Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Want to be a Paperback Writer...

Hipster culture dictates using outdated technology in defiance of the latest and greatest gadgets. Geeks have iphones and Kindles, hipsters have Princess telephones from the 70’s and smelly books from the public library.

And lately, at least at Princeton, I’ve noticed that the coolest accessory to jot your notes in is not a laptop (despite the outrage that that practice has incited), but a leather bound notebook with intricate detailing and tea-stained paper.

Though it’s not easy to actually find a real, live notebook (it’s not what comes up when I Google “Notebook”), here are some journals that might actually make you want to take another look at your notes…

1) Victoria Trading Co.: Yes, I know it’s expensive…but think how absolutely marvelous you will look pulling that out in lecture?

2) The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company: Do your part for Earth week while supporting a company with a ridiculously hilarious name

3) Kate's Paperie: It's possible that I’m just a huge sucker for suede, but I basically find anything with baby soft Italian leather in it irresistible. Plus it’s on sale, so as my Grandma would say in her NY Jewish accent, how can you go wrong?

Of course, if you want to be like me, just do the most absurdly uncool thing, and use one of these for every class….


Anonymous said...

you tard