Got some awesome goodies from National Book Store this weekend. They are carrying Moleskine’s new line of bags and stationery. Very sleek and modern. All in black. I was also amazed to find a huge collection of Cranes & Co stationery by the front of the store in Power Plant Mall. I love hand-written notes. I love beautiful paper. It was so much fun browsing though all the new items carried at the store. I was making mental gift lists for Christmas… yes, don’t panic, it’s “-Ber” months.
The resilient, water-repellent exterior is made from matte black polyurethane on a woven support, propped on a molded base that gives the bag extra stability. The black nylon handles are comfortable for carrying in-hand or over-the-shoulder. The interior is completely lined in black terry fabric that attaches to Moleskine multi-purpose cases (sold separately), and also includes an “In case of loss” label sewn inside. It has one zippered pocket for corralling smaller items, and the bag is designed to carry any laptop computer with a screen size of up to 15-inch. Source: Press kit.
The collection was designed by Guilio Iaccetti who is known for “Moscardino,” a multi-purpose utensil now included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There are five models, designed by Iacchetti: the Messenger with a special double flap closure, the Utility which can be carried in the hand or on the shoulder for everyday city use or short trips, the Reporter, the smallest bag in the collection, the Backpack with adjustable shoulder straps and side pockets and the Tote.
Moleskine’s Travelling and Writing Collection are in National Book Store Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall, SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma. To see the entire collection of Moleskine products and get updates, visit
Moleskine in the National Book Store Facebook Page.
I’ve been a fan of Crane & Co ever since I couldn’t afford it (when I was a teenager). It was something I aspired to have. But $20 for stationery was a bit much for a 13-year old. So when I started earning my own money, I made sure to have Crane’s for special occasions. There are almost 200 designs – from cards for personal correspondence to thank you notes and greeting cards, made of 100% cotton paper, the same material used in printing currencies, passports and banknotes.
The Crane’s & Co range is at the Power Plant and Greenbelt 4 branches of National Book Store. Check out the Crane & Co page in Facebook.