Number of sheets: 72 (144 pages)
Lined or Unlined: One side blank/Other side lined
Inside Sheets: 8 ½ x 10.81" Handmade off-white lightly-textured paper sheets made from cotton fabric scraps recovered from the cutting room floors of garment factories. Pages are gum-bound on the cover spine side.
Cover: 8.75" x 11.12" leather cover made from banana leaves and wool fabric scraps recovered from the cutting room floors of garment factories that have been felted and textured to resemble top-grain leather. Double-sided snap closure strap that opens from either side so you can choose which way you want to open it and which side the lines are on.
Description: Our large combo or dual page banana leather cover in soft gray features blank, unlined pages on one side of each spread and lined pages on the other side. It was inspired by early nineteenth-century academic journals which allowed scholars to brainstorm and sketch freely on the one and then rewrite, refine and list their ideas on the other side. Today this format is perfect for us who are both left-brained and right-brained who dream in pictures, fragments, and ideas and then list out plans to transform our dreams into realities. The unique double-sided snap closure opens from either side so that you can choose which side the lines are on…also a great feature for those of us who are left-handed. Perfect for journaling, organizing/planning, and capturing ideas. An encouraging gift for sculptors, architects, engineers, interior designers, and graphic novelists.
Nature of Handmade: Inconsistency in the banana stalks, wool and cotton fabric scraps combined with the nature of hand crafting create variations and imperfections in this item which add to its uniqueness and beauty. They are not defects.
No animal or tree died to make this journal.