Stationery

About Blank Notebook

This notebook might not look like much, but that’s precisely the point. No logos, subltle barely-there white lines on the pages, and it opens fully flat. So while all these things are small details, added up together it makes for a notebook that doesn’t get it the way of your drawing/writing.

More information on itsaboutblank.com

Purchase Information:

Price: €19.00
Availability: Buy About Blank Notebook here

Doze Cartões Cards

If your old school correspondence (i.e. snail mail) feels a bit dull, these cards from Portugal might just add some interest and variety to your stationery drawer.

Nuno Neves, Susana Vilela, 2007
Made in Portugal
Size: 4h x 6l x .25″w
Set of 12 cards.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Xylobook Blank Books

Created from salvaged furniture production cutoffs, Xylobooks are handmade blank books with sturdy wood covers for the most important of memories.

Designer: Johnathan Nussbaum and Gary Robbins
Materials: high quality recycled archival paper, cotton twill tape, iron nails. Wood: Bigleaf Maple, White Oak, or Cherry

Specifications: 5.25″L x 4.25″W, 64 leaves, 128 pages.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Xylobook Blank Books here

Kakuzai Wood Memo Block

Why do you need a stack of memo notes that look like a block of wood? I couldn’t tell you, but I know I want one. My suggestion is that you don’t bring this to this office. Once your coworkers get a hold of it your block of wood will be a sliver of wood by the end of the day.

1200 sheets.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Digital Fix

All Occasions Cards

You’ll never be at a loss for words with these cards. With three sentiments spelled out in nice script, you’ll be able to hand the appropriate card to the recipient without getting tongue-tied. There’s thirty three of each card in the box, so get your fingers ready to do all your talking.

“thank you”, “sorry” or “f*ck you”

Cards: 2.625″ x 2″ box: 8″ x 2″ x 1″

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Available from: YOU ME THE ROYAL WE

Poverty Sketch Book

Charles Booth’s renowned surveys (1898-9) classified sections of London by poverty levels. Maybe not so interesting if you’ve never been to London, but seeing as I live here, it’s interesting to see how things have (and haven’t) changed.

See Charles Booth Online Archive for maps and more historical info.

36 pages of A4 paper

Purchase Information:

Price: 3.00
Availability: Buy Poverty Sketch Book here

Postcarden

Check out this gift/greeting card. It’s a simple pop-out card that turns into a mini living garden. Instructions and seeds are included, so all that’s needed is a little water and sunlight. Within a couple of days your recipient will have their own mini garden.

designed and produced by A Studio for Design
Choose from the three designs available: Allotment, City or Botanical

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.50
Available from: Postcarden

Mixed Equities Blind Note Card Set

So maybe the Met Chandelier is just a little too pricey. Or maybe you, unlike me and Lady Gaga, are not willing to wear it as a hat. You can still partake in the beauty of the Met with these embossed note cards inspired by the architectural details of the Metropolitan Opera House.

8 cards, 2 of each design
8 envelopes

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Mixed Equities Blind Note Card Set here

Set Editions Postcards

We’ve posted Set Edition’s Cardstock before, but these postcards are delightful for when you want to send a specific special note.

100% recycled duplex chipboard postcard

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Set Editions Postcards here

Postcards from Penguin

Do you know how Penguin books got started? Well, here you go*.

A shortened version for those of you too lazy to click on the link:

A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that ‘good design is no more expensive than bad’, Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive.

Also available here for £14.99.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Postcards from Penguin here

Lovi Postcards

Your penmanship is probably lacking exercise, so think about sending one of these postcards to a friend or loved one to make their day. The flat-packed pieces create either a heart, bird, or pig, so they’ll get your note plus a visible trinket to remember your message by.

Designed by Anne Paso of Finland.

Pack includes directions for assembly.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Availability: Buy Lovi Postcards here

Dot Grid Book

I swear by my graph paper composition notebooks for all my sketches, brainstorming and notetaking. I must admit that I think I’m ready for a change after seeing Behance’s Dot Grid Book.

Favored by free-thinking graphic designers among other creative professionals, Behance’s Dot Grid was developed as an alternative to traditional lines and boxes. The light geometric dot matrix serves as a subtle guide for your notations and sketches. The Dot Grid Book’s cover is a unique suede-to-the-touch hard cover. The pages are made of 80lb Premium Blend paper with a subtle texture (30% post-consumer recycled), double perforated, and three-hole punched between both perforations for maximum flexibility.

COVERS: Semi-Hard Suede-touch Cover
SIZE: 9″ x 10.5″
PAPER: 80lb Premium Blend
PAGES: 50
BINDING: Double spiral (black)

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Dot Grid Book here

Polaroid Notes

Oh, what will we ever do without Polaroids? You do know you can get a Special Edition Polaroid One 600 Classic Camera* at UO don’t you? If you don’t feel like spending 180 smackers, you can use these notecards to relive the magic.

These Polaroid-inspired notecards are
made to look like the real thing! Using
dreamy Polaroid images, the set comes
with 20 different notecards and includes
envelopes. Each is truly beautiful! Made
by Chronicle Books.

Box is 4.5”x 5.5”

$14.95, Buy it here. or here.

*see The Impossible Project for more info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy Polaroid Notes here

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Get the Hint Tags

There’s no messin’ around with these tags; you can get your message across without any misunderstandings.
(For those of you that are offended by the ‘f’ word, I’ve photoshopped in asterisks, but please keep in mind that the actual tags are the full-on ‘f’ bomb.)

clearly defined labels designed to make either your wishes or thoughts on serious issues well known. five mini pads of sticky notes to draw attention to urgent requirements. use them as book marks and highlighters in magazines, mail-order catalogues, computer screens. unsubtle hints for the hopeful or disgruntled!

100 re-positionable notes.
package dimensions: 6.3″ x 2.8″

$6.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Get the Hint Tags here

Telegram Postcards and Forget Me Not Pad

Ah, postcards, remember them? Does anyone send them anymore*? I’ll be the first to admit I don’t, but I might start with these old-fashioned telegram cards. I’m also liking the lovely scrolly Forget Me Not Pad (shown on right); it has me itching to pull out my fountain pen and meticulously note my daily to-dos.

Telegram Postcards: 4 for $6.75, Buy it here.
Forget Me Not Pad: $5.25, Buy it here.

*if you do, you get 50 points for awesome-ness

[posted by katie]