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Big Idea Adhesive Notes

If you buy it, they will come… if you’re lucky. Be ready to jot down your ‘comments/thoughts/ideas/stuff’ and the ‘tasks/to do’ associated with the next great idea on this specific pad of notes. 50 notes per pad, set of three pads.

dimensions: 4 x 5-7/8”

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Personal Library Kit

$10 is well worth keeping track of all the comings and goings of your personal library… especially since certain friends need help remembering to return books that you thoughtfully lent them, and, well, sometimes it’s easy to forget who you lent them to. Usually this kit is priced at $15, so you’ll save just a little until it sells out.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods


If you’re a pen and paper person, and you’ve not yet heard of Matterial (from MATTER design studio in Denver CO.), you might just be pleased as punch to discover their paper grids and layouts. Below are a few items that stood out (my absolute favorite being the sh*ttodo paper tablet).

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00 and up
Available from: Matterial

Hello Card Set

I’ve been making a concerted effort to use paper and pen to send thank you notes, and as a result, I’ve had my eyes out for appropriate stationery. In Haus Press has a nice variety of simple cards for correspondence that fit my minimal-yet-cute requirements and I do think I’ll add a few designs to my purchase list. Available directly from In Haus Press.


Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: In Haus Press

Field Notes: Red Blooded

The Field Notes Red Blooded Edition is the latest color offering of the trusted and timeless pocket notebook. It’s not news worth shouting from the rooftops, but the timing makes it a great gift for that special someone in your life. Taking the theme and running with it, Field Notes created this video turning one of the notebooks into a heart-warming valentine. They “swear” they’re not trying to sell you notebooks. Really. Click below for the video.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Field Notes

Geometry Notebooks

A little geometry will do you some good, especially when it has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with decorating a simple notebook. Each blank book is hand-printed and you have your choice between Ruler (grey), Protractor (pink), or Set Square (yellow).

50 blank pages in each book which measures 4.25″ x 5.75″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

Quips+Queries Cards

I, for one, believe that a quick handwritten note will never go out of style, no matter how advanced technology gets. For those of you that agree, might I direct your attention towards these cards, of which there are 6 different designs all available in a set of 50. My favorites are the 8 ball and Luck designs (shown), but there’s also a pink set (with 5 different French sayings) and a blank set with a silver or gold edge. There’s also an option of 100 cards in an acrylic box if you’d prefer to stock up: Quips+Queries Set, $28.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Hankie Pocketbook

Can you think of a better name for this than ‘Hankie Pocketbook’? How about Pocket Square Notebook? Or anything else slightly less fru-fru than ‘hankie’. Of course, the dapper gentleman/women has permission to call it by anything he or she wishes, just be aware that there are alternatives that don’t make you sound like you’re a hundred years old (not that there is anything at all wrong with sounding like a hundred year old person). This notebook has 60‭ ‬ruled pages of ‬acid-free paper and is available in 3‭ ‬colors‭: ‬Red‭, ‬Cream‭ ‬&‭ ‬Charcoal.

More information:

View Hankie Pocketbook here

Sticky Note Matchbooks

For the sticky-note addicted, this is a no brainer. You know how sticky notes get quite gross when in a pocket or bag? They pick up all manner of lint and random bits of something that you’d rather not see when checking a grocery or to-do list. This smart idea of a Sticky Note Matchbook keeps notes pristine and protected, plus the size is perfectly pocket sized (for us persnickety people). Pack of 4 for $2.


Purchase Information:

Price: $2.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Booklets Wooden Notebook

With a laser cutter and some clever design, wood is made flexible as illustrated by these new Booklets by Snijlab. A hinge is carved into birch plywood to create these beautiful and reusable note-takers. Available in either horizonal or vertical (shown) format. Holds a standard A7 writing block. These notebooks might even be too nice to leave the house!

Purchase Information:

Price: €25.00
Availability: Buy Booklets Wooden Notebook here

All Purpose Greeting Cards

All purpose greeting cards are the way to go for last minute messages, especially when they have a funny way of offering so many options. Paper cards, though rare nowadays, give an importance to an occasion, much more so than an email, and with these cards you’d have an arsenal of appropriate greetings for any event.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.50
Available from: Fifiduvie

Origami Sticky Notes

If you have a plethora of sticky notes around your workspace, just think how nice would it be to make a little origami from them instead of chucking them in the bin. You could take a tiny creative break whenever you complete the task or no longer need the note. I’m sure it would help the day go by a bit easier.

Each pad has instructions for 10 different shapes (pig; penguin; boat; crane; butterfly; squirrel; lily and water bomb)

Originally posted Aug 18, 2009.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Available from: ThinkGeek

Archie Grand Notebooks

Keep track of your friends and foes with these colorful notebooks, or just pretend like you do and use it for notes and sketches instead (which would be my recommendation).

-matte satin cardstock cover
-160 blank pages of Lessebo Linn paper with sewn signatures.
Designer: Archie Grand, Sweden
Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2″

Also available at Archie Grand, €11.95.

Originally published October 8, 2009.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Available from: Jasper + Black

Code Cards

Web developers, embrace your occupation wholeheartedly this holiday season with these letterpress cards. There’s several to choose from and all allow you to express your message in the familiar PHP code.

Shown above: Egg Nog Arrays Greeting Cards (Set of 4), $14.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: Code Cards Etsy shop

Montre Post-it Watches

Ah, now this is a must have for us forgetful folks. Each note sticks to itself to form a band, making a perfect wrist reminder for important times, notes, etc. So smart, and needed over here in the states as soon as possible (retailers, take note!). Currently the only retail site is in French, so a little translation might be necessary.

Block of 100 sheets.
designer: Doriane Favre
dimensions: 21 x 4 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: €9.80
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Source: boingboing