Paper Review: Kokuyo Perpanep A5 Notebooks

Paper Review: Kokuyo Perpanep A5 Notebooks

Kokuyo Perpanep ($14.25 each) is a new line of paper notebooks that take a bit of study to make sense of the line. The Perpanep name, for starters is an anagram of the words “pen” and “paper” which is a bit of a tongue twister to say. Then, the books come in three ruling options:…

Planner Review: Erin Condren Focused Productivity Planner

Planner Review: Erin Condren Focused Productivity Planner

Erin Condren is the brand to know for the large coil-ring planners favored by influencers, vloggers and busy moms. I am NONE of those things. However, I discovered a simpler Focused Productivity Notebook (currently $12 and only available in black. Other products in the Focused line are available) which is undated and features semi-soft cover…

Notebook Review: Puggy’s Best High Stationer Note Book

Notebook Review: Puggy’s Best High Stationer Note Book

The Puggy’s Best High Stationer Notebook from Hightide had a lot to recommend it when I found it. It’s approximately A6 sized (4.1×5.7″), it was filled with blank, recycled paper, and cost just $7 (600¥). It has a kraft paperstock cover and has a smooth, glue-bound spine. Everything about it says “understated Japanese stationery”. The…

Notebook Review: Profolio Oasis Notebook

Notebook Review: Profolio Oasis Notebook

I was wandering around my local art supply shop recently and stumbled across the Profolio Oasis Notebook. It must have been kismet but the same week, several reviews popped up about the new Profolio Oasis Summit notebook. This Oasis is the simpler, cheaper cousin of the Summit. I grabbed the standard A5 size with a…

Sketchbook Review: 8 Random Sketchbooks (including HOT TAKES)

Sketchbook Review: 8 Random Sketchbooks (including HOT TAKES)

I recently realized I had accumulated quite a stack of sketchbooks to review. I was not sure the best way to present them so I decided to just review them altogether. There are EIGHT different sketchbooks from seven different companies and include different types of paper, binding methods, number of pages, price points and other…

Notebook Review & Giveaway: TRU RED Notebooks and Pens

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Staples e-commerce team to see if we were interested in reviewing the TRU RED line of notebooks and pens. TRU RED is a brand developed and carried by Staples.com, but you can also find TRU RED products at Target and Walmart. The TRU RED Expert Notetaking Collection…

Paper Review: Midori Color Paper Notebooks

Paper Review: Midori Color Paper Notebooks

Today I’m taking a look at a new notebook from Midori – the A5 Color Paper Notebook. I did order a notebook in each color – pink, yellow, turquoise, green, lavender, brown. They only come in ruled, A5 size with 56 pages and you can find these in-stock at Vanness for $3.50 each. I chose…