Stay Tuned for Upcoming Reviews!

I’ve recently returned from a trip, and I have a great many notebooks and fountain pens that are just dying to be reviewed. Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll definitely see a lot of posts coming… so stay tuned!

Future posts may include any, or maybe even all, of the following:

  • Clairefontaine Basics Notebook
  • Rhodia Webnotebook with 90g paper
  • Apica Original Notebook 7″ x 10″
  • Lihit Lab Twist Ring Notee
  • An assortment of dollar store Japanese stationeries
  • Quo Vadis Equology Daily Planner
  • Pilot/Lamy Fountain Pens
  • and possibly more to come!

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Published in: on August 18, 2009 at 2:43 am  Leave a Comment  

Moleskine Volant

I just bought these teeny tiny Moleskine Volant notebooks (both black ones) at a Barnes & Noble. It’s the Black Moleskine Volant Ruled Pages 2.5″ x 4″ – Set of 2.¬†¬†Initially, I didn’t really stop to think what I would do with them, but later on I realized that they could be rather useful. Normally, I only buy Moleskines when there is isn’t an Exaclair product substitute (such as the Moleskine Ruled Reporter Notebook or the Large Sketchbook). I found this little specimen to be a rather interesting addition to my collection of notebooks and journals.

When I first used the notebook, it was hard to operate; it wouldn’t lay flat and the first page was awkwardly creased. On top of all the nuisances, the pages and cover smelled odd; there was some weird chemical odor that I couldn’t pinpoint that wafted off every single page. Nonetheless, it was still a pleasure to write on despite the fact that it was hard to keep open. I don’t think I’ll use this too often, but the ‘fine’ stationary, neat size, and handy detachable papers (which is essentially the only reason I bought this) may be important to me in the future. Yet, in reference to the detachable pages, there is something called a Post-It Note. The fact of the matter is that although I am the type of person who spontaneously comes up with ideas on the go, I tend to write them in my reporter notebook or my journal rather than in a cute and chic Moleskine Volant. Nevertheless, this is a truly interesting item and you would be ‘asinine’ (I’ve come to really enjoy this word) to not bother to try it.

Published in: on August 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm  Comments (1)