29 June 2014

We have moved !!

Dear fans and supporters,

Due to some technique issues that we are not able to resolve, we decided to move to a new blog space.

Here's the link: www.theblankandwrite.blogspot.com  (we just added "the" to blankandwrite).

We have also created a blog for our Blank and Write Shop, which list all the items that we are selling.

On both the blog spaces, we will continue to work on interesting posts to share with all our readers.

Let's catch up on the new space soon.

Thank you.

17 June 2014

Loosing touch..... and coming back

Hi Folks,
It has been a while since I posted things related to my notebooks...
I am sorry for the sudden disappearance; the reason being I am caught up with my work, and thus, the lacking of going online to share about my notebooks, and stuffs.

I am reorganizing myself, and will be coming back soon.

Stay tune for more new posts.

Sorry, and thank you.

18 April 2014

Filofax - File of Facts

I have been hearing this name for the past months when I was researching about 
Midori Traveler's Notebooks. 

The last time I own a filofax style of diary was like 20 years ago.
It was a "MUST-HAVE" item for every student back then.
It was a Good-to-have, but Troublesome to carry around.
Most of the Filofax I had were too thick, and big, to carry around. 
Beside the size, another reason is that 
my handwriting style doesn't allow me to write on Filofax,
because the 6-rings binder gets in the way!!!

But...... in 2014,
I got a new Filofax style dairy from my best pal.

It's a Starbucks 2014 planner.
(In order to get it, you need to top up SGD$120 onto the Starbucks card)

I love the look of it - Sexy and professional.  

Taking a look inside.

Argh... the 6-rings binder.
I've tried using it for a few times, 
but it's just doesn't suit me.

Despite my non-liking for Filofax style dairy / journal, 
I still enjoy looking at how users personalize their Filofax.

 Maybe somedays, I might return to Filofax. 

~ Everyone Deserves a Notebook ~

09 April 2014

Video: Sophie Hurden and her Traveler's Notebooks.

After the first video post about Jess Torina's Midori Traveler's Notebook,
I've been searching for videos about how other users use their Traveler's Notebooks.
I also have a fair share of users sharing their videos with me.

So, today, let us see how Sophie Hurden uses her Traveler's Notebooks. 
But before we watch the video, I've asked Sophie some questions,
that we all are curious to know:

(1) How do you started with Midori Traveler's Notebook (MTN)?

06 April 2014

My new Navy Blue Cover by Cody Williams.

When Cody came to Singapore (as I shared in the previous) post, 
he brought me a new leather cover, and a pair of stationeries (Zebra 701 series). 

Thanks again Cody.

A meet up with Cody Williams!!

If you follow my earlier post, New Year, New Leather Cover, you will know that 
Cody is the guy who made me my EEDC (Essential Every Day Carry) - My Leather notebook cover. 

My EEDC - Essential Every Day Carry. 

Video: Jess Torina and her Midori Traveler's Notebook.

is a very flexible notebook system 
that allows user to "mix-&-match" the different notebooks and accessories 
to create something personal. 

let us see how Jessica Torina (from Washington State) set up her Brown Midori Traveler's Notebook.

04 April 2014

Took a break.... and I'm coming back......

Nope.... I am not dead yet.
If you are on Midori Traveler's Notebook Resources group on Facebook, 
you'll know that I am still ALIVE (and kicking).

27 February 2014

Looking for water proof paper?

The extra-ordinary notebook that protects your ideas in extreme situations. Waterproof, Unbreakable, Recyclable.

If you dont give a damn about your notebook and love to see it get wet in the extreme terrains, 
you might want to check out Idae.

It was successfully funded on KickStarter, and looks like there are tons of information there. 

Check it out.. 

Nigel Cabourn - Traveler's Notebook.

07 February 2014

New leather cover available at Blank and Write Shop!!!

If you like notebooks, you certainly need a leather cover to protect them!! 

Introducing the colorful leather covers for your 3.5' x 5.5' notebooks. 
These covers were all handmade by Tracy, aka Molsmum on Esty

Each cover comes with:
- matching color elastic cord
- 3 notebooks inserts 
- a bookmark tag

Continue for the pictures..... 

25 January 2014

Blank and Write New Year Resolution Giveaway!

Recently, Blank and Write Shop runs a Giveaway on our Facebook page, 
asking our friends to share with us their New Year Resolutions,
and we'll give away 1 pack of Word. Notebook to a lucky winner. 

Congratulation to Jennifer Jimenez, whose new year resolution caught our attention.
We are planning for more Giveaway, we hope you can be part of it.
Like Us on our Facebook page, and receive updates from us.

~ Everyone deserves a Notebook ~ 

My 2014 Resolutions Book....

The Experiment:
149 subjects were divided into groups, some of which wrote down their goals and some didn’t.

At the end of four weeks, subjects were asked to rate their progress and the degree to which they accomplished their goals.

The Results: 
Goal achievement was 52% higher when people wrote down their goals.

11 January 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Commit Your Goals to Writing.

1. Because it will force you to clarify what you want.

2. Because it will motivate you to take action.

3. Because it will provide a filter for other opportunities.

4. Because it will help you to overcome resistance. 

5. Because it will enable you to see - and celebrate - your progress. 

08 January 2014

Another leather cover from Monique Vanmeulebrouk

Back in November 2013, I wrote a post about the leather cover that I've gotten from 

Shortly after that, I emailed Monique to request for another leather cover; but this time, 
its for me younger sister, Xuan. 

Monique and I had a short discussion about leather cover - 
the color = Brown;
 the size = FN Size;
the type of inserts = Graph and Line. 
And I leave the rest to her creation.

I wasn't expecting anything fancy, but just a neat leather cover for my sister as a birthday and Christmas gift will be enough.

But.... my jaws dropped when I saw her reply (with pictures) on my Facebook:

Photo from Monique

Photo from Monique

05 January 2014

Karas Kustoms Machined Pen - The Bolt Brass

Picture taken from Karas Kustoms site.
"The Bolt is a machined, bolt-action pen body. It weighs 2.8 ounces and is 5.625" in length (overall). This pen body uses any Parker ballpoint compatible refill (including the Fisher Space Pen refill) and features a stainless clip and hardware. We designed The Bolt to be fun to use and to be extremely durable. This may be the last pen you ever have to buy. Each pen is machined from solid brass, in our shop, right here in the good ol' USA."

Today's post is about the pen that I bought recently from Karas Kustoms.
Karas Kustoms is well-known for some of their machined pens like Render k, The Bolt, and Retrakt. Those pens are made either in aluminium, brass or copper. Pens made in such materials can sure withstand some heavy duty treatments. 
Some of the pens were started on KickStarter, and they've got many attentions.

Davis Leatherworks with Field Nuts Logo

Few months ago, I chanced upon Chris Davis' (owner of Davis Leatherworks) post on the leather cover with Field Nuts logo, and it got me tempted.

Since I have been eyeing at some of Davis Leatherworks' product, I decided to purchase this unique cover. 

Few weeks ago, I got the cover in my mailbox. 

This is the front of the leather cover.
According to Chris, the color of the leather should be Brown CXL.

01 January 2014

New Year, New Leather Cover, New Systems

A Happy New Years to all my readers! 

May you have a blessed 2014 ahead, and 
your Love for notebooks grow over the days. 

Over the months, I have gotten some new stuffs; and I will review them slowly.

But today, I am going to introduce the new notebook cover that has been my EDC (Every Day Carry) for the past few week - Cody's Traveler's Notebook.

Among all the leather covers that I have, I must say, I really like this cover a lot. 

I am attracted by the natural leather color, the softness and the smell of the leather.