Holding thoughts, song lyrics, poems, and ideas, notebooks often become cherished possessions and provide the perfect medium to create, reflect or dream. But Oregon-based Bull & Stash aims to make the relationship between owner and notebook even more special and transform the way people use notebooks. “We believe well crafted products can pass down meaningful sentiment through generations, however, well crafted ideas have the power to influence many generations to come,” says Bull & Stash.
We believe well crafted products can pass down meaningful sentiment through generations, however, well crafted ideas have the power to influence many generations to come
Passionate about leather and driven by a desire to provide high quality tools designed to encourage creativity, the company has created The Stash – a refillable, thick oiled leather notebook that is meant to last a lifetime. The simple and elegant design is backed by a well thought out manufacturing process that relies on traditional craftsmanship and premium quality materials to provide a lifetime of use. The company proudly makes the notebooks in the US. The free range American cow hides are exported to Santa Croce in Northern Italy where a family-run tannery, now run by the fourth generation, dyes the leather to lend it the distinct features of a hand crafted product. The American-made Chicago screws can be easily twisted off when the time comes to replace full pages with new ones, and the company offers four types of refillable paper, to suit any need: blank, lined, grid, and dot grid. Just like the ideas they are meant to hold, the leather covers are unique; they feature gorgeous textures and subtle variations of brown tones, with the minimalist design enhancing the beauty of the natural material further. But more importantly, The Stash and the smaller travel version are designed to age with the owner and become treasured items that are one of a kind, reminding of many moments of inspiration and bearing the marks of a life well-lived. Images courtesy of Bull & Stash.