A notebook with metallic accents
The chic new range of dark blue Vanguard notebooks from Collins features striking and minimalist copper foil accents on the cover, with a delicious gilt edging. Whether you prefer a more geometric style or something with more curves, there’s a style to suit your preference. From $13.90, available online and at selected Kinokuniya, NBC and Times outlets.
Why just have one notebook when you can have two? Local stationery brand The Paper Bunny is known for their stylish and modern designs, and these Dawn notebooks are no exception. Stamped with gold foil, these notebooks come with perforated pages so you can remove any pages easily without accidentally tearing into the binding or losing more pages than you desire. At $14.90 (set of two), available online and at selected retailers.
A beautifully minimalist notebook
The elegant metallic edition of German brand Leuchtturm1917’s notebooks feature an embossed 1917 on black wrap bands. Classically minimalist, this notebook features a pocket sewn into the cover to hold any additional papers. It also comes with an empty table of contents so you can easily organise your notes into categories, plus sticky labels. You can even personalise it by embossing your name or a short quote or motto onto the cover (choose from copper, silver or gold) for an additional $5. From $32, available at Cityluxe.
A lovely floral-themed notebook
Liven up your office stationery stash with this beautiful limited edition Moleskine notebook featuring a Sakura flowers theme. Perfect for celebrating new beginnings! It’s got everything you love from the Italian notebook brand — quality FSC-certified paper bound up in a sturdy hard cover, with a gusseted pocket and elastic band closure. At $30, Available at Kinokuniya stores.
A notebook that's good for the earth too
If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, also check out the Journal Enviro notebook from local stationery maker Bynd Artisan. This unique journal is made fromFSC-certified recycled food pulp of fruits and nuts like coffee, hazelnut, almond, kiwi, olive and citrus. Comes in five muted, earthy colours with plain pages for all your doodling and note-taking. At $35, available online.
A trendy terrazzo-style design
Move over, marble! Normally found in the floors and countertops of older HDB flats, terrazzo is making a modern comeback in both modern home interior design and lifestyle products, from phone covers to notebooks. This A5 buffalo journal from Typo is a handy size too, and comes with an expandable inner pocket and an elastic band to close. At $17.99, from Typo stores.
A notebook to inspire you
In celebration of International Women’s Day in March, kikki.K launched a “There She Is” collection, which includes this chic Grid Journal with a hard cover and beautiful rose gold foil accents. Its simple grid layout with handy templates lets you customise your planner to suit your needs, whether you want monthly and weekly layouts, a daily to-do list, birthday charts, a bucket list, contents page, and so much more. At $24.90, from kikki.K stores.
Break out your fountain pen
Not all notebooks are fountain-pen friendly, but this A5 notebook by Tomoe River are said to be specially crafted to resist ink bleedthrough and feathering, despite being so thin. The eco-friendly pages feature a dot grid, which makes the notebook great for bullet journalling without being overly intrusive. At $52.50, available at Cityluxe.
One for the fashionistas
For something that screams “stylish professional”, this Hiqueen cloth cover A5 notebook is an ideal option. Available in six different colours, the cloth cover comes with pockets to contain business cards you’ve collected or little notes. Great for helping you keep track of your to-do list, upcoming events and more! At $13.39, available on Lazada.
A smaller notebook for grand ideas on-the-go
When inspiration strikes, put pen to paper and scribble it down immediately in this small A6 notebook from Jo & Judy. It comes in a gorgeous dusty pink to boot! At $24.90, available at Naiise.