Tomoe River

With an elegant semi-rigid cover in grey linen and almost 400 pages of Tomoe River paper, the atelier's everyday notebook condenses understated design and essential functionality into a compact, compelling package.

An ever-present companion

Bound in Japan by a small, family-owned bindery, our softcover refill notebook is designed to be your companion for the everyday and the long haul all at once.

Grey bookbinding linen and an almost-invisible debossed logo on the front cover keep the attention squarely on your work and not your tools, while an ample 384 pages of Tomoe River paper holds everything from your shopping lists to that unfinished novel to your plans for that end-of-year holiday. And all that paper is kept in check by thread, not glue — so it lies flat when open, just like our handbound journals.

Design is in the details

In addition to our usual unlined variant, these notebooks introduce the atelier's new cross grid ruling, designed from the ground up with thoughtful integrations that add utility and maximise readability:

  • crosses 1.2 mm wide, spaced 5 mm apart;
  • small triangles on all four edges marking the middle of each edge;
  • an X in the very centre of the grid, for centring graphs and drawings; and
  • dashes every five rows on the vertical edges, which function as line counters.

    Use these delineators to set your page up for bullet journalling, add Cornell margins, or simply draw graphs and charts — the freedom is yours.

Socially conscious craftsmanship

Proceeds from the sale of these notebooks help fund the atelier's social impact work on disability employment and support for indigenous communities around the world.

Things to know before you order

  • This is a preview sale, but it is not a preorder. Your notebooks will ship immediately.
  • These notebooks are production models, not prototypes. They will ship as-is and do not come with gift packaging.
  • You may combine other regular products with these notebooks in the same order.
  • The price of each notebook may change for the official release.