Wednesday, October 31, 2007

five and a half

this year i am trying to get my holiay shopping on early, since that's usually me making something at the last minute. so as i find neat, cute, unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind stuff i'll post it. eh voila.

i recently stumbled across five and a half, a brooklyn bookmaking and design studio. judy lee creates unique handmade journals with great covers, many of them inspired from varied landscapes.and they're eco-friendly! her description is best:
Each journal is filled with pages of sugarcane fiber and postconsumer recycled paper, a textweight surface that is ideal for writing, drawing, and painting, while leaving the planet's dwindling supply of trees untouched. There are useful details present in each journal ~ an inner pocket for looseleaf notes, and a perfect-bound spine so that each book opens flat for writing and drawing across the pages. The cover designs are made in limited editions, featuring original illustrations or photography.
the top journal, the ossining mural, is panoramic format. i love the inside pocket- and other varieties have a pen loop and come with an "old school pencil". swwweeet. visit their website here

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