Doane Paper Flap Jotter Review

Doane Paper Flap Jotter Review

One of the good things about this space is that if you have a need, someone has probably had the same need at some point and filled it. The stationery community is full of creative people who, if they can’t find what they want, dammit, they’ll make it. One such person is Chad Doane of Doane Paper. The Grid + Lines ruling came from a meeting where half of the attendees were using lined paper, the other half graph paper. Originally just built as a downloadable pattern, fans liked the idea so much and clamored for an actual physical product.

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Write Notepads Goldfield Review

Write Notepads Goldfield Review

From 1902 to 1908, Baltimorean Joe Gans was the World Lightweight Champion in boxing. He was the first African-American boxing champ (Canadian George Dixon was the first Black world title holder, 10 years prior to Gans) and a well-known student of the sport. In 1906, he fought Oscar "Battling" Nelson, the "Durable Dane" in Goldfield, Nevada, and beat him in 42 (!) rounds.

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Story Supply Co X CWPE Pencil Pusher Review

Story Supply Co X CWPE Pencil Pusher Review

In collaboration with CW Pencil Enterprise, Story Supply Co. released the Pencil Pusher pocket notebooks earlier this year. I've had my set for a while, but just got around to using them. Long story short, they're really great, but have one weird thing that perplexes me that I'll get to later.

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Field Notes Resolution Review

Field Notes Resolution Review

Just in time for the holidays, Field Notes has released their winter limited edition set, Resolution. With this set, you get two Checklist Journals and a 56 week planner (which they call the Date Book), with one week per page. A couple things about this set confuse me a bit, but it's not an overall dud.

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Baron Fig Train of Thought Notebook Review

Baron Fig Train of Thought Notebook Review

Rarely in my life do I look at something and say "I wish I had kids." That's what happened when I first saw these new Vanguard Limited Edition notebooks from Baron Fig. Called Train of Thought, they're designed by the artist Zipeng Zhu. If you check out that link, make sure you use your arrow keys to navigate it...just like the books, his site is a trip.

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Baron Fig Composition Notebook Review

Baron Fig Composition Notebook Review

Baron Fig has released a new set, combining the Vanguard subscription and the Archer subscription, called the New School Set. If I'm doing my math correctly, this is the last of the Vanguard subscription releases and the third Archer. I'll be discussing the Archer in tomorrow's post; today is all about the Composition notebook.

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Baron Fig Unfinish Review

Baron Fig Unfinish Review

Baron Fig is hitting the scene with another artist collaboration, this time with Khoi Vihn, Principal Designer at Adobe. The idea behind Unfinish is that on every spread or two, there is a "visual prompt", a picture, usually a photo, that is only a cut-out portion of the image and it asks you to finish it. The image is printed in non-photo blue and is fairly light. Otherwise, the pages are blank.

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Field Notes Dime Novel Review

Field Notes Dime Novel Review

Inspired by 19th century publications of the same name, the Dime Novel edition from Field Notes is quite a departure from what they're known for, both in design and theme. This is the 36th quarterly limited release, and only the third to come in a size different from the standard. While I don't have much love for this edition, I find the story behind it very interesting and very Field Notes.

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TBT: Field Notes Ambition

TBT: Field Notes Ambition

Looking back on the Ambition edition, I'm thinking there are a lot of loose singles out there. I know people love the planner and have bought packs just to get at that layout. And they'll use the others as daily carry books eventually, but the planner seems to be what buyers are looking for when Ambition editions are being requested in some of the online groups like Field Nuts.

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