The Little Black Book

Getting to Know...Justin Avery

Posted by Sarah Hanney on

Justin Avery, the man behind Back Pocket Notebooks...Why did you start designing notebooks? How did you get to where you are today?I’ve always loved notebooks. When I was in high school I had a little black notebook that I would carry everywhere with me and jot down just about anything and everything. Song lyrics, poems, theories about life and space… EVERYTHING. In my 20’s I started doing a bit of traveling and once again used a notebook to capture the adventures each day, even when they were boring days just lazing about a hostel.By the time I’d reached my late...

Read more →

Back Pocket Notebooks

Posted by Sarah Hanney on

Back Pocket notebooks are British notebooks that you can learn from. We’ve been selling their top-notch notebooks for a while now, so we thought we’d share with you a little bit about the ethos of the company and why we love them so much.  Who are Back Pocket? Back Pocket are an innovative UK company who still wholly back the belief that notebooks should be just as important to you as your mobile phone. Sure your mobile can get you an answer about anything in seconds, it can connect you with a friend, family member or stranger just as quickly....

Read more →

William Hannah

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

We met on neutral ground. Not far from Oxford. Scribble, one nom de plume of a prolific blogger, stationery nut, and excellent fellow had suggested that I should meet David Round. "You'll like him." I had admired Scribble's binder at the London Stationery show. I knew of David's site. Leather ring binders. A5 size. Not really my bag, I thought. We talked, had lunch and even laughed a bit. David has been in the business for longer than me, but he's hardly a veteran. We shared discoveries, frustrations and things that had surprised us. He's one of the good guys....

Read more →

Welcome to our 'Little Black Book'

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

This new page is where we share links to our friends. Those friends might be suppliers or bloggers. They might even be competitors. I know what you are thinking, "he's lost the plot." Here's the thing. We all share something. The love of analogue. That love comes in all sorts of forms and variations, and painful though it is, I have come to realise that all of you are seeing other people. (I hope you are picturing me in tears.) I'm kidding of course. Here we carry all sort of goodies, not just notebooks; but we can never hope to...

Read more →

Getting to know...Lana Suhova

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Today's victim, sorry, today's guest... is Lana Suhova.  As I set out on my Pocket Notebooks journey, I was aware that I had only the loosest grasp of social media. I asked around whether anyone knew a professional who could help me understand the basics. Enter Lana. Lana is a freelance digital marketeer, with a passion for community. Don't take my word for it, go and look at her stunning blog at dalryroseblog.com I'll shut up now... Lana.   1) Describe yourself in three objects: A watch because I think time is precious, and I can’t stand lateness; Netflix because...

Read more →