Chapter, Fashionably Light
Jul 04 2013
I am rather skilled in the art of finding excuses to visit the Albion Beatnik bookstore with great frequency. I enter to browse its selection of modern literature, but also to engage in its scrapbooked set-up, featuring ransom letter-esque shelf labels, its tables decoupaged with extracted pages. Besides books, hand-bound notebooks are for sale alongside paper roses and like, lamps.
One day I walked in on the book-making work in progress, as Lucie of Immaginacija sat stitching up her latest creations.
She started bookbinding because she could never find the perfect planner for herself – a woe we both share. Now she does custom journals, planners, books, and microbooks!
Many of her designs are made from recycled or leftover paper [as is the shelf decor, it seems!], and I’m excited to order my first bespoke planner as soon as my current Immaginacija notebook runs out of pages! I carry a journal and a planner with me pretty much everywhere, so owning a special one is quite important, I’d say.
P.S. Another glimpse of the Albion Beatnik…
Pippin, Pippin… Childhood for me involved rollerblading around our concrete basement listening to my dad’s Original Cast album of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical on vinyl. Little did I know that its songs would embed themselves in my brain and crescendo into an OMG best musical ever obsession. [Well. It rivals Into the Woods. Don’t make me choose.]. […]
Min-spiration: Pippin the Musical – It’s Time to Start Livin!
Jul 02 2013
Oh hi Bookmarks Bar. You’re useful. I can click on cute little icons to access my favourite pages instantly! But really… you’re kind of a distraction. A strip of clutter on my already tiny screen. I banish thee! Ahhhh. That’s better. And the good thing is, with Google Chrome the bar shows up automatically […]
Simple Fix: Hide Your Bookmarks Bar
Jul 05 2013