Moleskine, the makers of very fine quality journals have a new collection which caught our eye. They are dedicated to Recipes, Wine, Books, Films, Wellness and more importantly, Music. We have a fondness for quality of detail and admit to being lovers of pencil and paper over the computer / gadget, hard to believe, I know but these journals do have an ageless quality and design and are, needless to say, great to use.
The black cover is for the first time fully embossed with themed images and writings. Inside 240 pages to record and recall information, notes, clippings and drawings about your preferred passions. All journals come with a different set of tools for page customization, stickers, icons, together with glossaries, listings, themed calendars, three ribbon place markers of different colors, blank pages for loose notes, and a double pocket for clipping, ticket and card collection.
Culture, imagination, memory, travel, personal identity, Moleskine® is a brand that identifies a family of notebooks, diaries, and city guides: flexible and brilliantly simple tools for use both in everyday and extraordinary circumstances, ultimately becoming an integral part of one’s personality.
Moleskine ? The history
THE LEGENDARY NOTEBOOK
Moleskine® is the heir of the legendary notebook used for the past two centuries by artists and thinkers, from Vincent Van Gogh to Pablo Picasso from Ernest Hemingway to Bruce Chatwin. The anonymous and essential little black notebook, with its unique rounded corners, elastic closure, and expandable inner pocket, was originally produced for more than a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied Parisian stationery shops frequented by the international literary and artistic avant?garde. This trusty, pocket?sized travel companion held their sketches, notes, stories, and ideas before they became famous images or beloved books.
In the mid?1980s, the little black notebook suddenly wasn’t to be found anywhere. In his book The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin tells us the whole story of his favourite notebook, which he nicknamed “moleskine”. In 1986, the original manufacturer ? a family operating in Tours ? closed down forever: “Le vrai moleskine n’est plus” are the lapidary words he puts into the mouth of the owner of the stationery shop in Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie – also a legendary spot ? where Chatwin stocked up on the notebooks. The English writer?traveller bought up all the notebooks that he could find before he left for Australia, but they were not enough.
THE MOLESKINE® NOTEBOOK
In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, choosing for it this literary name, thus restoring an extraordinary tradition. Following Chatwin’s footsteps, Moleskine® notebook begins its journey once again, this time as an indispensable complement to today’s mobile technology. Capturing reality on the move, preserving details, impressing the unique aspects of experience upon paper, Moleskine is an accumulator of ideas and emotions which are then released over time.
Today, Moleskine is synonymous with culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity, both in real life and the digital world. It is a brand identifying a family of notebooks, journals, planners and innovative cityguides, adapted to different functions. With a variety of page layouts, Moleskine notebooks are partners for the creative professions and the imaginary of our time: they are a worldwide symbol of contemporary nomadism, closely connected to the digital world through a network of websites, blogs, online groups and virtual archives. With Moleskine, the ancient (and typically analogical) practice of sketching and jotting down notes finds unexpected connective space on the Web and in its communities.
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