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Synthesizer Paper Goods

Synthesizer Paper Goods
$14+  Buy Comment

Etsy seller synthesizakkar handmakes notebooks, memo pads, calendars, sticky notes, and other office supplies inspired by classic synthesizers like the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, and the Roland SH-101. The memo pads even include analog knobs that turn.

Best Pocket Notebooks: 2019

Best Pocket Notebooks: 2019

It’s always a good idea to have a pocket-sized notebook on hand to sketch down ideas, write measurements, or just doodle something creative. The fine folks at Everyday Carry have picked their 10 current faves, From the classic Field Notes to our go-to Word. notebooks.

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Burger Sticky Notes

Burger Sticky Notes
$8  Buy Comment

While we prefer american or cheddar over swiss cheese on our burgers, at least this set of 160 sticky notes includes two all-beef patties, and a proper sesame seed bun for you to write on. Would you like fries with that?

Peacock Marbling Time-lapse

Peacock Marbling Time-lapse

Artist Rene Eisenbart demonstrates Ebru, a wonderfully-satisfying technique which uses paints floated in liquid suspension. After dropping colorful pigments into the vat, she uses a giant comb to create marbled patterns for printing. Learn more about Ebru here.

Folding Stunt Airplanes

Folding Stunt Airplanes

Want to fold some awesome paper airplanes? Learn from the best. John Collins aka “The Paper Airplane Guy” got together with WIRED to show off some of his stunt flyers, and how to fold your own. Be sure to check out the second video for more detailed folding instructions.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club
~$17+  Print Link Comment

Newspaper Club is your personal printing press. They can print your content on paper magazines, tabloids or broadsheets, even if you want just one copy. You can upload your design or start making it right from Newspaper Club’s website.

Post-It Extreme Notes

Post-It Extreme Notes
$5-$20  Buy Comment

A durable variant of the ubiquitous sticky note. 3M’s Post-It Extreme Notes will stay whole and stick even when they get hot, cold or wet. Use them in the kitchen, the garage and more. However, they won’t stick to surfaces that are already wet.

To Do List Notepad

To Do List Notepad
$12 / 2pk.  Buy Comment

If you’re like us, you’ve got lots of things on your to do list. Keep track of the most important stuff with these Sh*t I Gotta F*cking Get Done notepads. Each 6″ x 9″ notepad has 50 lined pages for you to scribble down your tasks on. Sold as a pack of two.

Omoshiroi Block Memo Pads

Omoshiroi Block Memo Pads

Japanese paper goods company Triad presents a wonderful series of notepads which are sliced in such a way that they reveal intricate sculptures of locations and objects as each layer is peeled away. They’re currently sold out, but it sounds like they’ve got more in the works.

How to Make Recycled Paper

How to Make Recycled Paper

Shmoxd shows us how to make recycled paper using readily available materials. He then adds texture and color to the new paper by adding different bits like plants, food and even shredded electronics. But will it blend?

DIY Semi-Automatic Paper Gun

DIY Semi-Automatic Paper Gun

Blackfish shows us how to create a really cool toy weapon which fires rolled up paper projectiles. Its rubber band powered revolver mechanism lets it fire up to eight darts without reloading. We assume you could expand on the idea and make one that fires more ammo.

Studio Roller

Studio Roller
$167+  Buy Comment

George & Willy’s Studio Roller gives you easy access to large rolls of kraft paper. The wall-mounted holder is available in 18″, 24″, 36″ or 48″ wide variants. George & Willy also has the Daily Roller for smaller rolls of kraft paper.

Pantone Notebook Set

Pantone Notebook Set
$14/set  Buy Comment

Keep your ideas organized with these color-coded artists’ journals. Each of the 10 notebooks included in the boxed set has 48 grid-dotted pages, and looks like a giant Pantone color chip on the outside.

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Netflix Ebru Art

Netflix Ebru Art

This ancient Turkish art form involves dripping dots of ink into a water-filled basin, then laying in a sheet of paper. Garip Ay’s approach lets the dark water speak for itself. He was recently commissioned to create a series of images for The Crown, Stranger Things, and Narcos.

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook
$34+  Pledge Comment

The latest reusable and scannable notebook from Rocketbook can be reused up to 1,000 times, compared to up to 20 times for its predecessor. It still works with Pilot FriXion pens, but now all you need to wipe it clean is a moist towel.

Cut Paper Optical Illusion

Cut Paper Optical Illusion

Papercraft artist Taras Lesko of VisualSpicer shows off an intricate piece of wall art which can be cut from a single sheet of paper, assuming you’ve got the X-acto skills. Think you’re up to the challenge? Buy the PDF template here.

