skip to main content

Journals Planners

Paperback Notebooks

Ooo, take a look at for a whole selection of blank notebooks with covers from second hand paper back books. There are some truly great finds that will keep your notes spectacularly undercover (so to speak).


Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from:

Fabriano Artist’s Journal

Does this slightly crinkled journal elicit any cravings to pick up a pencil and draw? Or perhaps writing down your daily thoughts is more your style? Either way the colorful pages might tempt you to spend a bit more time with a pen or pencil rather than your keyboard.

A product from the oldest paper mill in the western world, the Artist’s Journal is ideal for ink, pencil charcoal or pastels. It is made of 12 elegant colours of Fabriano Ingres 90g paper. The journals come in two sizes and contain 192 plain sheets.

12×16 cm, $30.00
16×21 cm, $38.00

Also check out Amazon for other colors (and prices).

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Fabriano Artist’s Journal here

Storyboard Book

So the Storyboard Book won’t win any awards for originality. Moleskine has been making their own pocket storyboard notebook for a while now. But what the Storyboard Book lacks, it sure makes up for it with presentation. Because, well, just look at those graphics and bright yellow cover! Who would pick a plain black notebook over this one?

A lightweight, portable, and durable sketchbook for storyboarding, sketching, listmaking, visualization, plans, doodles, and just about anything else. The idea is simple: a frame for the action and space for notes, story, dialog, stage directions, enemies lists, etc.  The Storyboard Book is designed to be used as a personal sketchbook, but also sized to be handy for  project notes and ideas.

$10.00 for a 3 pack, $15.00 for 5.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Storyboard Book here

Moleskine Colour A Month Daily Planner Box Set

T minus 24 hours until the official gift unwrapping begins, so if you’re still rushing around like a chicken with its head cut off, maybe snap some of these up from your local bookstore and call it a day. Moleskines are great, and despite the mixed reviews on this set, they’re pretty much the perfect gift for artists and note takers, or just someone that always seems unorganized (don’t say that to their face though).

5.7 x 3.8 x 2.3 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Moleskine Colour A Month Daily Planner Box Set here

Revolver Bound Journal

This journal kind of reminds me of those wonky wallets that you have to fold over a few times to get to your money. Anyways, it’s two journals in one. One side is lined, the other blank. Watching the video might make you a little dizzy, but you’ll get the gist.

The RevolveR revolutionizes the ancient art of bookbinding. This versatile, high-quality journal is built using the innovative, patent pending Revolver Binding Technique which allows the journal to turn inside out and back again around a floating spine, revealing the surprise of a second folio – actively demonstrating that there are indeed two sides to every story.

64 lined pages; revolves to 64 blank pages
100% recycled paper

Small (4″ x 5.5″), $16.00
Large (5.5″ x 7.5″), $21.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Revolver Bound Journal here

Moleskine 2010 Project Planner

I know I’m not the only one who gets a little weak in the knees when seeing a stack of Moleskine notebooks (at least I admit it), so if some of you have seen this already, my apologies. The new project planner looks to have all the features we know and love in the traditional Moleskine, except inside you’ll find a 54 accordion page sheet that allows you to view your project’s time line at a glance.

With two layouts for both short and long term projects, it makes your planning easy to see at a glance. The creative concept features one giant sheet of heavyweight paper folded in to 54 zig-zag accordion pages. If you want, pull out the entire page and extend it to view your project in one discrete linear view. Both sides feature a month view, but in two different ways. One has it in a linear format, covering two days along two folds, with eleven spaces to write project details. The other side features several pages of useful info (more on that below) and a horizontal format.

3.5 x 5.5 inches
$13.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Moleskine 2010 Project Planner here

Library Travel Journal

Just looking at this travel journal has me itching to collect various paper receipts and pictures and sketches…

Do you often return from an adventure with bags full of receipts, tickets & photos? So do we! This is the ideal solution. Full of envelopes and different types of paper it is the best way to display all of your finds and things you don’t want to forget. It measures 5.5″x8″ and has a handy pocket on the front for the most precious thing you returned with.

£14.00, Buy it here.

[via iheartluxe]

Purchase Information:

Price: £14.00
Availability: Buy Library Travel Journal here

Past Present Future Planner

Kickstart your ‘i-will-be-more-organized-this-year’ resolution with this planner.

