These slick looking & smooth feeling covers are perfect companions to the traditional grained Club Planner Covers. Shop Soho & Club Planners here »
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PLUS, for a limited time, buy a Soho or Club planner and get 10% off Rhodia Pencils! Use code TAKE10 at checkout. Ends 9/17
Graduating to the corner office? Preparing for the big pitch? Celebrate with a Palomino Blackwing Luxury Folio Cover and Notebook. This embossed leather-like folio shouts success, in a very understated and classy way. Enthralled, we’ve carried the Large Luxury Folio Cover (7.5 x 10) for a while and now we’re excited to introduce its little brother, the Medium Luxury Folio Cover at 5 x 8.25 inches. You know Palomino Blackwing for their long tradition of exceptional pencils, including the original 602: expand your brand awareness here, and join the elite with these elegant folios, perfectly adapted for the boardroom. Shop the Blackwing Luxury Folio Cover and Notebook »
Introducing the stealthy All Black Al-Star! Now, you know we’re in love with Lamy, but let us show you why we’re so excited about this Limited Edition matte black beauty: the black wire clip, black enamel lacquer nib, the smoky translucent grip that looks sleek and chic paired with the black aluminum body. This pen is great for fountain pen aficionados and newbies alike, and—can we just say—if James Bond needed a new exploding pen, we wouldn’t be surprised if Q presented him with a Lamy Al-Star. This pen is simply that cool. Shop the Limited Edition LAMY Al-Star »
Add a dash of dapper cheer to your notes! These sets of 10 notecards and tissue lined envelopes are the epitome of classic Parisian elegance infused with lively hues. Shop G. Lalo Double Bordered Cards »
RhodiaDrive featured this Blackwing enthusiast’s snapshot of his Blackwing 602 pencil during the index card stages of writing his manuscript. We’ve never seen a Blackwing nib this low, but we completely understand! If we could jot the picture : you fall in love with Blackwing, the mighty pencils bring your dreams to life on exquisite paper (like Rhodia), all the while performing brilliantly, even down to their ferrules – of course want to keep them around for as long as you can! We paper geeks at European Paper absolutely know the love you feel.
Here’s the comment from writer Aaron Delcourt :
“I use my Blackwings for writing my manuscripts. I write all of my manuscripts on standard sized index cards in pencil [...] The pencil in the photo was sharpened with a box cutter towards the end, and believe it or not I actually used it until it was unsharpenable.”
We just fell upon a rather fitting article on the top 5 notebooks (of the world?!) from Lifehacker.com. We thought it was quite serendipitous that 5 out of 5 of their coveted notebooks are best sellers of ours. Here are a few gems from the article we’d like to highlight :
A little story about an inventive, Swedish-based company who’s dedication to their customers consistently delivers the latest and greatest in high-quality notebooks to support your lifestyle.
The world is changing all around us, and technology has injected itself into just about every facet of our lives. There really is no denying it; just take a moment to look around you right now. People are interacting more and more not only with one another through technology but with technology itself.
Some people think, “What is this world coming to?” with conversations going from in-depth, face-to-face dialogue to an abbreviated texts that takes a mere 20 seconds to compose. There’s an App for just about everything, from the ever popular Candy Crush (which has users’ fingers tied up for hours throughout the day) to Apps that allow users to open and close their garage door from virtually anywhere at the touch of a button on their smart phone. Smart Phone in hand and just about anything is possible.
With all of the latest development in technology and all the convenience it has to offer it got the creative folks at Whitelines thinking. As our lives become more and more entwined and dependent on the convenience of technology why not incorporate this useful feature into all that we do with our notebooks. Whitelines Link does just that.
Whitelines Link takes the accessibility and speed of modern technology and combines it with the classic medium of pen and paper. The latest and greatest product from the innovative company was released early this year and quickly became some of the best-selling notebooks from the company of all time.
Why all the hype with the line? Can’t a picture on your phone simply do the same thing? The cool thing about Whitelines Link is that the App (available for free in the App Store) will recognize, capture and enhance your writing, dropping out the background and keeping only what you have created on the page. Simply open the App on your phone, hover the phone over a Link notebook page, and the App will automatically capture the image- no centering, focusing or click of a virtual button necessary. Once the notes are digitalized, your options are essentially endless.
