Maison Martin Margiela Limited Edition Moleskine Notebook for Japan

Maison Martin Margiela Limited Edition Moleskine Notebook for Japan

Moleskine and Maison Martin Margiela have teamed up for a limited edition notebook in an all-white finish. Ink stains and finger prints mark traces of time. Throughout the years, the Maison has reflected and played with traces, whether it be on clothing, in architectural places, or on objects. Created exclusively for Japan, this unique notebook is made of Belgian cotton. It will be pre-sold on August 28th at the year-long pop-up store L’ESPACE Maison Martin Margiela at Isetan Shijuku, Tokyo.

The notebook will be available from September 20th at select Maison Martin Margiela stores.

Sunspel x Postalco Accessories

Sunspel x Postalco Accessories

British brand Sunspel has collaborated with Postalco to produce a limited edition collection of notebooks, wallets and cardholders. The inspiration behind the offerings is a prototype fabric sketch conceived by a Sunspel technician in the 1950s. All pieces were handcrafted in Japan, where Postalco is now based.

Available through Sunspel.com, the card holder retails for $217, notebook for $82.60 and the wallet for $273.

Moleskine Black Collection

Our good friends over at Acquire have turned us to Moleskine's latest offerings -- the Black Collection. It's a new collection of books designed for photos, scrapbooking, art, and good ol' doodling. Fluorescent gel pens and pencils are available as...

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Moleskine Inspiration and Process in Architecture Series

Moleskine has released "Inspiration and Process in Architecture", a new series of cloth-bound monographs that look to explore the design process of various contemporary architects. With direction from Francesca Serranzanetti and Matteo Schubert, the works provide an intimate look into...

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Alexander Olch Fall/Winter 2011 Preview

Alexander Olch Fall/Winter 2011 Preview

We recently had the opportunity to preview the Fall 2011 offerings from one of our favorite accessories designers – Alexander Olch. The New York-based creative is dishing out another solid fall collection. As usual, expect a lot of wool fabric atop a range of product from neckties and bowties to suspenders and notebooks. The prints are really well curated and, at the same time, extremely wearable.

Look for Alexander Olch Fall 2011 pieces to begin hitting fine stockists worldwide starting around August.

Apple MacBook Pro Now With Thunderbolt I/O

Apple MacBook Pro Now With Thunderbolt I/O
Attention early adopters: Apple’s updated their line of MacBook Pros with some beefed up performance. The aluminum shells remain but one of the standout features is something that most probably haven’t ever heard of. The Thunderbolt port allows you to connect high-performance peripherals and high-res displays to a single port. Transfer rates are theoretically upto 10 Gbps which is just nuts. There aren’t that many Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals out right now but that should change over the coming months.

Line Between Netbook and Notebook Gets Blurred Even More with HP Mini 5101

HP Mini 5101 Netbook

Sleeker and much more refined than its predecessors, the HP Mini 5101 is probably one of the best netbooks to hit the market. The 95-percent chiclet keyboard is really got us excited but there’s much more to it on the inside. The 7200RPM hard drive is standard, as it is with most laptops, blurring the line between netbooks and real laptops even more. There’s also an accelerometer in it for sudden motion protection. It’s still got an Atom processor and is displayed with Vista, but we’re sure that won’t stay for long with anyone.

“An optional, integrated Gobi-powered HP Mobile Broadband module allows users to conveniently access the Internet, corporate intranet, email and other critical information around the world. Other wireless technologies include integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN and optional Bluetooth 2.0. An integrated 2-megapixel webcam allows for easy still-image capture, web-conferencing or video-enhanced instant messaging with no additional hardware.” Also, HP’s QuickSync software will be available for downloan in September, giving users the ability to quickly synchronize the HP Mini with notebooks or desktops so users can avoid maintaining multiple documents, media files and email. This information can also be synced to portable storage devices.

All-in-all, the 5101 will go on sale next month for $449. Hit the jump for images and the press release. 

Paul Smith x Rhodia: 75th Anniversary notebooks

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Paul Smith and Rhodia initially teamed up for a collection back in 2005 which was a tremendous success, but when Rhodia’s 75th anniversary came around, Sir Paul Smith could not resist. He signed a new Limited Series where his fancy and his particularly English sense of style led him: on the famous card marked Rhodia orange or black, a true support for the fashion designer’s creation, his falsely naïve pencil sketches, underlined with his emblematic stripes.

More images after the jump.