Even in this digital age, the charms of a leather-bound notebook are not lost on us. Especially when said notebook was bound in a 19th-century barn.

This screen-printed one comes from the newly minted Baltimore outfit Almanac Industries, and even more than the striped leather cover, we like what lies beneath it: deadstock ledger-type pages. See, more often than not, you’ve got to choose between a notebook with blank or lined pages, but this one gives you both options—with lines starting about halfway down and red margins should you need them—so you can jot down a shopping list, balance an account and draw yourself a reminder of what a kumquat looks like all on one page.

We have yet to see an app for that.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar