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Become Enamored with Cavallini

15 Oct

Shop all Cavallini Calendars, Note Cards, Datebooks, Journals and more on EuropeanPaper

When I think of timeless elegance, the first thing that always comes to mind is Cavallini. Excellent quality, sturdy, timeless and classic.  You’ll never forget Cavallini after you see the decorative calendars, stationery, and other paper products adorned with detailed images of vintage prints, maps, and iconic places from around the world. Each is striking and unique. When I want to write a letter to a dear friend, something out of the ordinary, I immediately pick up a Cavallini product.

While Cavallini is known for their gorgeous paper and notecards, they pride themselves on their wide selection of stunning calendars.  Each calendar is a unique collection of striking art prints.  As you flip through each month, you immediately get transported to old-world New York, Paris, and everywhere in between.  You can get sucked into their Garden prints; you can even go Around the World.

I remember a few years back to when I was gifted a Cavallini desk calendar from a friend.  The thickness of the paper between my fingers, the crisp colours and texture, would transport me every month to a different place.  As an added bonus, the prints were so beautiful, it looked like I had hung up professional art prints in my office!  After the year was done, I carefully cut the prints out and saved them. I still have them, tucked away in my art space.

After that gift, I began to seek out Cavallini products – the rounded paperclips that perfectly and elegantly hold your papers, plus many other calendars – they reminded me of times gone by, of old suitcases covered in travel stickers. Recently I gave a friend who loves to travel the Amalfi coast calendar. She was ecstatic, and told me she didn’t want to use it because it was so beautiful!

It is a reminder of the past the way it should be seen – worn and captured perfectly.

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Meet the Writer: Akhila Jagdish is a writer and editor in the process of starting her own editorial services company, The Crafted Word. She loves making lists, collecting journals, reading, drinking wine and cooking. 

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1 Aug

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Moleskine and Macs: What Fits? Part 2

10 Jul

Moleskine Digital Device Covers on EuropeanPaper.comOne of our most popular blog posts - Moleskine Laptop Cases – What Fits - deals with matching the right-sized Moleskine Laptop Case with your preferred laptop, tablet, or other electronic device.

However, the majority of people searching to connect the two are Apple users. It makes sense – both communities are packed with creatives and professionals, the products are sleek and iconic, and once you start using an Apple or Moleskine product, you tend to pick them all up. Therefore, this post is dedicated to (most) every Apple product in tablet or laptop form and the correct corresponding Moleskine Laptop Case.

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Moleskine Laptop Case - 10 inch on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine Laptop Case - 10 inch - on EuropeanPaper.com

 

What fits in a  10-inch Moleskine Laptop Case:

Moleskine 10-inch Laptop Case dimensions: 10.25 (H) x 7.75 (W) x 1.25 (D) inches

  • First generation iPad
    • 9.56 inches (H) x 7.47 (W) x 0.5 (D) inches
  • Second and third generation iPad
    • 9.50 inches (H) x 7.31 (W) x 0.35 (D) inches

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Moleskine Laptop Case - 13 inch - on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine Laptop Case - 13 inch - on EuropeanPaper.com

 

What fits in a 13-inch Moleskine Laptop Case:

Moleskine 13-inch Laptop Case dimensions: 13.0 (H) x 9.0 (W) x 1.25 (D) inches

  • Original polycarbonate MacBook released in 2006
    • 12.78 (H) x 8.92 (W) x 1.08 (D) inches
  • Aluminum MacBook released in 2008
    • 12.78 (H) x 8.94 (W) x 0.94 (D) inches
  • MacBook Air 11″
    • 11.8 (H) x 7.56 (W) x 0.68 (D) inches

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Moleskine Laptop Case - 15 inch - on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine Laptop Case - 15 inch - on EuropeanPaper.com

 

What fits in a 15-inch Moleskine Laptop Case:

Moleskine 15-inch Laptop Case dimensions: 14.5 (H) x 10.5 (W) x 1.57 (D) inches

  • Polycarbonate MacBook released in late 2009
    • 13.00 (H) x 9.12 (W) x 1.09 (D) inches
    • Same as the MacBook Air, this model is a bit of a tight squeeze in the 13-inch Moleskine Laptop Case, but perfect with the 15-inch.
  • MacBook Air 13″
    • 12.8 (H) x 8.94 (W) x 0.68 (D) inches
    • Technically the MacBook Air 13-inch model should pair with the Moleskine 13-inch Laptop Case, but we’ve found it to be a tight fit. Plus, if you want to put a journal, notepad, or pretty much anything else in with it, you’ve got to have a little wiggle room. Thus the MacBook Air 13″ is paired with Moleskine’s 15-inch Laptop Case instead.
  • MacBook Pro with Retina Display (third gen of the MacBook Pro)
    • 14.13 (H) x 9.73 (W) x 0.71 (D) inches

We didn’t include the dimensions for the Apple Powerbook lines as we assumed there’s a good chance no one uses them anymore. If you’ve got a different Apple product than the ones listed above, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

We’re also matching up the other Moleskine Digital Device Covers to their respective Apple iProducts in a future post. Don’t miss it! Subscribe to our blog or grab our RSS feed to stay in the loop.

Wanderlust? Grab a Journal Before You Go

21 Jun

Moleskine Journals on EuropeanPaper.com

Summertime is officially here – although you could have fooled us with the nearly 100-degree heat in Colorado lately! It’s the perfect time to try something new, particularly outside to spark the creative juices.

