Notebook Review: Grievance Journal

Notebook Review: Grievance Journal

When I spied The Grievance Journal ($28) in my Instagram stream, I was in a particularly salty mood and was getting a little fed up with all the toxic-level positivity surrounding the ad. You know what I’m talking about… Instagram influencers all shiny and happy and healthy. Hell yeah, I clicked on the link and…

Notebook Review: Moleskine Year of the Rabbit (Minju Kim)

Notebook Review: Moleskine Year of the Rabbit (Minju Kim)

Review by Tina Koyama Although I haven’t been buying many Moleskine notebooks in recent years, every now and then a design will capture my heart, and I can’t resist. This year it was the Year of the Rabbit design by Minju Kim (I purchased mine at the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s gift shop; available on…

DesignWorks Vegan Suede Folio in Blush Pink

DesignWorks Vegan Suede Folio in Blush Pink

The DesignWorks Vegan Suede Folio in Blush Pink ($25, also available in black) is a soft, suede-like notebook cover like the Traveler’s Notebook. It ships with a lined notebook refill with 48 pages and a gold-tone ballpoint pen. From the online description and photos, this looked like an awesome alternative for someone looking for a…

Paper Review: Midori Flash Cards Ducks

Paper Review: Midori Flash Cards Ducks

As part of the delightful Cult Pens Japanese Stationery Advent Calendar, I received this rubber ducky-shaped set of flash cards made by Midori (If I was better at planning, this review should have gone up on Friday — National Rubber Duck Day!). They look like something else — maybe a Col-o-ring? So, I thought, what…

Notebook Review: Midori Soft Color Grey A5 Notebook  (Dot Grid)

Notebook Review: Midori Soft Color Grey A5 Notebook (Dot Grid)

Just when I thought there couldn’t be a new notebook that would entice me, the Midori Soft Color Notebooks arrive on JetPens.  These A5 dot grid cahier-style notebooks come in five pastel colors and white for $3.50 each. There are 28 sheets (56 pages) in each book. I decided to try the gray but it…

Paper Review: Endless Recorder (Regalia Paper)

Paper Review: Endless Recorder (Regalia Paper)

Following the news last week of the demise of Cosmo Air Light, Jesi and I set out to find new or different paper alternatives to recommend. The first option that we decided to try is the Endless Recorder Regalia Paper A5 notebooks ($23.50). I purchased the dot grid version. The paper is also available in…