Nick Cardiff: 3 reasons to have a notebook!

Nick Cardiff tells us about the three reasons why he always has a notebook with him: ideas! steal things! document (past&future)!

Check it out and leave in the comments below your reasons to have a notebook.

Thanks Nick to share it with us!

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The Evernote Conference is back and we have one ticket to give away!

Evernote Conference 2013
If you are a Moleskine and Evernote user and you live in California (or want to attend EC2013), follow these simple steps to enter the draw:

1. Create a sketch of anything that takes your fancy in your Evernote Smart Notebook

2. Tweet it using #m_ec13

You have until wednesday 25th September (11.59 pm PST) to submit your idea.

Good luck!

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Moleskine Author A Month September – Robert Alejandro

With the fan vote in, Robert Alejandro has been selected as our current Author A Month!
If you would like to be considered for the next Author A Month profile, simply start sharing your work in myMoleskine and you have the opportunity to be selected as a finalists next month.

How do you use your notebook?
Robert - “I TRAVEL with them – I document my travel through art. Have a look at my site!”

When do you do your best work?
Robert – “When I am SLOW traveling and when I am not rushed”

A parting quote to share with everyone?
Robert – “YOU can do the same! Bring along your notebook, glue, pens with you as you travel!!!!”

Thanks for sharing with us Robert!

You can download the Sleeve and Bookmark you see above in myMoleskine. For Pinterest fans make sure to follow us! You can also see our Author A Month board showcasing past winners.

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An Author A Month – August Finalists

Thank you to everyone who shared with myMoleskine last month.

We have narrowed down the uploads to 3 finalists for you to vote for your favorite this month. Without further delay:

Paris sketchbook – Contributed by Robert Alejandro

Paris sketchbook – Contributed by Robert Alejandro

Paris sketchbook – Contributed by Robert Alejandro

Poto – Contributed by Fafa Marquez

Poto – Contributed by Fafa Marquez

Poto – Contributed by Fafa Marquez

Coffee Grinder - old school – Contributed by Dane

Coffee Grinder - old school – Contributed by Dane

Coffee Grinder – old school – Contributed by Dane

Join in by voting for your favorite upload this month here.

Share in myMoleskine this month to be considered for next month’s finalists.

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Moleskine Author A Month August – Edith Guan

We are proud to present to you the August Author A Month Edith Guan. As with all previous winners, Edith was selected by our fans. If you would like to be considered for the next Author A Month profile, simply start sharing your work in myMoleskine and you have the opportunity to be selected as a finalists next month.

Moleskine Author A Month August – Edith Guan

How do you use your notebook?
Edith – I am a big fans of gourmet and used to marking down the interesting restaurants I have been to. It was hard for me to describe a cuisine by words, therefore I tried to record cuisine and restaurant style by sketch. When I found the Moleskine Restaurant Journal once at the airport book store, omg, it was totally what I wanted!

Where do you do your best work ?
Edith – I have so many business trips in my daily life, thus the airport and flight cabin are my best place to sketch my ideas. I always take out my Moleskine notebook and pencil to dash off a sketch of the people around me waiting at the airport. Then I copy those interesting photos in my camera when I am in the cabin. Because of the sketches, my crazy flying life becomes not as boring.

Moleskine Author A Month August – Edith Guan

A parting quote to share with everyone?
Edith – A quote by me – “Don’t care about the skills of your sketch, just follow your heart. Skill can be acquired through the repeated practice, and the practice is what makes it perfect. The vision of discovering the world and recording it is more important than just a “perfect piece of work”.  – Edith Guan

Thanks for sharing with us Edith!

You can download the Sleeve and Bookmark you see above in myMoleskine. For Pinterest fans make sure to follow us! You can also see our Author A Month board showcasing past
winners.

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Photo Book Profile – Yvette Fevurly

Yvette was kind enough to share some images and the story behind her Photo Book.

She is a graphic designer in the architectural industry who grew up in the Sunflower State of Kansas, but was drawn to the big city and followed her dreams to one of the most photogenic cities in the world, Chicago.

Photo Book - Yvette Fevurly

Yvette – “My interest in photography started at an early age – always the paparazzi of the group. Then I started to travel the world in my post-collegiate years.  It was during these trips abroad that I really embraced photography.  I wanted to capture the beauty of Amsterdam, Siena, Prague and Paris.  Meeting the most talented photographers around the world provided so much inspiration, there was just no looking back. Now, I never leave home without a camera.

Photography helps me see things differently.  It helps me find the beauty in the world around me. It makes me stop and really “see” things each and every day.

