Monday, March 29, 2010
Design Within Reach's Bouquet of Notebooks finally arrived (they were a backorder) and they were worth the wait. The seven pocket notebooks, about 4 x 5.5 with 40 unlined pages, are fashioned using different types of paper, the "7 senses of paper according to Fabriano."
According to this chart:
the Red notebook is Vellatutata--Velvety, and features very smooth 100gsm white paper.
the Orange notebook is Pergamenata--Parchment, with white 90gwm parchment paper.
Yellow is Goffrata--Embossed bright white 90gsm paper.
the Light Green notebook is Vergata--Laid, an ivory 85gsm paper.
Dark Green is Ecologica--Ecological, a cream colored 80gsm paper.
Light Blue is Naturale--Natural, a dark ivory 85gsm paper.
Finally, the Dark Blue notebook is Marcata--Felt Marked, an ivory 95gsm paper.
All the papers used are very smooth and heavy, likely to withstand fountain pen ink without bleeding. The colors and paper are a treat, definitely take a look at this if you are in the market for some unique pocket notebooks.