Super-cool designer notebooks

16 April 2008

Raise your hand if you’re an office-supply junkie. You can’t see me, but I’ve waving my hand in the air. I love office supplies. I can (and do) spend hours in Office Depot and Office Max. I especially love beautiful journals and spiral-bound notebooks. I love the feel of quality paper against my pen. I love the look of gorgeous colors and lines that are just the right distance apart.

So I was delighted when I saw a post a few days ago called Battle of the Designer Notebooks on the fabulous productivity blog, Lifehacker. This post has links to five notebooks that make my heart sing. Lifehacker’s asking readers to vote for their favorite.

I find myself drawn to the Levenger’s Circa notebooks, which I used years ago. (Here’s a deal on Circa – buy their Simply Irresistible Sampling Kit for $40 and get a $40 gift card with the order.)

One notebook on the list that I wasn’t familiar with is intriguing. It’s the Chronotebook. It appears to be Japanese. It has a round circle in the center of each page, representing a clock. You map your tasks around the circle by time. Or at least I think that’s what you do.

Clicking around Lifehacker I came across the Action Method and its products, including the Action Book, Action Pad, and Action Runner. That certain arouses my curiosity.

As I blogged about here, I’m also a fan of Miguelruis notebooks and was sorry not to see them on the Lifehacker survey. I also love my Russell+Hazel cloth-covered mini binder, which I purchased from my friend Aby at Simplify101.

They don’t have notebooks per se, but I love the 8.5-x-11-inch pads from M.O., a Smead company. They have ruled, grid, and plain (which has just one taseteful vertical rule). The paper is lovely. I just discovered that they’re now offering a Starter Kit for $49.95, with a sampling of their writing, filing and presentation products. Irresistible. Literally—I just ordered it.

I’d love to hear about your favorite notebooks and other office supplies!

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