Paper + Organization — ways to capture ideas… Love it!
I’m always looking for new paper and organization books. When I give one to a friend, I’m saying something to the affect of, I care. Because ideas are like gems, and I’m saying, go get some gems. Or better, find our own gems within you. And, definitely, keep your gems for later.
My favorite type of journal books:
Mole book. Duh, who doesn’t. I gave one to my friend Martin recently and his is full of book ideas for Kepler’s.
Circa by Levenger. I buy them for other people but not for me. Seems too rich for every day use and definitely too bulky.
Ciak Journal. Nice paper, my fountain pen likes it. But too thick to carry all the time. Better by the bed side.
I found the perfect one in this store about a year ago in Paris, off the Rue de Buci. I bought one for $6 bucks. Only 1. Still haven’t found anything as perfect since then.
David Sedaris wrote this incredible zany article on what on carrying a small notebook for notes.
For the past ten years or so, I’ve made it a habit to carry a small notebook in my front pocket. The model I favor is calle the Europa, and I pull it out an average of ten times a day jotting down grocery lists, observations, and little thoughts on how to make money, or torment people. The last page is alway reserved for phone numbers, and the second to last I use for gift ideas. These are not things I might give to other people, but things that they might give to me: a shoehorn, for instance—always wanted one. The same goes for a pencil case, which, on the low end, probably costs no more than a doughnut.
I just found another great note capturing idea, courtesy of Marsha Keeffer on my team, its this credit card sized note-pad with pen that is covered in the Rubicon copper paper. Wonderful. I squealed when she gave it to me. You can take a look at it at www.picopad.com.