Archive for the 'Moleskine' Category

Moleskine Diaries Begin!

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

The yearly tradition of opening the Moleskine diary

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Make Your Own Notebooks

Monday, December 12th, 2005

DiypokeholeFor the really hands-on minded, DIYPlanner has this piece on making and binding your own books:

“Today, I’m going to show you how to fold the folios, make a single signature, awl punch the paper and then sew your book with a bookbinding needle and waxed thread. While I am giving instructions to create a digest (5.5” by 4.25”) sized book, you are welcome to cut your paper to make your book any size you want.”

Waterproof Journal

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

David Seah has been exploring these waterproof notebooks for writing ideas with his Fisher Space Pen in the shower:

“A basic no-frills sketch book of 42 blank sheets—except unlike your average sketch paper, these sheets are waterproof.  If you sketch in the field when there’s a chance of rain—or a chance of dropping the book in a stream—you can feel assured that your artistic creations will not be lost.”


Put Down Your Palm Pilots - Back to Paper

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

daytimerDoug Johnston writes how of all people its the techies (you know who you are) having tried to Get Things Done(tm) with Palm Pilots and AJAX calendars and Ical and Outlook and Entourage and and and….. Its the techies who are now leading the back-to-paper movement:

“Strangely enough, it’s mainly a revolt of tech lovers against their favourite toys, junkies eschewing their drug of choice. It’s painful, it’s heart-wrenching, it flies in the face of our own self-identities, and it makes all our high-tech podium-thumping and evangelising suddenly look hollow.

Trading away the handhelds, tablet PCs and online productivity tools for pens, planners, cards and Moleskines is a leap of faith, like toppling a regime in the hope that the next one will somehow be more benevolent, more attuned to your needs, and offer greater opportunities.”

Moleskine Movie

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

The first Moleskine inspired movie. Check it out!


Moleskine GTD Hack

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Moleskine GTDI’m playing around with Jerry Brito’s Moleskine GTD tabs hack:

“The first section is “next actions.” I don’t label it because it is the first thing you see when you open the book, and I use the cloth bookmark to indicate where the list ends. Halfway into the book I separate ten pages for projects and ten pages for someday maybe lists, and the rest is for article ideas.”

Keeping a Commonplace Book

Monday, October 24th, 2005

DIY Planner has been posting this great series on how to keep your own commonplace book - that is, a book of all your significant snippets be they photos, clippings, or notes.

“Take your time, work it lovingly and faithfully, and you’ll find that over four centuries of users really did know a little something about gathering information and learning. Computer programmers didn’t invent knowledge management, and in fact I wouldn’t be remiss in arguing that nowadays we just have more access to instant but impractical information overloading our brains and distracting us from issues of importance.”

Moleskine Storyboard Template

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Ninth Wave has created this Storyboardlarge
Moleskine template for those who want the storyboard style Moleskine but have been frustrated that it is not available in the large size.

“I was able to transform a Large Moleskine Sketchbook into a Large Moleskine Storyboard notebook with very little effort.  My animator friend is happy now, with a larger cell size and page format to make more detailed storyboard sketches to work from.  I am making this template available as a PDF file through the Ninth Wave Designs blog, so you too can transform a large sketchbook into a large storyboard notebook, and be the envy of all your friends!”

Moleskine (gasp) Haters

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Them’s fightin words:

“I wish I could fully convey to you the burning, vitriolic hatred I have for the whole Moleskine cult. For those who don’t know, Moleskines are overpriced notebooks with a fanatical following.

What gets me are the users who ascribe mystical powers to them, or who seem to think Moleskines are so far superior to anything else that they have spawned their own art forms.”

GTD + Tracks + Moleskine = a Hipskine

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Minezamac has combined his Moleskine and Tracks to create what he calls a Hipskine:

  • one Molskine planner/journal
  • one computer (Powerbook or iBook preferably, but any laptop would do)
  • An installation of Tracks


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