Our friends at Doe share our commitment to exceptionally high quality materials and make, and a pared-back aesthetic that lets the materials speak for themselves. From both angles, the idea of a leather cover for a notebook had been something in mind for some time, and we are very excited to reveal the outcome of our collaboration.
Limited edition of 24, each with a different embossed leather used for the pen loop, taken from Doe’s historic archive, dating back to the 1930s. Each variation is shown here, and requests for a specific one can be accommodated subject to availability.
The leather covers are designed to slot over the cover of all notebooks and diaries in the Mark+Fold range, meaning that they can be used time and time again and will develop a beautiful patina with use — bridle hide is a material that gets better with age.
Needless to say, the leather had to be the best — bridle leather, hand-waxed in the UK.
— Fits an A5 softback notebook
— Black bridle leather
— Made in Walsall, England
— Limited edition of 24
— September 2017
Minimal, geometric design printed in gold foil onto a series of rich, winter colours.
Individually hand-printed at our London studio. Papers milled in the Lake District UK.
Available as a Pack of 5 or a Box of 12.
The Notebook Mark One is our classic notebook and we promise never to change any of the features that make it special. However each batch has its own distinct details to set it apart from other batches.
Batch 1 sold out in October 2017, and we are excited launch Batch 2, featuring a calm grey-blue end paper.
A5 Ota-bind notebook, 160 pages. Second batch of 300 (November 2017).
Our signature notebook, which we have developed in response to the request for a ‘perfect notebook for every day.’
Ota-bound using thread-sewing and a small amount of cold glue, to retain flexibility in the spine; the result is as durable as it is elegant. The book simply falls open flat when placed on a surface for writing.
Pages in Naturalis Vanilla Smooth, milled on the banks of the River Leven in Scotland, is remarkably smooth on both sides. End papers in Colorplan, made in the Lake District. Cover in Wild Black, which is made from 35% cotton fibres, develops a great patina with use. Thumbcut motif in copper foil, and blind deboss.
Each notebook is hand-numbered. If you would like a specific number between 1 and 300, please include a note at checkout. (NB: Numbering is per batch and specific numbers are subject to availability. Higher numbers are more likely to be available).
Designed in London. Printed and bound in Holland.
Read more about the design and making of the MARK ONE.