A 3/4 inch wide planner with protective plastic cover. Calendar pages, one week per page, with lined paper on the opposite side. Comes in red and black.

Designer: millimeter/milligram, South Korea
Dimensions: 6 x 8 1/4″


Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Rare Device

Daily Color Planner

Happy New Year! What better way to start off the year than with a new planner? (I’ve recently switched from the settegiorni appointment book to a moleskin soft monthly planner…not so sure about the change, but I figure it’s worth a shot. If I had seen this I would have considered it if only for the colorful pages and index stickers.)

* Daily planning + weekly planning
* Includes pages of small checks and lines for your notes
* Includes colour index stickers for easy thumbing reference
* Includes ribbon marker for easy access to today
* Size: 98 x 155mm, 312 sheets
* Comes with protective plastic jacket

Buy it here.

$27.90 (Singapore Dollars), Buy it here.

(photos taken from rare device, unfortunately they no longer carry it, hence the links to stores outside the U.S.)

Purchase Information:

Price: £20.00
Availability: Buy Daily Color Planner here

Lifestyle Notebook – Travels

If you travel often, you know how easy it is to become disorganized; with this book, you’ll be able to keep important information all in one place and, after your trip is done, it’s a great way to remember the experience.

Inside this hardcover book are the following sections: Travel Schedule; Budget; Things to Bring; Accommodation, Restaurant and Sightseeing (whether experienced in the past, or planned in the future); Travel Journal; Travel Information (country codes, size conversion charts, currency information, etc.) Shopping List; and Expenses. On the pages are pre-printed grids and forms to keep the information organized, and there’s room to attach pictures if you wish. In the back are perforated sheets for notes and the book’s compact size makes it easy to carry with you.

H 8.5″ W 4.75″ D .25″

$25.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Lifestyle Notebook – Travels here

The URBAN Gridded Notebook by John Briscella

For those of you that appreciate the urban grid, this notebook by John Briscella might just be the perfect fit.

A blank notebook /sketchbook / journal that is gridded with 125 cities from all around the world. Great for Urbanist, Architects, Designers, Artist, everyone who enjoys cities. Each city pattern is completely different then the next. Begin to realize the possibilities of cities while taking notes; Redraw parts of a city unconsciously; or map your travel in a city… The possibilities are open to create anything with in the modern city grid. Enjoy!

252 pages, 6″ x 9″, perfect binding, black and white interior ink

$15.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy The URBAN Gridded Notebook by John Briscella here

Little Otsu Annual Planner

Here’s a perfect little weekly planner for the analog set. I like that it allows you to keep track of movies you’ve seen.

Besides our great weekly pages, we built in other sections to organize aspects of your life that don’t happen on a daily basis. There are easy reference pages for personal information, your important dates (like appointments, events, travel), special occasions, gifts, and entertainment interests (books, movies, music). We’ve also included mini reference calendars for 2007-2009, address book entries, and notes pages. We’ve even made a bookmark that doubles as a list of dates to remember so that your important days are always at hand. The (approximately) 5.5\” x 4.25\” book is perfect-bound and printed locally by a family-owned press with vegetable-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

Thanks Vicente for the link!

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Little Otsu Annual Planner here

Corkskin Journal

If you love cork, why not write in a corkskin journal? Now on sale, which makes it even more tempting…

20 colored vellum paper pages with natural corkskin cover

8.25″x 5.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $23
Availability: Buy Corkskin Journal here

Gradient Journal

Journals are a great gift because they tell the recipient “Hey, you have something important to say. Write it down.” And you could just give someone a 99 cent spiral bound notebook but then it wouldn’t really be a gesture. And maybe just having a journal that is well designed and thought out would encourage someone to write. And this journal is a good example of a well designed one. The first page is pure white, and each page gets progressively redder until the last page which is very very red.

Paper in Various Shades of Red; Plastic Cover; 8.5″ x 5.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.60
Availability: Buy Gradient Journal here

Birds & Branches Book

I love Mom and Pop shops because they usually have some of the more interesting items for sale. Papercloud hand makes each book and card using various techniques including sewing, printing, painting, & cutting.

“This handmade journal is covered in a off-white fabric with a printed pattern or branches, nests, and little birdies. The pages are blank, and the front and back are lined with a decorative bright green flecked paper.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Birds & Branches Book here