As many of my geek friends, I’m addicted to paper goods. Moleskins started my obsession, but I’m on the regular lookout for interesting ways to display ideas on actual paper (that iPad app is really neat but I want to feel the texture).
Last week I ran across Material, which are notebooks from recycled or “reclaimed.” I’ve heard my fair share of recycled goods, but reclaimed was a term I had never heard of in reference to notebooks. In reference to the Material notebooks, reclaimed paper is paper that would have otherwise gone to waste, coming from sources like out of business print shops, misorders or packaging waste. The cover might be screen printed cardboard from a package filled with paper from a out of business letterpress shop. Both creative and environmentally minded these notebooks are nothing short of unique.
With these unique materials they create some very well designed notebooks, from hand sewn journals to weekly organizers in the shape of a 15″ macbook. The shipping materials used are also reclaimed for as close to as a zero waste shopping experience as you can get.