My Moleskine Photobook is my 2012 in pictures.  Love Moleskine!  Love Moleskine + MILK!  Instant classic!”

 

If you would like to see more from Yvette, you can follow her blog at: http://wp.yffoto.com/

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it with us, send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

 

 

 

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Photo Book Profile – Natalia & Manuel’s Wedding by Maoz Eliakim

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

 

 

“Photography is my life, it took me years
to figure it out and even more to figure that my photos represent what I am.”

–Maoz Eliakim

 

 

 

Maoz – “Natalia and Manuel from the beginning told me that they want something which is a bit more photojournalism style than posing and controlling the scenarios all the time. The wedding took place in Cambrils (Spain) and the book is literally trying to tell the story from the beginning to its end. However, during the wedding just before the party started the grandfather of the bride passed away. Obviously, it was a huge shock to all and it was impossible to continue with the wedding. After a while, with a lot of sadness, the couple decided with the help of their friends and family that they needed to continue with the wedding. After all the grandfather’s wish would be to see them all happy and celebrating. Creating the book album, I wanted to show that after all that happened, the wedding had a lot of life, energy and happy ending and to avoid showing the dramatic side of what happened.

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

 

I like the design and the quality of the Milk + Moleskine Photo Books. As a photographer quality is a big issue for me since it represents me to the end client. Quality is one of the reasons that I choose Moleskine (also the global materials and design elements).”

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

If you would like to see more images click here or visit Maoz’s website at: www.ozfoto.es

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

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Web Finds – Top 43 Lessons

What lessons do you wish were written in your notebook before you learned them the hard way?

Creative Mornings shares the Top 43 lessons that Michael Tavani on his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

Creative Mornings - Michael Tavani

A few lessons from his list that we like:

  • Now is the best time in the history of the world to start something.
  • Tell everyone your idea.
  • Delight in all places. Even the smallest of details.

Read the whole list here: Creative Mornings

Which lessons do you share with Michael?

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Moleskine World Now Closer To You

We are very excited today to share with you the news that we have a new USA online shop!

We have been working hard to expand to new areas and provide the best online shopping experience for our fans.

Now we would like to hear from you. We have added new features to our website such as “Wish list”. We would like to what Moleskine objects will be on your wish list? Comment below for a chance to win that object.

If you haven’t browsed in awhile check out our new shops – shop.moleskine.com

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Behind the Hack – Ken-Garcia Olaes

What has been the biggest surprise you found in a notebook? See how one fan’s life changed from exchanging sketchbooks.

Every day we are amazed at all the creative ways our fans fill the pages of their notebooks. Ken-Garcia Olaes is one such fan who uploaded an image to our Hacks section on myMoleskine that caught our eye. To learn more about the story behind his hack, we reached out to him.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What made you think to use a notebook to purpose?
Ken-Garica - We met online sharing artwork on Myspace.  She lived in California and I lived in Virginia.  We exchanged messages and emails complimenting each other’s artwork.  This communication developed and became a nice, simple relationship.  We soon started chatting on Skype and would spend nights having coffee and sketching in front of our computers.  It was our date nights that we spent in our Moleskine notebooks. When we finally decided to meet in person, we then realized we can do this the rest of our lives. After she flew back home I decided to propose to her the next time I see her.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What went into the hack?
Ken-Garica - What I did was start cutting little square in the middle of pages that were about the size of the actual ring box where the ring lays.  On the furthest page I took the cloth inside of the ring box and folded it to so I could tuck the ring inside of it, like a small pocket. With clean masking tape, I lined it behind the square hole holding up the cloth.  I put the bookmark where I’d like her to open it.  Her opening it gave me time to get on my knee and watch her.  This happened at an empty Starbucks.

Materials:

  • exacto knife
  • ring box’s velour cloth
  • ring

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was there a special reason why you were at Starbucks?
Ken-Garica - While on Skype we’d draw while listening to podcasts or music, then we’d
show each other what we drew.  Usually we draw each other.  So I thought the next time I fly to see her and have a Starbucks date in person that we can sketch, have coffee and trade books again.  But this time there’ll be a surprise inside the book for her and I’ll be on my knee already when she looks up. At this time we’ve dated online for 9 months and met in person once. The next time we met, I followed my plans.  She said yes.  We got married 3 months later.

Karina and I have been married for 3 years. We own a house together and have a son named Michelangelo.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing your story Ken-Garcia!

If you would like to share the story behind your hack email us at moleskinerie@moleskine.com

To see more Hacks, check out our website.

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