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Frame: Tools Of The Trade

October 8, 2010

I’m currently in the process of a little remodeling at my new condo: painting, organizing, decorating. It’s my goal to make my “office” the perfect place by the time I’m done, but in truth I think that if you’re a writer you should be able to write anywhere. You don’t need a fancy desk, paper-thin laptop, private room – all you really need is some paper and a pen (and some coffee). I take my paper with a side of Hemingway, bound in a moleskine notebook.

Moleskines are the recreation of the basic black notebook said to have been used by the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, Chatwin, and Ernest himself. And I admit, there is something about writing or drawing in one that just makes you feel like more of an artist.

I’m in the market for a new moleskine, so I’ve been poking around the company website, and have discovered the following:

1. Moleskine has launched a line of Pac Man inspired designs, in honor of the famed yellow circle’s 30th anniversary.
2. Marc Jacobs is also getting into the act with a line of designs for moleskine.

Frankly, I think the patterns and the Pac Man defeat the purpose of the understated, back to basics nature of these notebooks. But I have to admit, this is kind of cool.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2010 8:36 am

    Oh you could ask your friendly bookbinding coworker to bind you one in leather…

    • October 9, 2010 8:36 am

      I meant that to say OR… I shouldn’t write until after I’ve finished my coffee.


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