Wednesday, July 12, 2006


One cool thing I picked up in NYC – in a couple of stationery stores on Madison Ave, to be precise – was a couple of these. Ever since the relaunching of the "brand" in 1998, the little "Moleskine" notebooks – highly portable, beautifully designed, & eminently fetishizable – seem to have become scribble-fodder of choice for lots & lots of people. Me, I've been using them for five or six years, & will be for the foreseeable future, since I invested in a big lot of them on eBay a month or so back.

But there's nothing quite as fetishizable as these Van Gogh Museum specials, with their eye-popping, rich colors & their wonderful silk textures. I even bought a little sketchbook – which means that I'll have to start drawing again!

1 comment:

Jessica Smith said...

yay moleskine! i started buying them after working in the joyce archives. the colored ones *are* pretty (though pricier). i now buy the little "cahiers", which are thinner, and recover them with my own papers. then you get the quality of moleskine (sewn binding, tight rules--notebooks always have too wide ruling) with a poetic coat. and you don't have to make a commitment to the big notebooks. my ideas shift too often and i like to have different notebooks for each project. filling the 200-pager is a feat.