If you’ve read any of my previous reviews on Bookblock, you’ll understand how great their notebooks are.  The company has taken another step and created the Weskin, a one-of-a-kind notebook.


The Weskin is your perfect notebook companion, whether you’re working, studying, or just writing. The notebook is A5 in size (not too big, not too small),  comes with a pretty gilt edge, and is available in classic navy blue, contemporary yellow or muted grey. The Weskin also has a geometric lining, and comes complete with a double grosgrain ribbon – all of the must-have notebook essentials.


Other essentials include that the notebook lays flat, has a semi-flex (not quite as soft as a soft-cover, but not a hard-cover), is covered in durable textured cloth and comes with a silver, metallic geometric bellyband – a great bookmark alternative.


The launch of Bookblock’s flagship product, the Weskin, comes with the introduction of the Bookblock shop – an easier way for you to get your hands on everything Bookblock by purchasing online. The shop isn’t quite ready yet, but when it’s up and running in the next few weeks, you can get your personal Weskin here at the Bookblock shop. 

Bookblock has been kind enough to send me a sample product too, so when I get my hands on the notebook I will make sure to give you all of the testing details. Until then, let these images entice you.



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Back in September 2015, I reviewed ROSSI’s products for the first time. Their new 2017 notebook collection is just as wonderful as ever, and I have the fantastic opportunity of reviewing some of their samples. First up, the gold foil collection.

Gold foil collection

In my previous posts about ROSSI, I reviewed some of their gorgeous notepads. To be honest, I believe these colourful gold foil notebooks are even more beautiful. These notebooks come in two different sizes, A5 or A6, and an array of colours to suit your needs (and especially wants). I’ll start with the soft-cover notebooks.

soft-cover notebooks

The mint and honey notebooks on the left are A5 in size, whereas the pink and cobalt blue on the right are A6. Each notebook colour has coloured pages to match, which makes these notebooks one of my favourite. These notebooks are also jam-packed with 50 pages, so they’ll last you a long time when needing to write down notes. On to the hard-cover notebook.

hard-cover notebook

The A5 hard-cover notebook can also be customised with gold foil edging. There are 120 lined, thick pages inside, so that when you write with a fountain pen (like me), the ink won’t bleed through. The hard-cover notebook also comes with a front ‘about you’ page, where you can display your name, address and other details in case it gets lost (see below). The only thing missing would be some form of bookmark to keep your page. Other than that, this beautiful notebook is simply perfect.

front page

writing sample










These notebooks come in eight different colours for you to enjoy: honey, mint, lavender, azure blue, pearl, scarlet red, pink and tobacco. ROSSI’s stationery collection is one of a kind, so if you enjoy their notebooks as much as I do, please head on over to their website.

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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.