Ardium Classic Notebook

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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 our readers of this blog and he happens to be very thoughtful and generous as he was able to get his hands on … [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...]

OrangeArt Tattersall Journals

OrangeArt Tattersall Journals and Matching Shirt

Earlier this month at the stationery show I was amused by the OrangeArt Tattersall journals that just so happened to match one of my favorite dress shirts from Gambert Shirts, so I couldn't resist picking up a set for myself.  Check out these tattersall journals at the OrangeArt website and then check out the rest of our review below. … [Read more...]

Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebook Review

Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound Spine

The Clarefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebook lives up to the name "Basic" in looks alone, but in terms of convenience and performance its anything but basic.  The above photo shows the cloth (linen to be specific) binding of the Clarefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebook which was generously provided to us for review by our friend Karen from Exaclair.  As always though, I offer the standard disclaimer that free products do not influence the actual reviews … [Read more...]

Baron Fig Confidant Review

Baron Fig Box

The Baron Fig notebook was originally a Kickstarter project that far surpassed its original funding goals to get produced.  As you can see above, the premium notebook has a bit of a minimalist look and comes in its own box, reminiscent of Levenger notebooks. … [Read more...]

Tomoe River Paper Hard Cover Journal

Tomoe River Paper PaperforFountainPens Binding

The search for perfect paper for fountain pens to write on seems like a never ending quest sometimes.  The folks over at seem to have put together a fantastic little journal that comes pretty close. Their Tomoe River  paper comes bound inside a very well constructed journal cover.  You can even get it in any color cover, as long as you wan't blue or blue. :) … [Read more...]

Custom Notebooks Hand Crafted by

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We were recently contacted by Marcela from to see if we wanted to take a look at her hand made notebooks with custom covers made from any pictures we wanted.  Only a fool would turn down that offer, so I jumped at the chance to review these.  Above is my original picture sent to Marcela for  one of the notebook covers.  It's a picture from when I was inside the old Yankee Stadium during the last home game, and in background you can see … [Read more...]

Simpsons Moleskine Limited Edition Journals

Simpsons Moleskine Limited Edition Journals Yellow Small Ruled Bart

  We have a love hate relationship with Moleskine here, and these Simpsons Moleskine Limited Edition Journals remind us of that situation.  On one hand, the paper quality really leaves a lot to be desired but from a branding and marketing perspective they do some pretty awesome and fun things.  These Simpsons Moleskine Limited Edition Journals are a great example of some of the fun things they do when it comes to licensing iconic pop culture … [Read more...]

Field Notes Cold Horizon Review

Field Notes Cold Horizon Gradients

The Field Notes Cold Horizon are the newest Field Notes series available to mark the winter season.  As you can see from the above photo, each of the notebooks in the three pack have a different blue shaded gradient that adorns the cover.  The covers are a semi-glossy variation of cold tone blues that range from a light aqua to an intense royal blue.  In the photo above they are lined up to show how the colors fade and transition into one another.  The … [Read more...]

Minnie Mouse Moleskine Limited Edition

Minnie Mouse Moleskine Unlined

If you've ever read this blog before you probably know how we feel about the quality of Moleskine paper, and especially when used with fountain pens.  On the other hand though, the folks at Moleskine tend to put out a ton of really cool looking licensed notebooks that are hard to resist.  These Minnie Mouse Moleskine Journals are the newest in their line of limited edition notebooks. … [Read more...]

InkJournal Expresso Lined Notebooks

InkJournal Expresso Lined Journals

Good friend of the blog, Tom Oddo has sent us a free sample of his latest InkJournal release so I wanted to take a quick look and share it with you today.  The InkJournal Expresso has a very nice coffee themed cover on the front and back with matching coffee themed brown ink.  The artwork sets the tone for being a notebook that you will want to have for a relaxing stop at the local coffee shop to jot down your thoughts instead of plugging into social media … [Read more...]

Field Notes Night Sky Edition

Field Notes Night Sky Front and Back

It was only a few days ago that I shared with you that Field Notes was releasing a new version of notebook called the Field Notes Night Sky Collection that had an astronomy theme to them.  Unfortunately by the time I received mine in the mail, the Field Notes site was out of them in their regular store.  You can however still find these in some retail locations, so check that link out for a complete list. Field Notes Night Sky are Out of Stock but … [Read more...]

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