Turkish Coffee + Moleskine

Went with the wife to the local coffee shop for some coffee and creativity. I had fake Turkish coffee :/ and a fantastic day old apple fritter for cheap! My wife had some ice cream and hot cocoa.

She read, I sketched, it rocked.

Rock on.

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How I use my Moleskine notebooks

I almost always have this Mini Moleskine Volant in my pocket (as you can see it is beat up a bit). I primarily use it to write down and memorize Bible verses; but sometimes I will also jot quick notes in it. One of the things I like a lot about it is that the 2nd half of pages are perforated. This is often helpful to jot down contact info or other stuff to give to someone randomly or spontaneously, almost like a custom business card.

This Large Squared Hardcover notebook is my daily workhorse. I usually go through one of these about every 8 months or so.

As you can see, I will sometimes paste things into it. I use it primarily as a daily journal or diary for thoughts, prayers, ideas, and meditations (often from my daily Bible reading). But I will also pick up scraps of paper, business cards, flyers, 1/4 cards, etc and paste them in and write about them. It sometimes becomes almost like a mobile scrapbook, or a traveling journal/diary.

So that’s how I use some of my Moleskine notebooks. How do you use your (Moleskine) notebooks? Sound off in the comments …

MUJI Design – Minimalism, Simplicity, Utilitarianism

It’s kind of like Ikea … I dig it. They have lots of great products. Check them out. I first discovered Muji while in the MOMA store in NYC.

“What is MUJI?
MUJI is not a brand whose value rests in the frills and “extras” it adds to its products.
MUJI is simplicity – but a simplicity achieved through a complexity of thought and design.
MUJI’s streamlining is the result of the careful elimination and subtraction of gratuitous features and design unrelated to function.
MUJI, the brand, is rational, and free of agenda, doctrine, and “isms.” The MUJI concept derives from us continuously asking, “What is best from an individual’s point of view?”
MUJI aspires to modesty and plainness, the better to adapt and shape itself to the styles, preferences, and practices of as wide a group of people as possible. This is the single most important reason people embrace MUJI.
MUJI – in its deliberate pursuit of the pure and the ordinary – achieves the extraordinary.”

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My Entire Moleskine Notebook Collection

This is most of my collection of Moleskine notebooks. I think there are about 23+ in there. The other photo also includes my 3 Moleskine knockoffs in the foreground (2 Piccadilly notebooks [small & medium], and 1 large C.R. Gibson Markings notebook).

The notebooks in the first photo, from the top down:

4 Mini Rules Cahiers (2 blue, 2 black)
2 Pocket Plain Cahiers in Buff
1 Pocket Sketchbook
1 Pocket Softcover Squared
1 Pocket Project Planner
1 Pocket Japanese Album
2 City Notebooks (D.C. & NYC)
1 Pocket Softcover Planner + Notebook
1 Large Squared Cahier in Buff
1 Large Squared Cahier in Black

The next few are all Large Squared Hardcover notebooks with the exception of 1 Reporter, and 2 Ruled. And finally, at the bottom is 1 Large Squared Cahier in Black & 1 unopened Large Squared Hardcover.

Addicted. Not scared.

What’s in your collection?