Notebook Review: Shizen Journal

Notebook Review: Shizen Journal

The Shizen Journal (16.2cm x21.3cm or 6 3/8″ x 8 7/16″ though the actual paper is 6.25″ x 8.25″) is a PU leather hardcover notebook with a magnetic, folding closure and rounded spine. Beneath the protected edge is an elastic pen loop that comfortably holds a medium-sized fountain pen. Inside, the paper included is 80gsm…

Paper Review: Life Airmail

By Jessica Coles Recently I received a gift from a penpal that included a pad of Life Airmail paper ($6.50 for 50 sheets at JetPens) and the corresponding Airmail envelopes ($4.50 for 10 envelopes at Jet Pens).  Immediately I had flashbacks to days in elementary school when I had an international penpal and used airmail paper. I…

Paper Review: Composition Notebooks

Paper Review: Composition Notebooks

Partially inspired by Les’ Composition Book posts and her conversation a few weeks ago with Brad and my own back-to-school nostalgia, I purchased a handful of composition books and decided to test drive them myself. I stopped at CVS and grabbed a full-sized UStyle Colllection ($3.49) and a smaller pocket-sized version as well ($1.99, not…

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