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.
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.