A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection all its own, produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-garde of the world browsed and bought them. A trusted and handy travel companion, the notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.
In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, and selected this name with a literary pedigree to revive an extraordinary tradition, and we really glad that they did.
Following in Chatwin's footsteps, Moleskine notebooks have resumed their travels, providing an indispensable counterpart to the new and portable technology of today.
Capturing reality in movement, glimpsing and recording details, inscribing the unique nature of experience on paper: the Moleskine notebook becomes a battery that stores ideas and feelings, releasing its energy over time.
There are many kinds of notebooks, but this is a special one, and here are our Top5 reasons why:
1 | REAL THING | it's Moleskine, so that's a good start. The perfect place to note down the designs for rocket boots, mind control devices, lasers and reminders to get more milk.
2 | SNOW WHITE | it's white, and that's über cool, as it looks like how the future will probably taste.
3 | DESIGN | utilising high-definition copper blocks, they've got a 4x Stabilo style neon foil embossed front cover design that's just all kinds of deluxurious (TM).
4 | NUMBERS | there are only ever going to be 23 of these, all individually numbered, which means that you never have to worry about somebody else having one (unless you bought 2 and gave one to a close friend, and you hang out together loads with your notebooks - then you would have to worry of course).
5 | SQUARES | these contain the rare magic Moleskine graph paper that allows you to go all Norman Foster, Leonardo Da Vinci or Good Will Hunting, as you wish.
And that's all we really have to say about that.