Write in style

August 23, 2011

Close your eyes. Wait, never mind, keep them open so you can read this. Simply picture this in your mind. You wake early in the morning, pour the perfect cup of coffee, and head out to the back deck. It’s only you, your mug, a pen, a brand new journal, and your thoughts. Sounds blissful, doesn’t it?

A new, blank journal is a beautiful thing in itself. It sits there before you, clean and free from judgment, patiently waiting for you to fill its pages with the things that you’re most passionate about. Shouldn’t the book that holds your passions look beautiful and inspiring?

Take a look at some of these journals that are inspiring, beautiful, stylish, and as an added bonus, they’re made from eco-friendly resources.

Lama Li Lokta Travel Journal – If I saw one of these journals in someone’s well-worn backpack, I’d be curious to see what stories of travels it contained. It just looks like it should be filled with stories of adventures in new places. The journal is handmade in the mountains of Nepal from the bark of the “Lokta” bush – a fully renewable resource. There are five earthy colors to choose from. I’ll take mine in Red Earth, please.

Fleur Letterpress Journal – The beautiful cover of this eco-friendly journal has been pressed with a vintage letterpress for an impression that you can see and feel. The pages are made with post-consumer waste and the cover is decorated with citron and palm-green colored soy-based inks.

Botanica Journal – The cover of this foil stamped journal is made from sustainable materials and its 256 pages are made from certified regrowth forests. There are four different beautiful designs to choose from.

Block Print Handmade Paper Blank Journal – The handmade paper in this cool journal absorbs ink beautifully. The screen printed cover is handmade, also, and embroidered with jewel-toned threads.

A girl’s got to keep her thoughts and secrets somewhere. Do you keep a handwritten journal or have you gone high-tech and keep all your thoughts online now?