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How Analog Notebooks can Enhance Productivity. Ton Koene In the New Yorker’s recent Why Startups Love Moleskines, David Sax describes the popularity of the spare notebook that many tech-savvy people find superior to digital task software.

How Analog Notebooks can Enhance Productivity

M.I.T. students, academics, artists and other high-achieving entrepreneurs prize Moleskine notebooks, which come in variety of shapes and sizes, for their simplicity and efficiency. David Allen’s popular time-management method, Getting Things Done adopted the Moleskine as a preferred tool of productivity in which to capture charts, lists, and bullet points. Says Allen: “The easiest and most ubiquitous way to get stuff out of your head is pen and paper We couldn’t agree more. Of course, your notebook doesn’t have to be a Moleskine. Sally Schneider Artist John Wellington published part of his journal as an e-book which included this dandy page: john wellington Fashion designer Paul Smith envisioned a his ideal shed in a Moleskine: Paul Smith Writes Sax: Filip Peraić/Behance REALLY love us?

Watercolor Stenciled Notebooks - Make: 5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built. I’m attending 2 conferences this week and I needed some last minute notebooks for my note taking so my stellar intern, Trisha Zemp, came up with this genius notebook idea from a brown paper bag that will take you 5 minutes.

5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built

You probably already have everything you need to do it. Materials: brown bag, scissors, white office paper, thread (embroidery or book binding), awl (or safety pin), watercolors to decorate, ruler. 1 Supply 3 Projects: Decorative Gift Wrap - Part 2. NOTE BOOK. Todays diy is a note book.


And don´t get terrified by my instructions. Just take it step by step and follow the pictures. Start by cutting 30 pieces of paper with the dimensions 14.5cmx21cm. For the book’s cover, you can cut two pieces of paper of the same size, but from a prettier paper. Then make holes for the string. #11 DIY Notebooks. I've been really meaning to get all of my blog stuff organized.

#11 DIY Notebooks

Right now, I have a couple of notebooks that have tons of lists, ideas, and contacts written down in no particular order. I can't stand it. Then I saw this wonderful project on A Beautiful Mess and I was just so inspired! Thanks Elsie! Here's how I made my own little notebooks using recycled papers. Materials: Pretty patterned paper: I cut up an urban outfitters catalog because they have such awesome designs. 4 Ways to Make a Notebook.

TrashN2Tees: Upcycled Tshirt Notebook Tutorial. Materials: -T-shirts -Scissors -Popsicle Stick -Composition-style notebook or sketchbook (any book with a boardbook-style cover) Make it: 1.

TrashN2Tees: Upcycled Tshirt Notebook Tutorial

Lay the book open on the T-shirt (arrange it over the featured logo or design). Tutorials. Rosemary travale super blog - How to make a Soft Cover Wrap Around Notebook. How it was done:1.Cut the 25 sheets of paper to 5 x 8 inches.

rosemary travale super blog - How to make a Soft Cover Wrap Around Notebook

Put them into 5 stacks, with 5 sheets in each stack.2.Using the bone folder, fold each of the stacks in half.3.Using the sewing machine on the widest stitch setting, sew down the center of the crease on each of the five plies.4.This is what each of the piles will look like. 5.Fold the pages in half again and pile them up neatly, with the sewn side facing out.6.Using a press, or something to keep the pile of sewn papers together, put an old board on either side of the pile and insert it all into the press.7.You can see here the paper clamped inside of the press with the two pieces of scrap board on either side.8.With a brush, spread a generous amount of glue across the paper. Make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch. Here we're gonna try to bind a notebook with stuff you already have at home. seriously, the most "special" materials you'll need are the canvas and some beeswax (and even that's optional) but before anything else, what the hell is my definition of the perfect notebook?

Make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch

For me, - the pages should open up flat, like a moleskine notebook - the cover should be very stiff, so i can write on it even if it's propped on my lap - the cover should be highly customizable - the pages should be big and wide, with no lines because i draw a lot - it should be thick enough to contain a whole semester's worth of drawings and notes - sturdy with no fraying on the corners of the cover. Make a 100 page Notebook. I am so tired of looking for new notebook and never find exactly what I want.

Make a 100 page Notebook

So I thought, why not make my own? This tutorial will show you how to make your own notebook using an old record album cover. It also teaches a sewn in bookbinding technique. It may be that you have all these materials at home or something comparable. Cardboard Notebook. Custom Notebook Cover.