Eight New Notebooks

It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s also time for our semi-annual notebook roundup! An avid notebook collector/hoarder myself, I’m forever on the lookout for just the right pages to hold my lists, ravings, and notes.

 

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ROW 1: Back Pocket Notebooks Remixed // Classiky Note with Pocket
ROW 2: Energy Pattern Sketch Book // Gradient Notebook // Hawaiian Floral Notebook Set
ROW 3: Hay Edge Notebook // Inspiration 5mm Grid Notebook // Square Dyed A7 Notebook

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Write It All Down

January and February always leave me scrambling to write down all of the ideas and plans running rampant in my head for the coming year. Not in my phone or in an email draft, but by actually putting pen to paper. Making these thoughts tangible seems to make them more attainable, and I’m not about to mess with that kind of magic!

 

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ROW 1: Apica Notebooks // Backpack Notebook Set    ROW 2: Cortazar Journal // Hay Spine Clipboard // Keep Ya Head Up Notebook    ROW 3: Letter Notebook // Livro Notebook // Mystic Dye Notebook    ROW 4: Pale Blue Notebook Collection // Tab Notebooks // The Holi

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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our EPICfail giveaway? You could win the prettiest Slope Ring to keep or gift.
We created a tasty Friendsgiving with the help of the Mealtime Movement.
A second giveaway! Enter to win something special for both you and a friend from Lamps Plus!
Antoine Cordet‘s portraits and moody and perfect for November.
You’re invited to my imaginary Thanksgiving! And trust me, it’s the best ever.
Take a virtual vacation with Stacie Green‘s mixed media art.
I gave my bar cabinet a little makeover with the help of some removable wallpaper and Walls Need Love.
Don’t you love Ben Skinner‘s Same Same series?!
Because this time of year is about picking your battles – Make or Buy: Advent Calendars.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Check out 5 tips for feeding a crowd before Thanksgiving.
A masculine take on some interior inspiration.

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Juniper & Scout

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Looking for a shop with a little bit of everything? Juniper & Scout has got you covered. They continually track down the best in modern, handcrafted design so you can always find the perfect gift or treat yo self reward. Everything is made right here in the USA by makers who embrace original design, small batch production, and environmental sensitivity (major bonus). Here are just a few of my favorites below. Use the code DESIGNCRUSH20 at checkout for 20% off your total purchase! ​(Expires 12/15/15)

 

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I reserve the quiet ritual of French press coffee for chilly winter weekends, and vessels don’t get much prettier than this high gloss ceramic beauty with a copper pull.

 

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This bar of Black Gold Equilateral Soap has an activated charcoal bottom to deep-clean pores and is scented with lavender and tea tree essential oils, plus it has that easy-to-grip shape. Pamper yourself or leave it out for guests.

 

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My purse is basically a blackhole, so this Tropical Linen Pouch would be perfect for helping me get organized. It would also make a great gift, you could fill it with other little goodies or toss in a gift card.

 

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Moscow mules are my cold weather cocktail of choice, and while they’re traditionally served in copper mugs I  love these copper cups as a chic alternative. I’d also happily use one on the bathroom sink or to plant a few small succulents.

 

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How sweet would this It’s Good to Be Home embroidery look hung over the front door or near the coatrack? I love the modern take on such a traditional craft.

 

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I get so dry when temperatures drop, and this Rosewood + Blood Orange Lotion Ball looks like a fun way to stay moisturized. It would also make one heck of a stocking stuffer.

 

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If you are or have a creative insomniac in your life you may want to pick up one of these Creative Ramblings Journals. I’d put mine on the bedside table so I could make note of all of the strange Google searches I think of at 3:48am!

This post sponsored by Juniper & Scout. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design Crush churning out fresh content!

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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
Super emotive paintings by Roos van der Vliet.
A recipe roundup to enjoy stew 12 ways.
Beautiful illustrated piece embellished with embroidery from Izziyana Suhaimi.
Four tips for finding your scent with MCMC.
Loving these bright tribal-like embroidered pieces by Elizabeth Pawle.
Up your vinyl game with this tooled leather turntable slipmat.
Matt Leines‘ mask-like portraits are Halloween perfect.
You should definitely make hot apple cider this weekend!
Check out the brilliant lady behind the snarky cards in PGH Maker Profile: Sapling Press.

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Page by Page

As we roll closer towards the end of the year I find myself make more and more lists. Gifts I’ve purchased for the holidays, dishes I’ll make for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, projects I hope to complete before December 31st strikes. Lists and notebooks clear some of the clutter from my mind, even if it’s just transferring it to another surface.

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ROW 1: The 3 Ribbons Multi A6 Notebook // 5 x 8″ Ty Williams Fish Notebook    ROW 2: Marble Journal // Anthelion Constellation Journal // Archive Book Series    ROW 3: Perfect Dot Notebook // Watercolor Happy Everything Journal // Leather-Bound Notebook    ROW 4: Hand Painted Sketch Pad // Notes // Swimming Pools Notebook    ROW 5: Large Paper Journal // Ruled Paper 5 x 8″ Notebook // Color Trapecio Notebook

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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
Sarah Ball‘s Immigrant painting series is muted and full of emotion.
If you want awesome floor coverings Aelfie rugs are where it’s at!
Beautiful architectural-inspired paintings by Ira Svobodová.
Try this Jewish treat – babka 13 ways.
The crazy paper figures of Michelle Matson.
Check out our Pittsburgh Brew Tour: Part 1.
Barbar Kyne snaps beautifully blurry photography.
I scouted out 32 pieces of flair for your jean jacket.
I had so much fun experimenting with Sprout’s 3D scanner and created a print download.

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Back to the Grind

A new notebook is my equivalent of a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils, in other words a sure sign of August and the promise of fall. A well-designed place to take notes, dream big, and layout plans only serves to spur my creativity further – how about you?

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ROW 1: Soft Cover White Embossed 3-Pack // Oil Pastel Notepad // Color Pop Medium Notebook
ROW 2: Refillable Brown Leather Notebook // Font Family Notebook
ROW 3: A5 Luxe Notebook // Mini City Notebook Set // Canvas White Monogram Notebook

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