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Summer Haiku in a Moleskine Volant Giveaway [Closed]

6 Aug

While a lot of places are shouting about “Back to School,” we wanted to celebrate the last bits of summer first! Whether you’re at the beach, on the backcountry trail, or relaxing on your back porch in the sun, Moleskine Volants are lightweight, flexible, and can travel anywhere with you so you don’t miss that spark of inspiration. Below are a few haiku that came to us.

Giveaway: Can you whip up a haiku about summer? Share it in the comments and you could win a set of 2 Moleskine Large Plain Volant Notebooks in black! We’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday 8/8 and announce it on the blog around noon that day.

** You can submit up to three haiku.
** This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

Summer Haikus in a Moleskine


Summer Haikus in a Moleskine


Summer Haikus in a Moleskine


What is a haiku?

A haiku is a Japanese poem with a total of seventeen syllables, broken into three lines (traditionally of five, then seven, then five syllables). Haiku in English don’t always follow the strict syllable count, and they can be endlessly creative, so have fun with it! Read more about haiku on Wikipedia.

Cool Bags, Hot Prices

1 Aug

Moleskine New Collections Bags on Sale at

Planners So Cool Your Dog Won’t Eat It*

25 Jul

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Moleskine Academic Planners 2012-2013 on

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.


Moleskine Laptop Case - 10 inch on

Moleskine Laptop Case - 10 inch - on


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


Moleskine Laptop Case - 13 inch - on

Moleskine Laptop Case - 13 inch - on


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


Moleskine Laptop Case - 15 inch - on

Moleskine Laptop Case - 15 inch - on


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.

Our Moleskine #DailyArsenal

6 Jul

Moleskine Notebooks, Journals, Bags & More on

1) Moleskine 18-Month Pocket Hard Cover Weekly Planner (July 12 – Dec 13)

2) Moleskine Classic Pocket Ruled Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)

3) Moleskine Click Roller Pen

4) Moleskine Highlighter Pencil Set

5) Moleskine Cahier Pocket Ruled Notebook (set of 3) (3.5 x 5.5)

6) Moleskine Digital eReader Shell Case

7) Moleskine Messenger Bag

8) Moleskine Folio A4 Squared Notebook (12 x 8.5)

9) Moleskine Volant Pocket Plain Notebook (Set of 2) (3.5 x 5.5)

Or shop all Moleskine here to find your own #dailyarsenal.

Moleskine Faves: Father’s Day Collection

12 Jun

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Simple, yet effective to put that smile on his face!

1) Moleskine Classic Pocket Ruled Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)

2) Moleskine Metal Rollerball Pen

3) Moleskine Utility Bag (on sale at $125)

4) Moleskine Passions Beer Journal (5 x 8.25)

Or shop all Moleskine products HERE

On Sale! Moleskine Travel Collection Bags

23 May

Moleskine Messenger Bag

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Moleskine Messenger Bag : The Bag That Tells Your Story

 Moleskine Utility Bag

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Moleskine Utility Bag : Travelling Collection

Moleskine Reporter Bag

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Moleskine Reporter Bag

 See all Moleskine bags in their Travel Collection here!

Moleskine Academic Planners to Get You Prepped for 2013

9 May

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Clockwise from top left:

1. All Moleskine 18-Month Academic Planners on

2. Moleskine 18-Month Extra Large Soft Cover Weekly Planner (7.5 x 10)

3. Moleskine 18-Month Pocket Red Horizontal Weekly Planner (3.5 x 5.5)

4. Moleskine 18-Month Large Soft Cover Weekly Planner (5 x 8.25)

**All 18-Month Academic Planners are dated July 2012 through December 2013.

Our Instagram Photo Love

4 May

Moleskine Luggage Tags : @EuroPaper Instagram Photo

#Moleskine Luggage Tags : @EuroPaper Instagram Photo


One of these things is not like the other : #Leuchtturm on #Moleskine @EuroPaper Instagram Photo

One of these things is not like the other : #Leuchtturm on #Moleskine @EuroPaper Instagram Photo


The dazzling array of #Clairefontaine colors : @EuroPaper Instagram Photo

The dazzling array of #Clairefontaine colors : @EuroPaper Instagram Photo


If you’re on Instagram, leave your username in the comments so we can follow you! In case you don’t have the Instagram app on your phone though, we’ll be sharing our photos here on the blog periodically, of course on Twitter, and occasionally on our Facebook page, too.

Moleskine Folio Series

25 Apr

The Moleskine Folio Book Collection represents the largest Moleskine journals dedicated to creativity, free expression, and design. In fact, they’re huge! The Folio Collection is available in A4 and A3 sizes, offering generous space to be filled with drawings, projects and writings.

Like the Moleskine Classic Journals, Moleskine Folio Books have a sewn binding, acid-free paper, rounded edges, elastic closure, cloth ribbon placeholder, and a rear expandable inner pocket.

All paper used in the Moleskine Folio Collection is certified as responsibly harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook

  • 8.5 x 12 inches
  • 176 pages (88 leaves)
  • Sewn binding
  • Back pocket & cloth ribbon marker
  • Elastic closure
  • Acid-free paper
  • FSC certified paper
Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook (12 x 8.5) on
Moleskine Folio A4 Ruled Notebook (12 x 8.5)


Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook

  • 16.5 x 12 inches
  • 176 pages (88 leaves)
  • 100 g/m2 paper
  • Sewn binding
  • Back pocket & cloth ribbon marker
  • Elastic closure
  • Acid-free paper
  • FSC certified paper
Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook (16.5 x 12) on
Moleskine Folio A3 Plain Notebook (16.5 x 12)


See all Moleskine’s A4 and A3 Folio Notebooks, and while you’re there, check out the Moleskine Folio Office Series. Post-it notes, binders, folders, and so much Moleskine love.

