I have been eyeing up Chroma Stationary's bespoke notebooks for quite some time now, so was delighted when I finally received my very own little package through the door the other week. If you haven't heard of Chroma, I urge you to take a peek at their website! I have long been a stationary fiend, way back since school age; my Mum and I would always go shopping for new folders, pencil cases, pretty pens and anything else I could convince her to buy me before beginning a new school term - I think that was usually the highlight of my Summer holidays! (Ok that sounds like I had a very pathetic childhood...I didn't, at all...I just really, really love stationary!) Anyway, the obsession has continued well into Adulthood, except now I've swapped love hearts, cats & the crème de la crème of my generations stationary - the 'Friends' pencil case (yup, you know the one I'm talking about), for more chic, minimal and luxe designs. As many other Bloggers will know, it's generally a rule of thumb to have a notebook (or 5) permanently attached to us, because one never knows just when inspiration may strike, so I am always on the lookout for newbies to add to my growing collection.
Chroma's intriguing and unique concept was born after the founder, Gabi Cox, felt dissatisfied with the array of notebooks available on the market that wouldn't break the bank. Chroma's ethos revolves around colour and how different colours can trigger so many emotions and memories. Currently, there are 20 different colours of notebooks available and each colour is named after a special person in the founders life, and each of the three ranges are named after a memorable place - I think this idea is so lovely and very refreshing to see. It makes the selection process much more personal to the buyer, with the ability to have full control over the design from the colour, style of book, words, size and font of the embossing which comes in gold, silver and white.
I chose a non spiral design from the 'Nebraska perfect bound' range in 'Meredith', a sleek grey hue, and opted for one of my favourite Chanel quotes, 'every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway' to be embossed in gold italic on the front. I love the whole array of colours and will definitely be placing more orders and stocking up on Chroma products in the future, but the grey really stood out for me as chic and elegant and fits right in with my work space. I am yet to write in my beautiful book yet, as I want to keep it especially for well thought out blog ideas - most of my notebooks are full of scrawled writing I can barely read myself and lots of crossings out - I want the inside of my Chroma notebook to be as perfect as the outside!
These little beauties would make a perfect gift for someone - especially as you can have absolutely anything you want embossed onto the front, adding that all important personal touch. Oh and I forgot to mention the best part, they are so affordable at only £8.50 - that's cheaper than most Paperchase notebooks and you'll own something completely unique to you!