Introducing Dwight Livingstone Curtis, a New York-based writer who's here to tell us about the many uses of a Shinola notebook. Take it away Dwight:
A notebook is more than just a .doc: it’s an artifact, a mark in time, a record of the act of creation. It’s a seismograph for your subway rides around the city, a bib for your coffees in the park, a shield and a pencil case and a portfolio. And, like a baseball cap or a pair of jeans, a notebook benefits from a little scuffing. The shine becomes a patina, the edges curl to fit your back pocket, and it starts to appear and disappear in a flash of muscle memory. Before you know it you’re writing on the inside back cover and it’s time to move on to a fresh one.