Monthly Archives: September 2009

Commonplace Books

Fascinating post from Neatorama about commonplace books. "Artists use sketchbooks to store ideas for future use. Bloggers have folders of bookmarks. And some authors keep notebooks or “commonplace” books. One well-known author recorded “ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down … Continue reading

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Update: Moleskine Travel Journals of Erik Gauger

El Valle de Anton, Nicaragua, Great Guana Cay, Dominican Republic. Our old friend Erik Gauger has collected his notebooks into an easily-accessible compliation: "Instead of carrying around dozens of heavy guidebooks when I travel, I condense useful information into a … Continue reading

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Moleskine art that will make you gasp

Limeshot Design in Sydney has complied a shortlist of about 50 fine artworks done on Moleskine notebooks. "Moleskine art has become quite famous in the arts and design community, and stunning examples can be seen everywhere. Scroll to the bottom of … Continue reading

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New Moleskine 12 months – Project Planner

For those who want to have an overview on their projects and expand their creative space, consider the new Moleskine Project Planner. The new Project Planner has two layouts for planning and tracking long-term and short-term projects. It contains one … Continue reading

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Cursive writing may be fading skill, but so what?

This recent article voices concern over the relevance of cursive writing. "People still have to write, even if it's just scribbling," said Paula Sassi, a certified master graphologist and a member of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation. "Just like when … Continue reading

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Did You Know 4.0

  From Parker Lee, Vice President for Marketing & Business development @ XPLANE  The visual thinking company | For years we have witnessed the enthusiasm around XPLANE-produced, "Did You Know? 2.0"– a viral video that shows the constant global shifts in education and speaks … Continue reading

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Inspiration: The pictures and sketches of JRR Tolkien

The original was published in the first impression of The Hobbit, 1937 (in Chapter 2, Roast Mutton). The coloured version by H. E. Riddett was made for The Hobbit Calendar 1976, and has been used in some illustrated editions of … Continue reading

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Moleskine in class

Range (in Quebec) is trying out Moleskine to keep notes in class. "After asking around to see what was available, I finally bought a Plain Soft Notebook – Extra Large (19×25cm), which is almost 8.5×11″, standard school sized paper. I … Continue reading

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myDetour drop boxes now open in San Francisco

For those interested to participate, drop boxes for myDetour San Francisco are available in seven bookshops and art supply stores of San Francisco displayed with a selection of notebooks collected in previous stops of the myDetour creative relay. All Moleskine … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Expensive Pens In The World

The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece, a joint creation between Mont blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, is the most expensive writing pen ever created. Can you imagine, it costs $730,000! This amazing pen is truly a masterpiece of the jeweler's … Continue reading

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