Thursday, October 1, 2009

Leonardo Notebook

An unusual notebook, 3.5x 5.5". Full review.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ohio Blue Tip Matches

I love these big boxes of matches. Not only is the size and shape almost perfect, they're practical too. It's so much easier to strike a match on the side of one of these!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Love My New Blackberry

Here's why:

Old Blackberry:

New Blackberry:

At 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches, it's much closer to my ideal shape.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Band Aid Tins

Here's another nice retro item in my favorite shape: Band-Aid tins. Nowadays they come in paper or plastic boxes and it's just not the same! These are from Carol's very awesome collection, posted on her website, and if they were for sale, I'd be buying!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This was a surprising thing to catch my fancy: a package of twine that was about 3 x 5 x 1 inches.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Waterproof Notebooks

Here's a nice range of notebooks in my favorite size, made by Rite in the Rain.
I like the side-opening type best:

I'm not big on using spiral-bound or lined notebooks these days, but this has a nice retro look to it and I could imagine the waterproof pages coming in handy on some adventure someday!

(I discovered these notebooks via a nice review at, which I also linked to on my other notebook-specific blog, Notebook Stories-- I'm allowed to talk about non-3x5 notebooks there!)