You can choose to simply store your treasured works in a cloud, which not only backs up all of your important documents should you misplace your favorite notebook at the most inopportune time, but also condenses the volumes of writings you have into a virtual filing cabinet you can have with you at all times with the touch of the button. Have a great idea and just happen to bump into a colleague or potential client without your notebook? Simply pull up your document, explain the concept and attach it to an email to follow up. Horrible at organizing your notes? File them all away and utilize Evernote to allow you to search your database of notesby specific key words and subjects.
Not only does Whitelines Link enable you to have all of your notebooks at the touch of a button, but it also allows for easy sharing. You can push notes to your Dropbox or Evernote account or simply attach the creation to an email and send away. Think of the possibilities this new technology provides. Still a fan of the personal touch of a handwritten letter? Write it out and Link it to your family and friends. Want to digitalize your sketches to share? Classmate miss a 4-pager note day? Whitelines Link makes it easy, fast and convenient to share and connect with others.
I’m going to be the first to admit it; I’m an avid list taker. There is something so comforting about creating lists and having the ability to check them off. I’ve tried Apps that were created for you to generate and organize lists so that you have them with you at all times, but there is absolutely nothing that will provide me with the same gratification as a pen and piece of paper. Once something is physically written down on a piece of paper, you can do it and cross it off or it just sits there; you can not delete it with the backspace key. And don’t get me started with the satisfaction of that pen sliding across the page creating a clean, long line through your handwriting. With Whitelines Link I can designate a page for each list that I have and always have the most up-to-date list stored. So if I just “happen” to stumble into a Sephora, I’ve got a list of the products I’m currently lusting after at the touch of a button. When the BF mentions some item he’s thinking about buying that I’ve never heard of before, I can jot it down, Link it, and stash the notebook away somewhere safe. When his birthday rolls around, take a guess at who receives The-Best-Girlfriend-of-The-Year award. And from time to time, I’ll pull out my Link, draw a goofy picture (though, let’s be serious, I have not one artistic bone in this body when it comes to drawing) and scribble something clever down to send to a friend to brighten their day.
I’m a child of the 80s (by 10 days) so I am ALL for technology. I love the ability to shoot the rental units a quick text letting them know I did in fact make it to my destination without a bear mauling my vehicle on the way. I enjoy and (embarrassingly) have come to expect speedy and convenient connectivity with those around me. But there are things that simply cannot be conveyed through a 140 character tweet or the confines of typed out emails. Apart from almost completely taking the personal aspect out communication, there are things that simply cannot be put into characters.
Whitelines Link is the new notebook of now. Break free from the confines of Times New Roman. Stay prepared and keep your writings safe and accessible. Embrace technology, but also embrace your creativity.
“Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will.” – Malcolm Forbes
Meet the Writer:
An avid list-maker and moderate risk taker, Kaylee Bergstrom handles all of the logistics for Whitelines North America and, having never heard of Whitelines prior to her current position, has become hooked on the unique design of the notebooks. Rarely spotted without a good tube of mascara, an A5 or pocket notebook and her Jack Russell / Shih Tzu puppy Russell, Kaylee enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, getting hooked on a good book series or catching a mind-bending thriller.
It’s that time of year again; we paper geeks are so excited to unveil the new Cavallini Calendars for 2014! Yes, it’s August, and yes, there are still 4 months left in 2013, but that never stops us from celebrating the new year of prints as soon as they arrive. We’re also thrilled to announce new editions of the Vintage Cats, Vintage Dogs, and Owls easel calendars to accompany Birds this year. Of course, the best-sellers Japanese Woodblocks and Botanica are stunning as always. Which one is your fave? Click here to shop Cavallini Wall Calendars » Or click here to shop Cavallini Desk Calendars»
“I never travel without my notebook – I always, always take my little black Alwych notebook. And pens. And a map of wherever I’m going. And a torch.” – Michael Palin, travel writer and Monty Python comedian
While fascinating in their own right, Alwych Notebooks are but one chapter in a long and intriguing history of Scottish printers and stationers. On the off chance that you get as excited about history as we do, here’s the background. The company—then Nisbet MacNiven—began in 1770 and moved eight miles into downtown Edinburgh, Scotland in 1788 to expand its wholesale stationery. Almost 60 years later, a pair of Cameron brothers joined the business, changing the name to MacNiven and Cameron in 1845. By 1850, another, younger, Cameron brother invented the Waverley fountain pen nib—named for Sir Walter Scott’s popular novels—with a narrow waist and upturned point. This upturned point, which functioned almost as a ball point, was intended to improve writing smoothness and be less appealing to schoolboys who enjoyed re-purposing sharp-nibbed pens as darts. Whether it was effective at decreasing schoolhouse antics or not, the production of Waverley pens was outsourced until 1900, when MacNiven and Cameron bought their own manufacturing facility in Birmingham, England and set about making fountain pens.
