10 Journals to Keep for a Notable 2016
Here's (yet more) proof that you can never have too many notebooks.
(SPOT.ph) In this ultra-digital age of Snapchat and microblogging, who needs a real, un-live journal, right? But as with other good old things that require manual effort and patience (think artisanal anything) physical journals never go out of style—especially not with stylish choices such as these.
Kraft and Black (P350/pair) from Sunday Paper Co.
Perfect for: The minimalist
This pair of nondescript, no-nonsense notebooks in classic Kraft and Black makes a great backdrop to those brilliant thoughts and ideas and occasional graphic doodles.
8 x 6 inches
80 unlined sheets
Smooth cream book paper
“Choco Poncho/Extra” (P99.75/pair) from Artwork
Perfect for: The quirky
The nostalgic, kitschy Pinoy pop vibe of these notebooks is just right for lighthearted entries and perhaps minor rants—it would be hard to stay in a bad mood with a cover this fun!
8 x 6 inches
22 lined pages
Metropolitan Theater and Manila Cathedral (P250/each) from 23060
Perfect for: The Manila millennials
There’s something sad about gorgeous, neglected structures. In Manila, a prime example would be the Art Deco Metropolitan Theater. Millennials weren’t lucky enough to witness it in its glory days, so let this lovely pink-foiled keeper be a reminder. Other designs include the Manila Cathedral (available in black and white) and the Rizal Theater.
5.5 x 6.5 inches
100 unruled pages
Rifle Paper Co. Garance Dorè Paris-New York Notebook (P1,097) from Seek the Uniq
Perfect for: The fashyown
Gorgeous paper empire Rifle Paper Co. teamed up with revered French fashion powerhouse Garance Dorè (illustrator, author, and photographer) to basically give the trendy set a heart attack with a journal Audrey Hepburn would approve of.
Paris sketchbook with blank pages on one side and a New York memoir style with rules on the other
Features a linen cover with a natural vellum interior
130 led interior pages
Alice Scott Vintage Prints Cycling Dog Gilded Journal (P630) from Powerbooks
Perfect for: The friend of the four-legged
This sweet and adorable notebook with a vintage-y feel would remind you of your favorite furry friend without screaming “I’M A DOG LOVER!” Inside, you can always tuck photos of your Dumplings and Ruffles in between pages.
5.25 x 7.25 inches
160 lined pages
Embossed cover and gilded page edges
“Words and Deeds” Notebook (P450) from Powerbooks
Perfect for: The bookworm
What better way to delight a bookworm than a journal masquerading as a book? This one is based on a classic by H.W Nevinson.
22 x 13.8 centimeters
Tinted and lined pages
Comes with a ribbon marker
Moleskine Passions Restaurant Journal (P1,390) from Fully Booked
Perfect for: The foodie
Keep all your gastronomic observations in a nifty notebook so you wouldn’t have to scribble your thoughts on receipts (which you will misplace) or ruin the moment by composing a draft on your smartphone. Who knows, once you’ve filled the pages, you might even have material worth publishing!
240 pages with five themed sections and five tabbed sections to personalize
Space for restaurant, bar and café notes, chef’s tips, takeaway ratings, wish list
Adhesive labels for personalizing, three bookmark ribbons
The Beatles 3 Mini Journals (P504) from Powerbooks
Perfect for: The musically inclined
This boxed bite-sized keepers feature The Fab Four’s hits from their landmark 1964 U.S. tour. We dare you not to break into a song (or at least a line) at the sight of journals screaming “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”
Three mini journals in box with clear acetate top
2.75 x 4.33 inches
144 lined; 16 graph pages
Palma Notebook Set (P450) from Tù Aranáz
Perfect for: The ladies who lunch
These slim, chic journals are perfect for slipping into a dainty purse (and would look great next to any dish, should your food top shot need a certain something to make it truly Instagram-worthy).
5.5 x 4.25 inches
Set of three printed notebooks
52 sheets each
“Fucking Brilliant” (P522) from Powerbooks
Perfect for: The artist, designer, writer (basically the creative set)
Even if for now you’d rather keep your ideas to yourself (as you work on the entirety of your grand scheme), at least pat yourself on the back and acknowledge the sheer f*cking brilliance of your thoughts in this journal by graphic designer and part-time comedian Linus Boman of Calligraphuck, who specializes in exquisite expletives.
5 x 7 inches
Lay-flat flexi-binding; soft cover
Foil-stamped calligraphy on the cover and metallic ink throughout