One of our favorite design shops, Reed Space, has come out with a line of notebooks, and we couldn’t be any happier. The Reedwrite Notebook ($25) is part of Reed Space’s new stationary collection, and should soon become part of your daily carry. This 6″ x 8″ suede cover blank sheet notebook has a blind embossed Reedwrite logo on the cover and 80 pages to fill with your ideas and sketches.
Whether you are an aspiring Hemingway or just an avid note-taker, a good journal is your best friend. But with so many impostors out there, finding the right classic leather journal can be a cumbersome chore. Lucky for you, we have found the one: the Pelle Leather Journal ($29.99). This leather journal is handmade right here in the USA from fine American leather, and holds three Pelle notebooks (28 lb, linen cover). As with any handmade leather good, each Pelle leather journal has its own unique distressed look due to the leather, that’s how you know it’s good. Measures 3.4″ x 4.9″.
If you haven’t guessed already, we are big fans of notebooks. There’s something about that feeling of filling the last page of a notebook with notes, sketches, or ideas, only to put it on the shelf and never look at it again. So when we came across the About Blank Notebook ($20) from Minimal Goods, we put it on the “must have” list. At only 4.25″ x 7″, this notebook takes minimalist design to a whole new level. Once you remove it from the package, there are no logos or website addresses, which means no pre-determined front or back, top or bottom. It has white lines to keep your writing clean, perforated edges for those times when you need to tear out a page, and a binding that allows you to open the notebook fully.
Once you have already gotten your Field Notes Colors Subscription, you will need something to keep your notepads in good shape. The Corter Leather Field Notes Sleeve ($56) is specifically made for Field Notes pocket notebooks (and some other small pocket notebooks). It’s made from vegetable tanned leather and includes a loop at the spine that holds your pen (pencil).
If you are like us, your life is a mess. Keep your dates in order with the Leather Day Planner ($46) from Old Faithful Shop. This modern-day Trapper Keeper allows you to pencil in your own months and days. As with most leather goods, it will only look more distinguished with use. The soft leather cover is removable and you can buy refills from Old Faithful Shop when you fill this one up.
If you haven’t guessed already, we really like to use notebooks to keep our crazy ideas, which is why we endorse the Doane Paper Grid + Lines Idea Journal ($10.95). This sturdy full sheet size wire-o-bound journal houses 100 double sided sheets of Doane Paper’s Grid+Lines stationery design. The journal is constructed with extremely rigid 80 point chipboard covers and 60 lb. brite white content paper stock. If this journal isn’t your type, check out Doane’s selection of other notepads, they are all magnificent.
If you don’t have a pocket notebook yet, you need one, like right now. The pocket scribbler is a contemporary masculine necessity for jotting down those hair-brained ideas and to-do’s for the day. The problem: we tend to run through pocket notebooks fairly quickly with all of the rampant note taking. That’s why the wonderful people at Field Notes have come up with a subscription plan ($129/yr) to make sure you are in that limited number who receives the quarterly editions of Field Notes Colors as they are released. Subscriptions include two 3-Packs each of four seasonal editions, two 3-Packs of standard Field Notes (One graph and one mixed pack), plus all the shipping for the year and lots of goodies thrown in, just because.
A man can never have too many idea journals. Keep your inventions recorded in style with the MUCU Blank Note ($16). Available in brown or grey, these classic notepads are individually hand-finished by a skilled craftsman in Japan. Just don’t lose it, lest your ideas become the property of someone else.
Stop fumbling through post-its and torn-out notebook pages to find your old meeting notes. Keep your notes in order with the Behance Action Journal ($17.50). This handy notepad gives a new approach to productivity, with designated action step boxes and even a “backburner” section for those hair-brained ideas. Pretty soon you’ll be less like Doc Brown and more like DaVinci.