Over at Bellroy, they’ve created something new that everyone can enjoy.  On November 8th, Bellroy launched their notebook cover; a leather cover for your notebook, cards and a pen.


Bellroy’s notebook cover is for those who are looking for a better way to protect their notebook or sketch pad. The cover is made from premium vegetable-tanned leather and is ideal for creative professionals who need to jot down ideas quickly, or record thoughts and lists to free their minds from the clutter.

“We wanted to design a jacket that compliments the notebook it covers. With an invisible closure and storage that hides your cards, we were able to deliver that pure experience.” – Hadrien, M, Head Product Designer.

The notebook cover comes in five main colours: black, blue steel, caramel, eucalyptus and java.  Being made out of pure leather means that colour variations are small, but for a product that is going to protect whatever is inside, it is very attractive and appealing.


Bellroy’s notebook cover comes with a magnet closure that keeps your notes secure, while having debossed detailing which holds your pen in place when clipped over the spine. There is also extra storage inside that can hold a couple of cards if you’re using it on-the-go.

The idea of the notebook cover is to keep your ideas protected in a cover that is worthy of its contents. Being a writer myself, this product is definitely something I would use without a doubt; especially considering it is made of leather and will last me a lifetime.

Notebook cover features:


▪                     Fits a small (3.5 x 5.5 inch) notebook or 1-2 passports

▪                     205mm x 103mm

▪                     Pre-loaded with a free Bellroy notebook

▪                     Space for a pen

▪                     4-6 cards

▪                     Magnetic closure

▪                     Premium vegetable-tanned leather

▪                     Covered by our 3 year warranty


If you’d like to know more about Bellroy and their products, or get your hands on one of their new notebook covers, please head on over to their website. 


I was contacted by DroodleBooks a few weeks ago and the time has finally come for them to launch their new professional notebook.

At DroodleBooks, they’ve crafted a professional notebook to help reduce stress and inspire creativity. Their mission is to integrate the creative advantages of colouring and doodling with the professional benefits of a regular notebook in order to fill the needs of working people, students and anyone in between.


I’ve always been a fan of colouring from when I was little, but with all of these adult colouring books available on the market today it’s hard to know what to choose. DroodleBook’s creative design can let you have two books in one, so that instead of carrying around a colouring book and a notebook, all you have to carry is a sleek and stylish DroodleBook.


DroodleBooks is great for art therapy to help reduce stress in their everyday. If you work full-time, are a busy student or even a parent, this notebook can help you find inner solace through self-expression. Droodlebooks also wants to bring out your inner creative. Even if you’ve only ever drawn stick figures, everyone deserves the right to feel and be creative, and with Droodlebooks that can be you.

Not only would this be a great gift for yourself, but also for that busy person in your life who you think just needs to sit back and have some time out.

If you’d like to get some more information about DroodleBooks, or even back their new Kickstarter project that goes live tomorrow, please head on over to their website. 



A few months ago, I reviewed an awesome customised notebook: Bookblock Original. Now Bookblock is launching a new project called Bookblock editions, which is a creative collaboration between 12 leading illustrators and customised notebook experts, Bookblock.


12 leading UK and international illustrators have joined forces with British notebook experts, Bookblock, in a limited series called Editions. The Bookblock Editions collection will feature four unique designs from:

  • Supermundane
  • Rob Flowers
  • Annu Kilpeläinen
  • David Doran
  • Ben O’Brien
  • Marylou Faure
  • Maggie Chiang
  • Thomas Hedger
  • Alec Doherty
  • Martina Paukova
  • Claudine O’Sullivan
  • Kristen Boydstun


The dynamic range showcases an array of beautiful, colourful designs ranging from expressive hand-drawn animal studies and fantastical watercolour landscapes to graphical geometric patterns and vector cityscapes – all digitally printed on Bookblock’s soft touch covers.

Each of the notebooks is created in the illustrators’ own distinctive style with an array of different page designs, making them collectables for illustration fans and must-have accessories for stationery lovers on the hunt for something different. So if you happen to have a best friend who is an artist or writer, this would be the best Christmas present opportunity right here at your fingertips.

Bookblock Editions

Since 2013, Bookblock has been making premium custom notebooks and leather accessories of the highest quality for brands and agencies. With a goal to further develop their customisation offering and product range, whilst introducing traditional bookbinding methods to their processes, Bookblock merged with one of the UK’s oldest bookbinders in 2015. If you’d like to read my previous review of BookBlock Original, you can find it here, or check out Bookblock Original’s custom notebooks range.

With this merge came the opportunity to experiment, and Bookblock was able to develop an ambition to offer high quality printed notebooks in small batch quantities. Making use of their ties to the creative community, Bookblock worked with a range of illustrators to test out the service. But as word spread about the notebooks these illustrators were creating, interest poured in and it became clear that these illustrated notebooks were both beautiful and sought after. And with that Bookblock Editions was born.

Bookblock Editions 2

Bookblock Editions notebooks were released on the 3rd of November and I’m super keen to get my hands on one of the Editions to review. If  you’d like to get your hands on one, you can just go here: Bookblock Editions.

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