Before you go, grab a journal and write down your intentions for the day. What do you want to find on your journey: an emotion, an idea, or something else? Also consider bringing along a smaller pocket journal on your walk, bike ride, or hike to jot down your swirling thoughts during your breaks.

If you don’t journal before or during your wandering, the most important thing you can do is take a minute afterward to capture your thoughts. This serves to record the truth of the moment for you to reflect back on in the future. Gift your future self with a journal in the present.

Check out all journals, notebooks, and notepads on EuropeanPaper.com here!

5 Tips for Effective Travel Planning With Your Academic Planner

15 Jun

With hectic home lives and crazy work schedules, planning a trip can seem like a daunting task. However, an academic planner can help you do all the legwork well in advance – so all that’s left to do is enjoy the journey! Plus, since an academic planner is built to accommodate summer, it’s the perfect planner to outline summer vacation plans.

Block Out Dates

The first step to using your academic planner to plan your travels is to pick the dates and block them out on your planner. Because you’re able to work far in advance with an 18-month planner, you can plot out all the trips you’re planning and prevent accidentally double booking yourself. Cross out the dates or highlight them in a specific color so that you don’t overlap commitments.

Schedule To-dos

Once you have your trip dates blocked out, use your planner to schedule the entire trip’s to dos. Start with the date of the trip and back up. For example, if you want to start pricing flights four weeks before you travel, flip four weeks before your departure date and write, “Price out flights.” If you want to wait to book the flight until two weeks before (for enough time to check for that last-minute screaming deal), flip two weeks after you put the pricing note and write, “Book flights.” Follow these same steps for each task – booking a hotel, renewing your passport, buying traveler’s insurance, and so on.

Track Your Budget

You know how much you have budgeted for your trip. Jot that amount down on the day you depart. Each time you spend money on the trip – paying for the flight, buying a new bathing suit, or picking up sunscreen – subtract that amount from the total. You can even calculate estimates for your expenses as you plan the trip. For example, back up to the date you decided to start pricing flights. Use that page to write notes on how much the flight will be on various airlines so that when you go to purchase the tickets, you have a budget reference. Bonus: If you don’t spend as much as you anticipated in the planning stages, you’ll have a balance to use for extra souvenirs!

Create Lists

In addition to planning your dates, to dos, and budget, you can use your academic planner to create lists for each aspect of your trip. If you jot the lists on the day you need to do them, you’ll stay organized and won’t forget crucial information. On your planner page for the day before you depart, start a packing list. Even if the trip is eight months away, if you think of something – don’t forget extra camera batteries – write it down.

Get Creative

Use the notes pages in your planner to get creative. Paste images of your destination on the notes pages to motivate and inspire you. During your trip, use the pages to journal or scrapbook about your adventures. And when the trip is through, add your favorite pictures from the trip and archive the planner.

Using your 12 or 18-month planner can help you plan your trip down to the details in advance. You won’t be scrambling around the night before your flight leaves, trying to remember everything you wanted to bring!

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 Meet the Writer:Maggie Marton is a freelance writer who lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and their three darling dogs. View more of Maggie’s work at MaggieMarton.com

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On Sale! Moleskine Travel Collection Bags

23 May

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 See all Moleskine bags in their Travel Collection here!

Moleskine Laptop Cases – What Fits?

27 Oct

The Moleskine New Collections include pieces that focus on writing, travelling, and reading. Designed by Giulio Iacchetti, they specifically incorporate signature Moleskine function and aesthetics: the elastic band, the rounded corners, the black color, the simple design.

Impeccable detailing and stitching makes this a durable piece that will last. The resilient, water-repellent exterior is made from matte black polyurethane on a woven support. The interior is completely lined in ivory faux-suede with a soft, luxe feel, and includes an “In case of loss” label sewn inside. The sides and bottom are made from stretch fabric with light padding to protect your laptop and ensure the best fit.

Available in three sizes to fit laptops with 10-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch sized screens, one question always comes up with the laptop cases: What actually fits?

Moleskine Laptop Case (10 inch)

Moleskine's 10-inch Laptop Case is ideal for netbooks like Samsung's NF310, or the iPad 1 & 2.

Moleskine Laptop Case (13 inch)

The Moleskine 13-inch Laptop Case can fit such laptops as the MacBook Air, Toshiba Portege R835, and Samsung's Series 9.

Moleskine Laptop Case (15 inch)

And Moleskine's 15-inch laptop case can handle the MacBook Pro, HP Envy 14, and the Dell Inspiron 15.

These are but a small sampling of what you can fit into the Moleskine Laptop Cases. Not to mention adding in a journal, notepad, pen or other small item. So we want to turn the question to you: What actually fits?

 

What’s Next: November Newsletter Giveaway

26 Oct

Hot on the heels of our newsletter giveaway winner for October, we wanted to announce what we’re giving away for November!

(Drumroll please … ) Molekine’s New Collections Laptop Case! Available in 3 sizes – 10-inch, 13-inch, or 15-inch – the winner of our November newsletter giveaway will get to choose which size they want.

Want to enter our monthly newsletter giveaway? Simply subscribe to our newsletter emails (from the footer on our homepage) and you’re automatically entered each month! Good luck!