How cool is this: I was cleaning out my desk the other day when I found a couple old Sapa X covers and two staplebound Clairefontaine basics. Turns out, it’s a perfect fit — with the tiniest bit of care, I was able to maneuver the notebooks snugly into each cover. Here’s a shot from the side:
I love the pared-down aesthetic of the ordinary basics cover, but the sleeker, more professional look of the leatherette club is hard to argue with. It’s also the perfect way to put those old covers to use, and makes me feel better about switching to the IB Traveler, which I’m thinking of doing next year.
The fact that I had one red and one spring green cover, and one red and one green basics notebook… well, that was just gravy. My only question is: what should we call this mashup? Sapics? Basix? Basa X?