pens make them a good match for the acid-free pages of Moleskine notebooks, and may be a pen worth considering if you are keeping a diary or notebook for posterity, especially if you like to write with a precise pen. The waterproof quality of the ink also means that your Moleskine pages can take a beating like spilled water or being dropped in a puddle without your writing running away.
(via ninth wave designs)
Midori’s Traveler’s Notebook. Leather made in Thailand, notebooks are printed in Japan. There are several types of notebook for you to choose from. In addition, several pockets are available to stick on the inside of the leather cover. (via patrick ng)