Review by Laura Cameron
One of the perks of writing for “the Desk” is that occasionally I get to pick some samples from the review box and give them a go. One of these such finds is a cute mint A6 notebook from Pebble Paper Design.
Pebble Paper Design was started in 2015 by Rachel Chew of Malaysia. Ms. Chew is known for her whimsical illustrations, and the company produces several lines of notebooks and planners.
The book I reviewed is an A6 notebook. It contains 48 sheets of blank bright white 100gsm paper, which feels similar to copy paper, and a minty aqua 200gsm cover, which feels similar to cardstock. It is staple bound with two staples in the middle. The belly band on the notebook indicates it is intended for both pencils and pens.
I used my Muji fountain pen (reviewed in a previous post) and a Kaweco Palm Green ink cartridge.
Overall I was very pleased with how the paper performed. The ink didn’t feather or bleed at all on the paper, and the nib moved quite smoothly over the paper surface. There was a bit of ghosting on the pages, so if that really bothers you, you might stick with ballpoints or pencils.
I think this notebook would be the perfect addition to a Travelers Pocket notebook, which is where I plan to stash this one for future use.
I didn’t find the notebook I’ve been using available for purchase anywhere, but if you’re interested in trying Pebble Paper Design products it looks like you might be able to do a little shopping through their Facebook page where notebooks range from 20RM to 59RM, or about $5-$14.
Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.