Notebook Review: Uglybooks

Notebook Review: Uglybooks

Review by Tina Koyama For years, I tried every pocket-sized notebook on the market, hoping to find one with paper that I could use for both writing and sketching with fountain pens, water-soluble colored pencils, brush pens and maybe even watercolors. Frustrated, I even made my own for a while. Eventually, instead of continually being…

Notebook Review: Curnow A5 NEW PAPER Inserts

Notebook Review: Curnow A5 NEW PAPER Inserts

One of my favorite vendors at pen shows is Curnow Bookbinding and Leatherwork. Unfortunately, they only attend two shows per year: St. Louis and San Francisco. So, if you’re lucky enough to attend either of these shows, I recommend making a beeline to their tables to stock up on traveler-style notebook inserts and handmade leather…

Notebook Review: Inky Converters Traveler’s Notebook

Notebook Review: Inky Converters Traveler’s Notebook

When I saw the Ink Bottle Traveler’s Notebook ($40) from Inky Converters at the St. Louis Pen Show I bought it without a second thought. I love Angela’s illustrations and she just so fun. The Features:     There are some fantastic details beyond the darling ink bottle pattern Angela created for the cover. There…

Notebook Review: Dapper Notes/Railway Station Press Mikado Notebooks

Notebook Review: Dapper Notes/Railway Station Press Mikado Notebooks

Review by Tina Koyama The pocket-size notebook market is well-saturated with the stapled-paper basic. Finding a unique offering isn’t easy; in fact, only one comes easily to mind: Dapper Notes and Stationery. Handmade by Enon Avital, each fabric-covered, sewn notebook edition has a distinctive theme. Many past limited editions included cover designs in collaboration with…

Notebook Review: Notebook Therapy, Tsuki ‘Kinoko’ Limited Edition Bullet Journal

Occasionally those Facebook and Instagram ads work, and I purchase something I haven’t otherwise seen or heard about. Such is the case with the Notebook Therapy Tsuki ‘Kinoko’ Limited Edition Bullet Journal ($27.98). Notebook Therapy is a shop inspired by a love of East Asian stationery and culture. After visiting many one-of-a-kind stationery shops in…