Moleskine Exhibit in Singapore

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"The tough oil-cloth cover approximates the skin of a mole, thus the
name. 
The moleskins were originally made by several European
manufacturers, until
the tradition died with the last generation of
stationers."

VINCENT
Van Gogh sketched in them, as did Pablo Picasso and Henri
Matisse.  Writers
like Ernest Hemingway, Annie Proulx and Neil Gaiman
swear by them.

You
may have seen them used by Audrey Tautou in ‘Amelie’, Nicolas Cage
in
‘National Treasure’ and, most recently, Tom Hanks in ‘The Da
Vinci
Code’.

What are all these people so crazy about?

An
old-school European notebook called Moleskine. Manufactured today
by an
Italian company known as Modo & Modo, the notebook with a
200-year-old
legacy is simply fine Italian, acid-free paper
thread-bound in oil-cloth
covers.

The tough oil-cloth cover approximates the skin of a mole, thus
the
name. The moleskins were originally made by several
European
manufacturers, until the tradition died with the last generation
of
stationers.

Today, an exhibition of used Moleskine notebooks opens
at
BooksActually after visiting Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Some
20 notebooks designed and used by designers and artists alike will
be
on display. BooksActually’s Kenny Leck said a larger exhibition
is
planned for the end of the year and Moleskine notebooks are also
for
sale at the store.

– David Chew, TODAY newspaper
Friday, June
2, 2006

Moleskine Exhibition
2nd – 30th June 2006
Books Actually
Singapore 068594
+65 6221 1170

LINK

[Thanks Jaclynl @ FLICKR and Kenny]