Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Gfeller Casemakers & Clairefontaine My.essential Notebook


Back in May 2016 we profiled Rhodia fan Steve Derricott, owner of Gfeller Casemakers.  Over the years, many people have gone to Gfeller for a beautiful and highly function leather cover for their favorite notepad.

We sent one of our new products – a paginated notebook with subject index – to Steve for his consideration.  He generously offered to make two covers for My.essentials that we could raffle off on the blog.  The two lucky winners were Sandra S. of Life Imitates Doodles and Liz P. of No Pen Intended.

My. Essential covers

Read Sandra’s complete review here.  What she liked best:

“The paginated format, and the ability to use several types of media, makes it a good choice for bullet journaling, or keeping track of just about anything you can think of, whether just for writing or for visual journaling…The Gfeller Leather custom cover would have to be purchased separately, but would definitely be an elegant and useful addition. The two combined would make a great gift.”


Read Liz’s complete review here.  Her verdict:

“In design, the My.essential notebook is very similar to my beloved Leuchtturm 1917. The My.essential is a soft cover with camel-colored leatherlike cardboard pattern, quarter pockets in front and back, and dark brown elastic band and ribbon. It really has everything essential to a good notebook, unless you prefer hardcover. But that’s what the leather notebook cover is for! I have no complaints against this notebook, and hope they’ll be releasing editions besides just lined. Maybe include a 2nd bookmark for bullet journaling? There’s not a whole lot to say; it’s a darn good notebook with fountain pen friendly paper. That’s a Clairefontaine product for you.”

Good news!  Gfeller Casemakers has indicated they would be glad to participate in another giveaway in December.




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