We Are What We Do make a series of notebooks, available in rainbow colours and in different sizes. This review is for the large notebook, and I bought it in orange (my favourite colour!). The white cardboard sleeve on the notebook says that notebooks are for making mistakes. I totally agree! Doodle! Embrace life!
Like the planner, the cover is a cardboard cover with a waxy finish. It feels like you could wipe it clean, but I haven’t bothered since it creases easily. The logo is embossed on the front cover and reads “Action notebook”. (Sidenote: for some reason, as I was typing that I wrote “Achtung” instead, which is German!) There’s blurb on the back about the charity and the paper source. The notebook is made with FSC-certified paper, and is manufactured in Singapore.
The ribbon is a lovely purple colour in the orange edition of the notebook, and the inside covers are purple too. There is a lot of colour in this notebook – there are sheets throughout the notebook that are coloured and have fun actions for you to complete. The pages are also lined with different colours. The whole notebook has a fun feel!
The paper quality is the same as it is in the planner, i.e. AMAZING. The paper is so thick it’s almost card, with a good white finish. It’s smooth and takes fountain pens wonderfully. It even takes Sharpie as long as you don’t scribble too much! No feathering, no show-through and only a little bleed-through on the Sharpie. This is how notebooks should be made – it is such a pleasure to use.
The notebook doesn’t lie flat by itself, although it is cardboard so you could force it if you want to. The binding is quite tight in the spine so I don’t think it’s going to soften with age.
If you’re looking for a new notebook for a project, or life brain-storming, I recommend this brand!