Well well well! I think I may have found a new favourite! I was a little surprised when I bought it! Only because I wasn’t expecting it to be so big!! But it is awesome! I can’t wait to put HEAPS of things into it! EEERRRRMMMAAAGAWD! You can read other other STM (scribbles that matter) review for the A5 notebook here
So lets get started with the basics! You can grab these bad boys over at Amazon – The cost for the B5 Dotted is $24.99USD which isn’t terrible!
So lets get started! When you open the packaging its the usual awesomeness from Scribbles that Matter that is present, the notebook is well made, sturdy and I quite like the pen hook on the side. There is an elastic closure and 2 black ribbons. The size is clearly bigger than the A5.
There are the standard first few pages with a table of contents, welcome page etc. These are pretty standard for the STM
The pages are a lush ivory and sit at 100gsm for the paper. There are 201 numbered pages. The book is designed to be a flat lay bind for taking great pics on instagram (really its for better writing but who are we to complain for better pictures)
There is a large robust pocket in the back as well space for pen tests, and mindfulness when you complete the book. Something I really like about it!
For this journal what I did this time was measure out the squares, so that if you are using it, you can see how much real estate you would get. As usual the dots are 0.5mm apart and there are 34 dots across the top and 45 dots down.
I found that when I created the the “size me up spread” there was quite a bit of ghosting on the other side of the page.
Huge landscape to journal in
Great brand and quality
I am not sold on the side loop for pens yet, as I don’t know how this will fair in functionality so watch this space!