10/3/17: SMALL, VERY SMALL SHOP OPENED AT THE ICA IN LONDON. GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN HERE

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Emilio Braga Notebooks

6.5" x 9", 4.5" x 6.75"
Paper & Cotton
PORTUGAL

In 1918, directly when Emílio da Silva Braga was founded, they were considered the finest stationers of the time. Almost a century later, Emílio Braga Lda. is still a family business, continuing to produce notebooks like the famous "galoche" (from the French galuchat). It's a distinctive notebook that is fully handmade, the true Portuguese notebook. The black and white cover pattern is called "cloud"; there is a matching pattern on the edge of the paper. People, myself included, continually ask how the edges of the paper are printed with their unique pattern; when we visited the factory, we were surprised to find the pattern is still hand-sponged.  Every day I interact with this notebook and every time I take it out, I think about the crazy hand sponging, and the ladies who make them. It's something. 

Looking to get this? The shop at Cooper-Hewitt might have it!