07/10/2015

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Make your mark: Philippine Moleskine Words stamps made by talented stamp maker Dom Ochotorena

MANILA, Philippines – While skill and talent are some of the things that drive creativity, it doesn’t hurt to have fancy materials to put yours into practice. Pen and paper are basic tools that have stood the test of time and the digital age, proving that not all necessities have to turn into novelties.

While planners help you keep track of your days, journals are there for you to remember them. Take it from our favorite fictional characters Mia Thermopolis, Bridget Jones and Leigh Botts — one of the best ways for a person to keep memories is to keep a little notebook to write ‘em all down. Or for the more artistically inclined, draw ‘em. What matters is that you record it all in some way.

Moleskine is a brand that understands the need for a platform that encourages both organization and creativity by placing value on what users actually do with their product. This is something that Lifestyle Brands, Inc. president Kerwin Haw emphasized with their launch last June 23 at A Space Manila.

While Moleskine introduced new products such as the Voyageur notebook line and showcased design updates on some of their old products, guests got to try their hand at designing covers for their own Cahier notebooks by using the 400 noun, verb, and adjective stamps available.

Since calligraphy and travel are what make up today’s dream aesthetic, it’s only natural that Moleskine thought about putting the two together. Guest speaker (and awesome letterer) Abbey Sy spoke about her experiences travel journaling. They also displayed a couple of illustrations from her recent travels to Singapore and Europe in the pages of a giant classic black Moleskine.

The enthusiasm and craftsmanship they have for these supplies shows that pen and paper may be necessities, but they sure don’t have to be basic

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Moleskine is available in book stores nationwide.

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