Category: Paper review

Clairefontaine GraF it 90g sketchbook review

7 August 2014 By ian

The Clairefontaine GraF it 90g is an A5 sketchbook that can also be used as good quality letter writing paper. It’s available in other sizes (A4, A6 and A7) and also with a dot grid. There are 80 sheets in each pad. I’m not a fan of the name. It’s silly. Is it trying to […]

Nib London A6 notebook and card review (and special offer)

10 July 2014 By ian

Nib is a new London-based company that handmakes delightful notebooks and cards. Notebooks are available in A7, A6 and A5 sizes, with 32 pages in the A6 and A5 and 28 pages in the A7. There is a range of cover designs. They are only available with plain paper. The covers are a thick 250gsm […]

TADA Handcrafted Letterpress Notebook review

8 May 2014 By ian

TADA notebooks are handmade by Elisa and Fabio, a husband and wife team based in London. They are clearly made with a lot of care and with much love. That attention to detail and passion reveals itself from the moment the package arrives. The joy only increases upon opening the envelope. These cards are just […]

Clairefontaine Europa Notemaker notebook review

17 April 2014 By ian

This is a review of the A5 lemon yellow version of the Clairefontaine Europa Notemaker. It’s also available in A4 size and in blue, pink, green and purple. There are 120 pages (60 sheets). The cardboard cover is stiff enough to make for comfortable writing if resting the notebook on your lap. Of course, being […]

Da Vinci stone paper & Kickstarter campaign

7 April 2014 By ian

The Da Vinci Notebook is a Kickstarter campaign that finishes on Thursday 24 April 2014. As I write this it has reached more than twice its funding goal. Da Vinci Notebooks use bleach free and wood free paper. In fact the paper is made in an environmentally friendly way using stone. Nick Romer, the Da […]