As an artist that travels around to sketch, grabbing a pencil, pen and eraser from my bag is a bit cumbersome, especially when commuting in crowded areas. Having the moleskine folio allows easy access to my tools and it saves the hassle of opening and closing my bag. What's also great about it is how I can easily switch between tools. I wish they made a different sizes for other moleskin sizes like the A4 and the wide format moleskine. Rickshaw, if you're reading this, please make different sizes and I will high recommend your products to all of my art friends in the industry!
Next time I need anything even resembling your products I know where I'll be buying it! Thanks.
I have seen this folio for the first time a few years ago and I came regularly to this site to admire it, but I have always known that it's too expensive and I just cannot afford it. But finally month ago I have earned enough money and decided to fulfill one of my greatest wishes.
I have chosen Tweed Yorkshire Pudding, which looked exactly like I would expected - combination of warm shades of brown and beige, and Condura Clay Binding which merged with tweed nicely.
I could not even sleep properly all 19 days it took the package to arrive across the ocean to Europe, but when I finally unpacked my folio, it was of the saddest days of my life.
While Condura Clay Binding looked exactly as on the display of my laptop, Tweed otherwise was much darker than displayed, making that combination look ridiculous. But what is even worse: Tweed Yorkshire Pudding was purple. PURPLE! No warm shades of brown and beige I have seen during creating my folio, which are so typical for the Yorkshire Pudding meal. But instead it was combination of beige, dark brown and purple. I guess that you in San Francisco probably add blueberries to your pudding and cook it much longer than we do in Europe.
On the other hand, I tried to put my journal and stuff inside and it fits really well, it is neither too big nor too small. Writing into the journal inside open folio is also very comfortable, no matter whether it lies on table or your knees.
It is just too bad that it looks so awfully purple that I cannot even take it to the public. All I could think about it now is throwing it to the garbage. I have not been so disappointed for years.