Confession: Sometimes I imagine Moleskine notebooks are made out of leather ‘donated’ by real life moles.
Now that we’ve got that unpleasantness out of the way, let’s talk about the latest line of iPad and iPhone covers from the official Moleskine range. As you can see in the gallery, they combine a traditional notepad with a compartment for your Apple product. If you wanted to be pretentious you might even say they allow for “seamlessly transition from the digital to analogue”.
Although the Moleskine range is based on classic notepad design, the company itself is relatively new and was only founded (in Milan, Italy) in 1997. Starting out as a boutique operation with an annual print run of only five thousand, they were eventually bought out by a French investment fund.
The characteristic notepads are based on designs from 19th and 20th century Europe. Back then, the notepads were handmade by French bookbinders and used by literary/art bros like Oscar Wilde, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
While there’s no shortage of iPad covers out there – see here
, and here
– if you have an insatiable appetite for doodling images while checking Twitter and listening to relevant podcasts, these are both stylish and practical.
Buy them direct from moleskine.com
. Or just make your own