Unfortunately, production of the popular nib and other pens began to falter and by the 1920s, the company began shifting back into paper stationery. The classic Alwych Notebook likely appeared by the early 1930s, contemporaneous with the then-produced Greenback ledgers and Denbigh cash books. While production has changed hands a few more times, and the Birmingham factory closed in 1964, the Alwych All-Weather Notebook has remained the same for over 80 years, even down to the styling.
There’s something very Scottish about this notebook. It’s something about the practical, utilitarian quality, made to last despite the unexpected (or quite expected!) thundershower or soft but drenching smirr. Unfortunately for fountain pen lovers, it’s manufactured for slightly less wet inks. But somehow, that too meshes with this notebook’s persona. It’s meant to be carried along on birding expeditions, archaeological digs, backpacking in rural Romania and South Africa, and to jot down notes while surveying, fishing, gardening, or building high rises in the rain. While it perfectly accompanies a morning cuppa, it loves to be out and about. And what do you know, so do we!
You know the feeling: you suddenly look up and it’s July. August is around the corner and back to school is looming. Your to-do lists start lengthening with last-ditch summer fun and all the projects you really meant to have done by now; even worse, those to-do lists get stuffed into pockets, scribbled-across, updated sideways, and then you’re stuck at 4 p.m. on a Thursday, remembering only that you’re forgetting something. Something important. In other words, you’re ready to try another organizational system.
But nothing too clunky or convoluted.
Sound familiar? We’ve all been there, which is why European Paper Company is so very pleased to introduce Word. Notebooks to our collection of journals. Designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind, Word. Notebooks set out to standardize an organizational system that streamlines your lists and scribbles and helps you to get things done.
The system itself is simple and embedded in the left hand margin of these pocket notebooks. A pair of unobtrusive concentric circles—a bulls-eye—marks each line. When you add a new task to your list, fill in the internal bullet point. If the task is important (are there other kinds?), trace a circle around the outer edge. When you begin the task, add a slash to denote the progress, and when you finish, simply ‘X’ that line, and you’re ready to begin the next item on your list. Nothing clunky, and nothing convoluted about it. The ¼” ruling is aptly suited for lists, but the ruling and the system are both a pale gray Hostmann-Steinberg ink which allows you to use or disregard these guides as you would like.
At 60#, the Lynx Opaque Ultra smooth white paper stock in Word. Notebooks is relatively hefty for a pocket notebook. This paper is smooth, relatively stiff for a pocket notebook, and has a light, appealing tooth to it. It’s great with pencils (graphite loves this paper!) as well as gels and ballpoint pens.
The duo-stapled covers are 120# Environment Desert Storm smooth paper which is 100% post-consumer recycled and, like the interior, acid-free and pH-neutral. These little Word. Notebooks were designed by California-based art director Evan Walker and made entirely in the U.S.A.
If you’re ready to give organization another go, we highly suggest these Word. Notebooks. Simple and simply effective, these slip so easily into your satchel or day bag that they’re immediately available whenever a new to-do arises.
We are such suckers for a luxe wax seal! When we stumbled upon Back to Zero’s gold plated wax seal stamps via Etsy, we knew they would be a perfect pair for our G.Lalo Mode de Paris boxed stationery.
This delicious Pistachio color simply belongs with a bold teal Peacock Feather.
Or this crisp Graphite Grey with a punchy Classic Anchor in bright blue.
All wax seal pictures via Back to Zero