Well, this afternoon, my Knitting Buddy and I were at the Bondi Markets to collect a prior purchase (that's quite another story!) so we had a lovely wander around the stalls. I was distracted by one that had a big box of leather bound notebooks with a sale sign on it...are we surprised? Of course not! KB was fairly vocal in her efforts to remind me that I'd already done enough spending for one afternoon, and that she's been briefed to remind me frequently when we're out to think before indulging in a shopping free for all...so I reined myself in - comforting myself with the fact that I do actually have a baby leather notebook that I believe may have come from these same people - it lives in the miniature leather satchel I carry as a handbag, which was a gift from Sixteen a while back.
Anyway, have a look at the lovely display - there are big books and little books, photo albums and sketch books - all bound in lovely soft leather that fastens with elastic straps or long leather thonging that you tie. They're beautifully tactile, and - seriously - when you pick one up, it's very hard to put it down again!
The company is called Boheme and you can check out their website here, and they're a regular presence at many of the markets around Sydney, and the girls today said they're always at Bondi. You can buy online, but then you miss the fun of picking them up and having to make a decision about which one! Of course, if you do decide to buy one or three, you could also purchase one of the range of lovely leather bags available to carry them away in...
Here's a close up pic so you can see some more of the detail on a few of the medium sized books - carry around with you in your backpack or large handbag size: