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One of the longest standing information systems has got to be the notebook. With a notebook, you can put any idea down on paper, and get it out of your mind. Often this will give you more room for new and maybe even better ideas. Sometimes, the notebook itself can become a wonderful object in its own right. The Familiar Strangers have a great rundown of some incredible modifications for Moleskines. Inside the post are lots of example pictures, dozens of links and a bit of Make and Craft’s own Becky.

If dogs are human’s best friend, I dare to say Moleskines are artists’ and designers’ best friend. Rumors says Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway were using their Moleskine to sketch. It was select as the best designer’s sketchbook in LifeHacker. I bet many of you guys are having one in your pocket. Here in this post, TFS will discover how to customize the moleskine to better suit for designers.

Where do you park your ideas? Having a trusted system to hold onto the imaginings of your daily life is essential to developing your creativity and following through on your great ideas. Moleskines are a wonderful way to hold onto them so you can temporarily forget. Paper has a much longer holding time for ideas than the gooey stuff between our ears.

The Maker’s Notebook has a ton of great features, and is nice and hackable. Your notebook can be just about anything you desire. Lights,. pockets, circuits and more.

What does your information system look like? Do you have a favorite size, shape and orientation for your notebooks? Lined, gridded or blank pages? How have you customized your notebooks? Do you like Moleskines, or is that too commercial, perhaps you would rather make your own notebook. Share your ideas with us in the comments below and add your photos and video to the Make Flickr pool.

Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.


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