Best Pocket Notebooks

Best Pocket Notebooks

These days, most of us carry a smartphone or tablet, but they’re still not ideal for jotting down notes or sketches. That’s why we still carry a notebook. Everyday Carry rounded up some of the best little notebooks for you to choose from. Though they did miss one of our favorites.

Pacific & West Wood Notebooks

Pacific & West Wood Notebooks

A collection of beautiful, functional wood notebooks crafted from real walnut. Each double-coil brass-bound book lays flat for easy writing, and comes with plain, ruled or dot-grid bleed-resistant paper. Available in 8″ x 5.75″ and 10″ x 7.75″ sizes.

LEGO Paper Plane Machine

LEGO Paper Plane Machine

LEGO machine building expert Arthur Sacek was approached by Arrow Electronics to design and build a LEGO contraption that could take a sheet of paper and turn it into an airplane. The result was not only a cool machine, but a great commercial. Behind the scenes video here.

You Suck at Parking Cards

You Suck at Parking Cards
$25/pack of 100  Buy Comment

Next time you encounter someone who has no clue how to park, leave them a not-so-subtle hint with one of these amusing business cards. You’ll get a pack of 100 3.5″ x 2″ cards, printed on card stock, enough to deal with at least a week’s worth of a-holes in most major cities.

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Rocketbook

Rocketbook
$25++  Pledge Link Comment

A notebook that makes it easy to both save and erase notes. Its scanner app quickly uploads notes to your cloud accounts. When used with Pilot FriXion pens, you can erase notes manually or by warming Rocketbook in the microwave for 30s.

Rite in the Rain Notebooks

Rite in the Rain Notebooks
$7+  Buy Link Comment

If you doodle or take notes outdoors, you’ll want to grab these Rite in the Rain notebooks, which are filled with a paper that won’t get damaged if it gets wet. Available in a wide variety of formats. Works best with pencil or their special pen.

Color Rimmed Washi Letter Set

Color Rimmed Washi Letter Set
$16/pack  Buy Comment

Made by Haibara, these handcrafted washi envelopes and sheets are outlined with red or blue woodblock print. A wonderful gift for people who love writing by hand. Each pack comes with six sheets and three envelopes.

Slickynotes & Slickyboard

Slickynotes & Slickyboard
$2-$80  Buy Link Comment

Note-taking tools that use electrostatics to stick to smooth surfaces. Slickynotes can be used with pens or dry erase markers, while the Slickyboard is a thin roll-up whiteboard. Their adhesive property lasts for a few weeks.

Tiny Trees in Bags

Tiny Trees in Bags

Artist Yuken Teruya is a master at cutting intricate paper shapes. For his latest exhibition Notice – Forest Teruya cut tree shapes out of cheap paper bags and then assembled the trees inside of the bags to a dramatic effect.

Bitches Imma Holla At Notebook

Bitches Imma Holla At Notebook
$10/2-pack  Buy Comment

If the phone in your limo is busted, you won’t be able to dial any of the digits you keep in this lined journal, but at least you’ll be able to make a list of new cars to test drive, or limousine phone repairmen. Or anything. Sold in packs of two.

Standard Memorandum Notebook

Standard Memorandum Notebook
$11-$45  Buy Comment

Reflecting on the past 525,600 minutes of your life doesn’t need to be dramatic. Just use this Standard Memorandum Notebook to jot a line or two down each day, and after a year you’ll have something special to muse over in the future.

Salami Notes

Salami Notes
~$11  Buy Comment

Even though we don’t work in a delicatessen, we like the idea of writing all of our notes on these salami-shaped sheets from doiy. design. Now all we need is a pen that writes in spicy brown mustard and we’ll be all set.

Jack Spade x Paperless Post

Jack Spade x Paperless Post

Enough foofy party invitations with frilly script. These custom printed invitations from Jack Spade and Paperless Post are for guys who just want to get the point across. Our faves: The M90 camo invite and the plastic bag thank you card.

Sticky Man

Sticky Man

Young Eduard Taberner started his Sticky Man stop-motion animation project two years ago at age 15, and recently completed it. We admire his dedication and enjoy the simplicity and humor in his handmade drawings. Bravo.

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Artist Jeff Nichol pays tribute to the great Willie Nelson with an amazing paper cut portrait in honor of the Red Headed Stranger’s 80th birthday. The track is a chill remix of Willie’s Georgia on My Mind by Worldwide Groove Corp.

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