“Note taking is one of my favourite pastimes. I can’t tell you where I’d be if I hadn’t had a pen on hand to write down my ideas (or more importantly, other people’s) as soon as they came to me. Some of Virgin’s most successful companies have been born from random moments – if we hadn’t opened our notebooks, they would never have happened.” – Richard Branson.
There is one method of notetaking that will continue to stay which is the classic paper notebook. I have to acknowledge that I do use productivity apps, like Wunderlist, but no matter how fancy it can be, I still find myself jotting down notes on my notebook. Or at times catching myself doodling…
This article is my personal dedication to keep the tradition of the classic note taking alive! Here are 5 of my personal notebook recommendations!
#1: Monocle – for the Classic Intellectual
Notebook prices start from $30
In 2007, Monocle was launched as a magazine briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. Beyond publishing content, Monocle also stocks lifestyle apparel in the recent years.
Enjoy Monocle’s range of notebooks, which are produced in Germany! From wallet notebooks to softcover linen notebooks, it caters to your notebook preferences.
Keep your business and personal affairs in order this 2017 with Monocle.
Start shopping here: https://monocle.com/shop/stationery/
#2: Moleskine – for the Traditional Minimalist
Notebook prices start from $25
In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, and selected the name Moleskine with a literary pedigree to revive a tradition.
Today, Moleskine brand is synonymous with culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity – both in real world and digital world.
Discover the different collections and collaborations at Moleskine.
Go back to tradition and the basic minimalistic Moleskine notebooks here: http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/notebooks-and-journals
#3: kikki. K – for the Colourful
Notebook prices start from $23
If you’re into Swedish design, the likes of home furnishings store IKEA, we have just a treat for you!
Kikki.K embrace the Swedish design principles of form and function to bring you seasonal collections of delicious stationery, gorgeous gifts and organisation solutions.
Check out their 2017 diaries and calendars and start the new year in organized style.
Click here to buy their notebooks now! https://www.kikki-k.com
#4: Typo – for the Funky Trend-setter
Notebook prices start from $12
Are you a stationery addict?
Typo is rejoicing all the stationery addict in all of us this January! In 2017, be the organiser, note taker, pen collector that you have always aspired to be!
Do check out their exclusive notebooks deals online and outlets island wide.
Shop Typo’s funky notebook designs here: https://cottonon.com/SG/search/?q=notebook
#5: Naiise – for the Minimalists
Notebook prices start from $30
For the aspiring design ninjas, we found a perfect notebook just for you!
Naiise is a curated online destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. Based in Singapore and shipping internationally, Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally and currently stocks more than 15,000 products from 890+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the globe.
A small, bootstrapped team trying to make good design accessible to all is their goal! As they say it, “Naiise is design for everyone, for everyday”.
Shop their notebooks and other stationery essentials here: https://naiise.com/collections/notebooks?gclid=CIv8xs_Hp9ECFdeKaAodLhIDKA
Make 2017 your best year yet!