It is not as easy as it looks to find the right journal for all your practical and aesthetic needs. You could peruse through all the stationery shops and aisle and not find what you are looking for.
But a perfect anything is not necessarily found, it is created. Young creators Nadja Castillo and Enan Juniosa set out to achieve this with their range of handcrafted notebooks named Alunsina Handbound Books. They used a combination of DIY materials as cover such as hand dyed batik, tinalak and yakan textiles. For bigger journals, they use genuine cow hide leather.
Alunsina Handbound Books utilizes Coptic binding technique for bookbinding using needle and thread to stitch paper bundles in a manner such that the journal papers flip 360 degree. This non-adhesive book-binding method was first used in 2nd Century AD by Christians in Egypt.
We could look at these products all day long and not get tired.