I started listing my favourite stationery in my blogging notebook, just as a reference guide for myself. Then I thought I’d share it here. I’m hoping it will be a good resource for me and for you.
It turned into a pretty long list by the time I was done, so I decided to post it in several parts, starting today with notebooks and journals. Then this post got too long, and I divided it in half. So part two will be coming another day.
Finally, without further ado, here are the first two (out of four):
Stalogy half-year A6
The Stalogy is my daily planner notebook, and something, no matter how small, gets written into it every day. I love the versatility and sturdiness of it. The quality of the paper is beautiful. The pages easily hold pen, ink, felt tip, even acrylic and watercolour paint without bleeding through. I’ve started keeping it in a Hobonichi A6 cover with a pen loop and pockets on the inside so I can keep everything I *need* (pen, highlighter, washi tape, stickers, ephemera) all together as I carry this notebook from place to place all day.
I’ve bought these notebooks here and here, both in-person and online.
moleskine softcover cahier
I keep several Moleskines around at any given time. They come in packs of three, and are fairly inexpensive. They don’t feel too precious to use, and I try to make sure I always have a few blank ones on hand too. I like the Large and Pocket sizes, either lined or blank, usually with the kraft cover. Currently:
- large, blank for a reading journal
- pocket, lined for morning pages
- large, blank for work/project notes (3)
- large, lined for long-form writing
I really like that the binding is sewn (not stapled or glued), and they lay nice and flat. And the pages get really crinkly when you write on them, which I love. Still, the paper is sturdy enough to hold pen, ink and felt tips without bleeding through. I’ve even used watercolour on the pages, and although it makes the pages very wrinkly, it didn’t bleed through.
The only downsides are that the last pages are perforated, and after some wear and tear they’ve sometimes come loose. Similarly, there’s a glued-in pocket on the back cover which doesn’t hold very much and also sometimes comes loose.
The Moleskines are easy to find in most office supply or book stores. When I’m down to my last unused ones I’ll make a note to pick some up the next time I come across them.
… to be continued, as apparently I’m quite long-winded on this subject.
Stationery in the photo
- everyday planner: cover (mine is from 2021, current styles here), notebook
- Traveler’s Notebooks with cover
- large Moleskine
- pencil case
- skeleton clips
- date stamp
P.S. I’ve said it before, but this post isn’t sponsored in any way. None of my posts are. Just sharing what I use and why I like it.