The Joy of Keeping a Notebook

Diaries have gone digital, meaning we treasure our notebooks all the more. Thoughts, scribbles, To Do lists, swatches of fabric, projects we’re working on, class lists, invoices, films to see and books we’d like to read – these notebooks are just waiting to be filled:

Personalised colour block notebook, lined £19.99 at Papier
Spiral-bound with a satisfying chunky coil, lined, £9 Penco at The Conran Shop
Handmade using an antique method of printing this exquisite book, made in Paris, will make you smile every day. Blank, £32 at The Shop Floor Project
Falling cubes notebooks never go out of style. Blank, £16.50 at Pentreath & Hall
Writing is one of the best forms of therapy. This notebook is perfect for imaginary or literal journeys alike. Dot grid, £15 from The School of Life at The Design Museum
William Morris print handmade journal, lined, £12.99 at V&A Shop
This initial notebook opens at the top rather than the side. With a gold letter on each page it’s good for tearing off to send a note, £12 at Kate Spade
Bloom notebook with lay flat binding, blank £13.50 at Esme Winter
Liberty print floral fabric-lined A5 notebook £20 at Liberty
Gold leather journal, blank, £26 at Anthropologie
A think of beauty. This large format notebook is the most exquisite colour with delicate lined pages and a pretty sliding clasp to boot. £225 at Smythson
Similar in style to the Smythson ones but much more affordable. These come in leather or pellaq (vegan version). Add your own fun titles to the journals, £30 at Organise Us
— Annie Reid
6th February 2019