A friend was showing me the sights in Stoke Newington a couple of weeks ago and we wandered into a really sweet shop called Search & Rescue. It has loads of great stuff, but of course I was drawn straight to the stationery section.
I was looking for a present for my soon-to-be-qualified-as-a-teacher best friend, and I found what I thought was the perfect lesson planning notebook from The School of Life:
I really should have taken a better picture, sorry, I only remembered at the very last minute before I gave it away. That note on the front is something I added too – not part of it (for those wondering it says ‘For an organised Miss Moore/Mrs Stebbings’ – she’s getting married this year too!).
It’s from a series of 3 Mood Books; Productive, Daring and Sceptical. Here’s some better pictures of the details:
Really nice exposed binding down the spine.
Bright, fun illustrations in the inside covers (that apparently provoke the appropriate mood).
The paper is plain, and the top of each page prompts you to write the date, time and your mood, which is a nice touch.
BTW, in case anyone is wondering, yes, this is the Alain de Botton School of Life, who, well… I don’t know how to explain what they do… Luckily they do though: ‘The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture.’ They also have a few other thoughtfully designed (naturally) stationery that I really like, such as these:
School of thought notebooks, £15 for 3
Keyword pencil set, £12