Moleskine versus the rest
An article I found in The Guardian recently summed up something I have often been wondering. Is the plain simplicity of the Moleskine better? There are so many alternatives to a Moleskine book available, and they all try to mark out their individuality with a series of features, such as page numbers (Jottrr, Leuchtturm), mixed pages (Jottrr), coloured covers (Habana, Leuchtturm, Castelli, Jottrr), unusual paper (Whitelines) and more. Is the pared down ‘it’s a notebook’ approach of Moleskine actually the better one, or do the features actually help? I guess like everything it comes down to personal preference, but it is something I have been wondering about and then one line in the article summed it up for me – “More disturbingly, those numbered pages have begun to stress me out, as though I should at all times be doing stuff worthy of careful indexing. The entirely blank Moleskine pages are so much more relaxing.”
Anyone else have an opinion on this one?