Barenia leather traveler’s notebooks by Jerome Philippe

My two personal sized Barenia leather Atelier Philippe traveler’s notebooks arrived about a week ago. They are absolutely beautiful. One is for me and one is for a friend.

Jerome does beautiful work. He uses leather from the tannery that provides Hermés with their hides, and he stitches everything by hand.

I usually like thick, stiff, pebbly, rustic leather. This is anything but, but I love it. It is clean, smooth, minimal and totally stylish and elegant. It does not show wear though and water seems to run right off it.

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I strung these myself and I always leave long strands at the ends until I put the books in and can see where the tension should be. Too tight and the spine buckles. Too loose and the inserts fall forward. As I have them in this pic is the perfect tension for me.

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As they mould themselves around inserts with use, the covers naturally fall into place. In the beginning the leather forms its own shape.

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These are the inserts from Yellow Paper House. Dot covers for me, with ivory tiny grid inserts, and lined covers for my friend, with ivory lined inserts.

I usually choose bright and cheerful inserts but these covers seemed to gently whisper for something understated and elegant.

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Categories: Diaries and Journals, Midori and other Traveler's Notebooks, Notebooks

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