Thursday, May 7

There's a New Moleskine In Town.

I recently picked up a new Moleskine notebook - one of their City Notebooks, and this one's geared particularly for London, including Tube and neighborhood maps to help me find my way around town, and I've been making notes in it to include all of the wonderful tips you readers have given me for the trip! And, Moleskine also has web pages dedicated to major cities around the world, right on their site, with helpful travel information, such as local weather, calendar of events and taxi services.

I've always been a big fan of Moleskine notebooks and the the legendary journal has just relaunched their website, sporting an all-new look with lots of great content, including the new MSK format that lets you print your own pages and add them to personalize your very own Moleskine. You simply set up the page with your image and text, and then print out your MSK page to put into your Moleskine notebook. Choose the image from your desktop and write out or copy and paste the text. You can also download all your contacts from Outlook, Plaxo or your phone and print them out in your Moleskine. You can export your contacts in Vcard format and choose how you want them printed.


Did you know that Moleskine also has a whole virtual world online, where you can upload your sketches and notes to share with a Moleskine community? It's really cool - with loads of inspirational pages from artists and scribblers from all over the world, sharing their wonderful drawings and doodles. Just many more reasons to love Moleskine!


24 comments:

Arya Kamath said...

those drawing are so cute.

milkfedpressblog said...

I love Moleskin! Thanks for sharing these—the drawings are so inspiring. Have a lovely trip, too!

Cathy said...

I love my moleskin, but I should use it more. I didn't know about the city specific ones--interesting development. London's calling you.

cheers!

PumpkinGirl said...

Thanks for posting this! My co-worker is going to England for school and is required to keep a journal! I read your post and walked right over to the store to buy one!

Char said...

so cute and practical

pia said...

awesome, i have to explore this virtual moleskin world! i'm a moleskin addict. :-) px

Natasha said...

I've been eyeing up Moleskin journals for a while now. I think this post might have finally made up my mind to grab one. Those city specific ones are a neat idea!

Pink Lemonade said...

Wonderful post! I love Moleskin! They had their own booth at the London Book Fair two weeks ago. They were also showing the drawings of artists and asked that you wear gloves to flip through their notebooks!

Vivi said...

The illustrations look like work of the guy who does the illustrations for the Wes Anderson movies (his brother, I think). Quirky and fun!

ellen said...

I saw the London moleskin a few days ago and ordered one for myself -- can't wait for our own trip in just a few short weeks!

think I may need to pick up a larger notebook to serve as sort of a on-the-go scrapbook (perfect for saving tickets and other paper and travel-related trinkets I always seem to collect along the way) ...

Carrie said...

ooh oohh ooohhh!! love. i have a really really serious notebook problem.

did you see this little thing Maggie wrote up? such a great idea :)
http://www.wepc.com/blog/view/6295/Stealth_Laptop_for_Writers_Who_Miss_Paper_

sfgirlbybay said...

that's awesome carrie! thank you for sharing!

i plan to fill my london moleskin with lots of sketches! :)

Heike said...

Oh, but they're called Moleskine with an e.

sfgirlbybay said...

Heike - so right you are - i had about half of them written right!! i'm so sorry guys - this is what happens when i am rushing!!

Lara said...

I'm addicted to my moleskine calendar! It's perfect. My mom gave me the Paris Moleskine when I was studying abroad and used it as a journal and was great to jot down my favorite cafes, shops, and bakeries, ect. I still flip through it and get a little sentimental

KittyMeow said...

Wonderful post! I love my Moleskin. It's nicely battered and worn and it's only May. Perfect for sketches on the run.

Callie Grayson said...

I love my moleskin sketch books and my date book. I don't go anywhere without them!!! I have the little pinks ones that I write my blog idea's in while on the train in the morning!

{lovely little things} said...

Wow, I didn't realize they made these geared for certain cities, what a perfect gift for the traveler! Thanks for the tip.

wildflowers said...

Yeah I just got the London one which is really cool. I carry it with me everywhere, even though I'm far from London! lol

And I bought a bunch of larger sketch book ones, for scrapbooking and stuff :)

annechovie said...

I had no idea they had the share option online - that is so cool. Thanks, Victoria, and have a smashing time in London!

Paper Relics said...

I am a moleskine junkie. My latest journal is an altered moleskine that I am having so much fun with!

http://besottment.typepad.com/photos/my_journal/index.html

hmstrjam said...

i love moleskins! I've recently been filling up my own little one!

Tracy Elaine said...

Wow! Great find. I'll have to check it out. What a great way to store memories of a trip.

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