Posts made in October 31st, 2009

Tapping up the appeal of the moleskin

Posted by on Oct 31, 2009 in Blog, From my library | 2 comments

> Any kind of object can offer a soothing quality…. The Moleskin notebooks, with their characteristic hardcovers, rounded corners, slender proportions and built in elastic band, are to this decade what the Filofax was to the 1980s. Their appeal is not the neurotic organising impulse of the Filofax, but in the faint memory that the notebook contains of a simpler past- not our own necessarily, but a more generic idea of what life was once like even if it never was. On the band that goes round them below the shrinkwrap, they also describe themselves as the ‘legendary notebook of...

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