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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Baron Fig Lock Notebook Review

Baron Fig Lock Notebook Review

I don't know where exactly I said it, but I know I've said it...I've been jonesing for a dark green Confidant for a long time. And now, it is HERE. I can't tell you how happy I am, but if I ever run into any of the people from Baron Fig, I hope they expect a big high five from me. Ridiculously awesome color aside, the Lock Confidant is a very nice addition to the LE Confidant line. It's been released with a companion Squire, called the Key, which I will be writing about in a separate post tomorrow.

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Field Notes 2017 Recap

Field Notes 2017 Recap

At first glance, it seemed to me that Field Notes had a slow year, but after I looked back, it was actually a lot busier than I had initially thought. It's likely that I just didn't succumb to as much FOMO as I did in years past, and I skipped a few releases, mainly the simple collaborations. There was also a little bit of drama with them this year, first with the quality control of some of the early 2017 items, then with the tone-deaf collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch towards the latter part of the year. First, I'll dig into the Quarterly releases, then we'll talk about the other stuff.

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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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Back Pocket Notebooks Review

Back Pocket Notebooks Review

Back Pocket Co. has been kicking around for a few years now, and while I've always admired the books, I never really had a chance to get my hands on them. So when they reached out and offered to send some for review, even though I nearly missed the email, I was more than happy to say yes. They sent a pack each of Kraft, SpaceX, and Guitar notebooks.

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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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In Pictures: Moo x Timothy Goodman Notebook

Available from Moo, $21.99.

This notebook is a special edition version of the Moo Hardcover Journal, which I reviewed earlier this year here.

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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