TOPS Idea Collective Mini Journal

TOPS Idea Collective Mini Journal Label

I was pretty surprised when I saw the TOPS Idea Collective Mini Journal (via Amazon), as I really only ever associated TOPS with the big yellow legal pads.  Surprisingly enough though they have their own line of hard cover journals that I was unaware of so lets take a closer look. … [Read more...]

Baron Fig Confidant Work Play

Baron Fig Work Play Box

  I'm a bit behind in items to review, but the great folks from Baron Fig are always so generous in providing review samples of their awesome new limited edition Confidant notebooks.  Today we have the recently released Work Play Limited Edition of the Confidant notebook (via BaronFig) to take a closer look at. … [Read more...]

Conceptum Notebook

Conceptum Notebook Cover Close Up

The Conecptum Notebook (via Amazon) is a notebook that I wasn't even aware of until about 30 seconds before I purchased it.  It was one of those Amazon suggested items based on my previous purchase history of dozens of other notebooks. … [Read more...]

Rhodia Ice Webnotebook

Rhodia Ice Webbie Notebook Cover Logo

So back in May at the National Stationery Show I was lucky enough to get a first peek at the new Rhodia Ice Webnotebook, and now I'm even luckier because a few days ago the lovely folks from Exaclair sent me a sample for this review.  They are supposed to be available in stores sometime this month, but I was told that if anyone wants to get their hands on one, they can just let me know and I'll put you in touch with Karen from Exaclair/Rhodia and she will … [Read more...]

Rustico Artifact Leather Notebook

Rustico Artifact Notebook Inside Cover

For the second year in a row, I was really impressed by the setup and products at the Rustico booth at the National Stationery Show.  This is the first time I'm reviewing one of their products though, because their Artifact Leather Pocket Notebook (via the Rustico site) is honestly just awesome! … [Read more...]

Black n Red Casebound Notebooks

Black n Red Notebooks

  I recently shared some awesome and still available deals (via Amazon) for almost 50% off on the large Black n Red Casebound notebooks, so I wanted to share a quick review of them now that I've received the two that I ordered.  Some of the pictures you see here also show the two smaller versions that I grabbed when Amazon had them for only $2.99, but that deal has passed on the small ones and they are back to full price, so make sure you grab some … [Read more...]

Apica Premium CD Notebook Ruled B5

Apica Premium CD Notebook Close Up

When I walked into the Kinokuniya store near my office in NYC a few weeks ago, I wasn't expecting to pick up a new notebook, but when I came across the Apica Premium C.D. Notebook that changed almost immediately.  Although I grabbed this from Kinokuniya in person, you can also find them via Amazon and via JetPens.  For whatever reason the Black version is about $1.00 cheaper than the blue on Amazon. … [Read more...]

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...]

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