about the snob

I’m from Seattle, currently living in Long Beach. I’ve always been drawn to journals and writing supplies, and I still don’t know why.

I decided to create a place to chronicle this obsession, as both a technical exercise and in order to share with others that might have the same weakness as I.

Enjoy.

17 Responses to “about the snob”

  1. son Says:

    i’m glad i found your blog and flickr sites. i too am a snob about paper, journals and most of all pens. i’m the only one i know who still writes paper letters and with a dip pen at that!

    looking forward to sharing experiences, ideas and images!

    best,

    son

  2. ev Says:

    Hi, so happy to know there’s someone (and many others) like me about paper. My passion extended to scrapbooking supplies, though I don’t scrapbook. I end up using them to make my own books, boxes, cards, etc.

    Question: have you heard of Oh, Boy! journals? I found some in a Marshall’s or TJ Maxx and haven’t found any others. They’re great, but unfortunately, I think they’re out of business!

    ev

  3. Maria Rocco Says:

    Great blog! Have you ever seen the Penman Paper Perpetual Journal? It’s huge – 600 page refills that fit in what’s essentially a leather book cover. http://www.penmanpaper.com. You can find these in major bookstores, like Borders or Barnes & Noble.

    Pens? Oh, don’t get me started. I love Cross pens and have been more obsessed lately with Pilot G2′s and various roller balls. They seem to really flow, better than felt tips. I own a Mont Blanc I rarely use, and the Uniball Micro pens are terrific for writing also.

  4. Karen Y Says:

    yay!!! glad to know so many other share this obsession about stationery! have been to loads of stationery shops since i was little, and couldn’t understand why i am always getting new journals i never bear to write on!

    i have a big weakness for fabric albums and all sorts of great textured papers as well… glad i found your site!

  5. Sara Smith Says:

    I found this beautiful keepsake journal kit at http://www.blueskypapers.com. Gorgeoud materials, chic style, you make it with your own hands and photos, and story in your own handwriting. It’s very personal, the perfect gift! I’m making one for my husband for V-Day. I think you might like these journals.

    Love the blog. Thanks.
    Sara

  6. Sarah Says:

    I am also a “Journaler”. I don’t thing many people know that you can incorporate Journaling into so many things.

    I wanted to add that I also stumbled across http://www.blueskypapers.com and agree that that they offer not only great products, but the site is full of great ideas and angels to approch Journaling. I showed me how to expand my enjoyment of Journaling into creating an memorable gift. I personally have used the Birthday Keepsake Book. I did one for my good friends 30th Birthday! She loved it, but it was really cool at how evryone that got involved in creating this book for her!

    I’m so glad I found this site. Anyone who wants to I just started working on my own Blog all about journaling. Its at http://www.journalingismycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com

    I welcome any ideas or suggestions about my blog and ways to make it useful to all of us Journalors! Have a great night, Sarah

  7. Michelle Says:

    I was wondering if you could help me. I am looking for a birthday present for a friend of mine. She loves architecture and I am looking to get her a sketchbook that has a one of her favorite buildings or art on it. She is a fan of the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the architect Frank Gehry, and the artist Vassily Kandinsky. If you know anywhere where I could find something like this I would very appreciative.
    Thank you.


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  10. Tim Says:

    I have a few copies of The Penman and Artist journal. It was a monthly publication on hand writing. (1899-1900)
    I am wondering if there is any interest in collecting these magazines and if someone would like to buy them.

  11. JK Says:

    I would dare say we are kindred spirits. I love beautiful journals, especially PPapers and Paper Blanks and have been looking into purchasing some very nice india paper and the book board and making my own journal or book. There are some youtube videos, if you can believe it, that show bookmaking. At any rate, I love the feel of a nice quality paper and the smooth lay down of ink from a nice pen. Even with all that I write I have plenty of journals because I can’t pass up a nice one when I see it. And as someone said, sometimes they]re just so nice you hate to start writing in it.

    Anyone very particular about pens?
    I have some very nice ones, and I’m scared to admit this…the drug rep pens that they give to the doctors and staff…a lot of those write incredibly nice. Who would have guessed? And often they are a little thicker or shaped which makes it nice for marathon writing sessions where your fingers would be sliding up and down all over a cross or waterman pen.


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