Join the Moleskine Community

18 Apr

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Moleskine‘s ubiquitous little black notebook. You see them in coffee shops, nestled into purses and totes, and at the office and others’ homes. But what is it about Moleskine that galvanizes creatives and professionals across the world to identify with these black notebooks? We think the answer’s clear: Moleskine is synonymous with community.

Whether it connects you back to reality or piques your imagination, Moleskine is a source for inspiration. And the inspiration doesn’t just come from the blank pages and classic black covers of the notebooks themselves, it also manifests in the reality that hundreds, even thousands, of others are using their Moleskine notebook at the same time as you. It’s that underlying current of creative energy we believe makes Moleskine so appealing.

The Legend Explained

Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook on

Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook

The nameless little black notebook so many legendary artists and thinkers have used over the past two centuries was originally made by a French bookbinder whose name was lost to obscurity. The notebook was even spotted among such greats as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, and the man who ultimately coined the name ‘Moleskine’, Bruce Chatwin.

The original notebook faded over time and was last seen in the 1980′s, but was ultimately picked up by a small Milanese publisher named Modo&Modo and the brand name Moleskine was officially trademarked in 1997. A little less than a decade later, the trademark was acquired by an Italian company that took on the name for itself. Moleskine SRL now has the sole objective of bringing back to life the notebook that captured that minimalist style and quality that literally has centuries of experience. As they say, “To the initiated, there is no substitute.”

Ethical Commitments

In 2008, Moleskine went through the laborious process of obtaining an FSC certification for all their paper. “FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.” Many of the brands on have either a PEFC or FSC certification for their sustainable paper, but most people don’t realize the amount of work involved to become certified.

On the foundation front, Moleskine primarily supports lettera27, a non-profit working toward a universal right to education and access to knowledge around the world. However, Moleskine also does a phenomenal job supporting young creatives via myriad organizations.

Where they are really seen supporting the creative community is through MyMoleskine, a hub for Moleskine fans around the world to share their art, hacks, and general passion for the brand. Several projects such as the Cover Art series have risen from this meeting place to showcase artists’ work on Moleskine notebooks – a platform previously thought unattainable by the general creative public.

Moleskine Collections

Beginning with the tried and trusted classic design, Moleskine’s Classic Hard Cover Journals are known for their quintessential features: sewn binding, acid-free paper, rounded edges, elastic closure, cloth ribbon placeholder, and a rear expandable inner pocket.

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Moleskine Lego Pocket Ruled Notebook

Moleskine’s Volant and Cahier series are also staples in the Moleskine arsenal, the first being perfect bound with bright covers and the latter side-stitched with craft covers. Moleskine has also taken a creative page out of their fans’ notebook and and expanded with their ever-increasing Limited Edition selection, through collaborations with LEGO, Star Wars, Le Petit Prince, Pac-Man, and their published book series “The Hand of …” They’ve even developed hobby-specific notebooks known as the Moleskine Passions Journals.

It’s hard to encapsulate all of Moleskine in the proverbial nutshell as they’ve also expanded their offerings with their fairly recent New Collections. The Moleskine New Collections are sets of striking pieces that focus on writing, travelling, and reading. Perfectly compatible with the legendary notebooks, they were designed by Giulio Iacchetti to incorporate signature Moleskine function and aesthetics: the elastic band, the rounded corners, the black color, the simple design. The offerings include bags, pencils, pens, computer cases, reading glasses, a rechargeable reading light and an e-reader stand.

Moleskine ultimately corresponds with travel, culture, imagination, and identity. Moleskine connects with individuals because it is a symbol of modern-day nomadism, a romantic notion turned into reality each day through every far-reaching fan. And we’ll admit, we’re all Moleskine fans.

Be Inspired by Moleskine’s Pen & Pencil Additions

17 Apr

Be inspired to write, journal, and doodle with Moleskine’s Writing Collection. With the focus on daily inspiration, writing, and travelling, each piece is the perfect complement to Moleskine’s legendary notebooks. Designed by Giulio Iacchetti to incorporate signature Moleskine function and aesthetics, the Writing Collection is part of the greater New Collections by Moleskine. The myriad, distinctive accessories enhance the activities of the modern-day nomad in each of us. Below are the latest additions to the Writing Collection – what is your favorite?

Moleskine Click Roller Pen:

The natural travelling companion of the Moleskine notebook, in a new version with a retractable point and no cap.

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Moleskine Click Rollerball Pen

Moleskine Highlighter Pencil Set:

Set of two fluorescent colored lead pencils made of linden wood, plus a sharpener and a special cap.

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Moleskine Highlighter Pencil Set


Moleskine 3 Black Wooden Pencils:

Indispensable tools for sketching, drawing and dreaming, Moleskine pencils are made of high quality cedar wood.

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Moleskine 3 Black Wood Pencil Set


Moleskine Click Mechanical Pencil:

With its elegant, rectangular shape, inspired by the design and personality of the Moleskine notebook, this refillable mechanical pencil combines convenience with total writing comfort.

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Moleskine Click Mechanical Pencil