1) they’re not made from the skin of or, by moles
2) it’s pronounced “Mol-a-skeen-a”
some of you are very familiar with these blank books. just about every creative director, art director, illustrator, designer and artist, that i know, has a collection of these well loved pocket sized books. Moleskine is the legendary notebook used by european artists, and thinkers for the past two centuries, from van gogh to picasso, from ernest hemingway to bruce chatwin. ......you get the point.generally the books become beautifully illustrated journals kept when one travels, or for everyday musings.
these images from artist sara midda's 'south of france'and just before you start whining to me that you 'can't draw' ....save it. i'm not asking you to create one of these (unless you can, and then by all means and send me photos). i think this is a great way to create an , 'on the go', inspiration catalog. moleskines are the perfect size for a bag, they're ideal for making a quick note next to a photo you've clipped from a magazine and they give you the air of looking like a international-artsy-know-it all, without having to wear a little beret.