Lately my tastes have skewed towards rougher textures that show their age. The kinds of objects that subtly showcase the art of their wear. Fewer pops of blush, more weathered linen. Less gold leaf, more burnished brass accents.
I recently needed a grid notebook for work. The dotted paper is hard to come by in anything other than utilitarian scribble pads sandwiched between slabs of generic black cardboard. Not the type of paper products I want to stare at all day.
But who cares – it’s just a notebook, right?
They’re sturdy and handsome objects because we deserve durability and thoughtfulness in the design of our daily lives. That’s what really speaks to me about Shinola products.
Their process is imbued with care and craft. The fact that they make beautiful products is almost an afterthought. Almost.