Baron Fig Maker Confidant One Year Anniversary Giveaway

Baron Fig Maker Confidant and pocket Apprentice Package

Our friends over at Baron Fig are celebrating their one year anniversary today with a brand new limited edition Confidant Journal called the Maker as well as an Apprentice pocket version.  To help celebrate with them, we wanted to do a giveaway of their two new limited edition ruled journals. … [Read more...]

SketchyNotebook Multiple Formats in One Notebook

SketchyNotebook Writing Sample and Sketching Sample

The good folks over at SketchyNotebook sent us over two samples of their awesome new version of the original Kickstarter project to review here on the site and not only is it a really great and practical concept, but its also a great quality notebook.  Lets take a closer look and see what all the fuss is about.   The concept with the SketchyNotebook is that its a high quality notebook that doesn't force you into one type of page, whether … [Read more...]

InkJournal Black for Recording Your Ink Experiences

InkJournal Black with Noodlers Bernanke Blue

The InkJournal Black is the newest iteration in the InkJournal series by our friend Tom Oddo, and he has sent one over for a review and to share with everyone here.  In explaining it to me Tom said that he took lots of feedback from the fountain pen community regarding the first version of this in order to improve the new version.  Its amazing how quickly something like this can be conceptualized and produced including a round a feedback from the first … [Read more...]

Nock Co. DotDash Pocket Notebooks Reviewed

NockCo DotDash Pocket Notebook Hightower and Idea Dock

Friend, fellow blogger, and purveyor of fine stationery items, Brad kindly sent over some of his new Nock Co. DotDash Pocket Notebooks (via Nock Co) recently for us to take a look at and review.  The super bright an sunny yellow covers with the orange and copper-ish colored Nock Co. logo are a great contrast to the super cold weather we have here in the north east today. … [Read more...]

Woodchuck Wood Journal – Cedar

Woodchuck Wood Journal Cedar Back Cover Logo

As the name here implies, these Woodchuck Wood Journals (via Woodchuck) are made using sheets of wood to line the covers and spine.  They come in a variety of different types of woods but the one we are looking at here today is the cedar version.  Minor spoiler alert here for the review, but I like this Woodchuck wood journal so much that I was tempted to put it in our Holiday Gift Guide that we published last week. … [Read more...]

Cross Jot Zone Journal Review

Cross Jot Zone Journal Inside

I came across the Cross Jot Zone journals via Amazon one day and I liked the highly contrasting colors against the mainly black covers so I just blindly grabbed one based on that alone.  I'm glad I picked one up because they are definitely an interesting journal that was worth taking a closer look at. … [Read more...]

Field Notes Ambition Edition Review

Field Notes Ambition Gilded Pages Side View

The Field Notes Ambition Edition (via Field Notes) is the newest Colors Edition for Winter 2014.  The two things that make this set unique are the gilded edges and the fact that each of the three journals in this set have different formats.  The three different page formats for the pages are a weekly calendar, grid, and a general ledger layout.  For easy identification you will also see that each different format has a different color cover. … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty Moleskine Limited Edition

hello kitty 2

We always like to keep up on the new limited edition and licensed Moleskine journals as they come out because they are usually well done with some of the most iconic characters in popular media.  Just recently Moleskine announced their newest series, which as you can already see is the Hello Kitty series.  Sometimes I think that the world of Hello Kitty is really just an evil cult determined to brainwash the and take over the world for some unknown evil … [Read more...]

EcoQua Pocket Notebooks by Fabriano

EcoQua by Fabriano Spines

I don't remember exactly how I stumbled over these EcoQua Pocket Notebooks by Fabriano on Amazon, but it was completely random and I was not actively looking for any new notebooks at the time.  Something about the bright colored covers and the "Made in Italy" designation caught my eye though and I ended up with a package of these in my shopping cart before I knew it. … [Read more...]

Baron Fig Apprentice Pocket Notebook Review

Baron Fig Apprentice Yellow Thread Binding

Above you see the Baron Fig Apprentice (via BaronFig) with its packaging still intact, well minus the shiny plastic wrap because that makes for bad photographs.  This pack of three Apprentice pocket sized notebooks was sent to us by the lovely folks at Baron Fig who have always been very happy and proud of their product, just looking for honest feedback from people like yourselves so feel free to drop any thoughts below in the comments section if you have … [Read more...]

Blackwing Slate Journal Review

Blackwing Slate Spine and Blackwing 602 Pencil

Not too long ago, the good folks from Palomino sent us their new (at the time) Blackwing Slate Journal (via to take a look at for a review.  The 5 inch x 8.25 inch journal has a smooth black cover with minimal branding and has a great high quality feel to it. … [Read more...]

Ardium Classic Notebook

Ardium Classic Notebook Main

UPDATE - These are now available via Amazon, thanks for the heads up from Lindsey below in the comments! Back in May when I attended the National Stationery Show, I ran across these Ardium Classic Notebooks that were surprisingly big. I was quickly bummed by the idea though that the manufacturer had not found a US distributor at the time of the show because I was really hoping to get my hands on one to review.  Lucky for me, Pil (Peter) Kang is one of … [Read more...]

Rhodiarama Notebook Review

Rhodiarama Notebook with Turquoise Cover

Our friends over at Exaclair were recently kind enough to send over one of their Rhodiarama notebooks in Turquoise for us to review.  These are essentially the same as the Rhodia Webbies but they have a variety of different color covers. … [Read more...]

Rhodia Ice 80th Anniversary Notepad

Rhodia Ice Notepad with Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

Back in May of this year when we reported on the National Stationery Show, one of the items we highlighted were the new limited edition 80th anniversary Rhodia Ice notepads.  Lucky for us, our good friends from Exaclair (distributor of Rhodia products) were kind enough to send us a sample of one of the new notepads. … [Read more...]

MAGNOTE Magnetic Notebook

MAGNOTE Magnetic Notebook

In addition to cool pens and notebooks, I've also always had an interest in magnets and the cool things you can do with them.  This new Kickstarter project called the MAGNOTE is a magnetic notebook as you can see in the animation above.  Just as a quick point of clarification, I do often get contacted by people running their Kickstarter projects asking to have me feature their products on the site, however this was not one of those cases.  I came across … [Read more...]

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