Moleskine Pen Hack

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"I’ve demonstrated a quick hack for a flat pen holder for my Moleskine, made
in five minutes with ribbon, scissors and glue. I
really love the notebooks, however it would be nice if the Moleskine grid
came in a Edward Tufte ghost grid style paper. 

Sean Gerety
Details at his blog .

Link to Edward Tufte

9 thoughts on “Moleskine Pen Hack

  1. “I really love the notebooks, however it would be nice if the Moleskine grid came in a Edward Tufte ghost grid style paper.”

    I *so* agree! I prefer gridded paper, but I find the Moleskine grid to be way too dark.

  2. Rats, the link to Sean’s blog doesn’t seem to be working – I can’t take a closer look. I’m definitely going to do this one, though.

  3. Here Here! I always find notebooks with graph paper to have a graph that is WAY too dark and intrusive. It is very distracting.

  4. The link has an extraneous “.” (period) at the end. Just remove that to follow the link.

    Interesting hack, but I have the smallest Moleskine possible, so a pen is longer than it. I usually keep lots of pens handy though. 🙂

  5. I like this way of attaching a pen to a notebook. When I used spiral-bounds, I kept it in the spiral if I needed to, very successfully. However, I have this great solution to where I keep my pen – I put it in my pocket! Either my shirt or inside coat pocket (where pens are traditionally carried), or in my trouser pocket (that’s pants pocket, you guys).

    I find I need a pen several times a day, not always to make a note in my notebook – eg for a visa card signature, or to write up some work paperwork, or just to proffer when someone else needs a pen ( hey, no-one smokes anymore do they, so it’s like a lighter as an intro gadget…). And I don’t like getting my notebook out each time I need my pen.

    I like seeing personal improvements to gear – it makes it more analogue in this digital world. Does anybody have a solution for the vertical weekly diary format yet?

  6. Here’s my hack w/r/t/ the dark grid in Moleskines: I cut a piece of graph paper to the correct size, then slide it behind the current page of a plain Moleskine notebook. The paper is just translucent enough for the grid to show through without being distracting.

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