Moleskine: The perfect sidekick



jekkvalle, b. 1993:

"Computers were already around and I grew up with the convenience of the internet, mobile phone and IM. Everything and everyone were accessible anytime and anywhere. But along the way we lost our love for doing things on paper and everywhere you look everything is going digital. Books are turned into those iReads, letters are turned into emails, newspapers are slowly and sadly diminishing and the good old journals are now blogs.Before I met the Moleskine, I was in the bandwagon for digital, but that little black book, with beautiful yellowy paper and a simple, clean design, sparked my dormant paper fetish. And now I'm a Moleskine addict…"

The first line got me wistfully thinking of simpler times when spam meant something canned.

5 thoughts on “Moleskine: The perfect sidekick

  1. I don’t even know why spam is legal–?

    Sort of a digital issue–my bank doesn’t allow envelopes at the ATM. You’re just supposed to stick the money in there. It feels like a privacy or security issue even if it’s not.

    A guy was raving about Kindle on the train, obviously a convert.

    I think this is going to change quite a lot and pretty soon. A new surge in just what. Not the end of the world, but not everyone is 25 anymore and used to the newest gadgets. A cottage industry–classes in this sort of thing.

  2. I use double-sided tape for postcards on the cover. I usually place stickers on my steamer trunk where I keep my journals. Moleskines are relatively cheap compared to the journals I used to get from this British company. Now I can afford more postcards. I don’t think moleskines are going away anytime soon and digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The Kindle (even the more recent model) is huge and awkward to carry around and it’s an advertisement for “hey I have a neat electronic device so you can rob me” if you happen to use the city transit system. Its more noticeable than an Ipod. Also if you only plan to use it at home you may as well get a book. There’s nothing like walking into room with bookshelves filled with hundreds of books.

  3. That seems like something we have not discussed: What you keep your notebooks IN. A steamer trunk sounds like just thing. You know those big white buckets used by construction guys and painters from a hardware store?

    Get this. I keep them all together in one of those buckets so that I can grab it on the way out if there’s a fire. Maybe I could get a small trunk with a handle.

    Postcards are less expensive than the stickers too, and the glue on the stickers could actually be kind of tacky and doesn’t hold them into place as well. I’m thinking of going over all of mine with Modpodge.

  4. A thin coat of polyurethane on a hardcover Mole (or any other kind of hardcover journal) will hold any sticker you care to apply. Put the sticker(s) on, apply the poly, taking care not to get it where the cover bends, let it dry and you’re good to go.

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