Made in Australia using Italian fine art paper and traditional English library buckram, our archival-quality journals are timeless keepsakes that will help you preserve your story—forever. Each journal is individually handcrafted by experienced craftsmen in a family-owned bindery in Melbourne, and every journal is filled with heartfelt prompts to inspire you to capture your story in words. We envision our journals becoming a treasured possession not only for yourself, but also for your loved ones—a keepsake to be passed from one generation to the next. You can read more about our journals here.
Our first journal, Write Your Heart Out, is our flagship journal. Inspired by our Life:Captured Project, this timeless keepsake is filled with everyday journaling prompts to help you preserve your story in 2017. The journal has 180 pages, and every page has a prompt. We plan to release two of these journals every year, so that those who prefer to journal on a daily basis can do so. Write Your Heart Out comes in five classic colours—black, green, grey, navy, and white—and we have a limited number of journals in each colour. If you pre-order your journal before 11 December, we will ship your journal on 13 December.
The making of our journals
We flew down to Melbourne so that we could personally see our first journals being trimmed, sewn, stamped, and bound. It was an experience that neither of us will ever forget. We are incredibly grateful to be partnering with the team at Whites Law, who have helped us turn our dream into a reality. If you have a spare moment, make a cup of tea, sit down in your favourite chair, press play, and journey with us into the beautiful world of bookbinding. You can read more about the journals here.
We care about doing things the right way. We care about being responsible in the way we conduct our business. We care about honouring the true cost of making something beautiful. We care about making a difference in every way we can. We may not get everything right in the beginning, but we promise to keep getting better at it. Read more about this here.
It was an idea for a workshop that brought us together. From there, we started teaching classes online, created design templates, and published articles and stories that we hoped would inspire others in their memory-keeping endeavours. Then came the Life:Captured Project. And now, here we are. Embarking on the next chapter of our journey...
(Forest image above by Joshua Mikhaiel. Used with permission.)