Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Note to Self

Author of Note to self, Alex Ostrowski, says he created the book because "Every now and then I am struck with a refreshing clarity of head, a lovely moment in which I can see a thought so plainly that it offers me a simpler perspective on things. I try to write them down but usually lose the note - hence this rather large book of tear-out posters! Each one is designed to help me remember something which I usually forget from day-to-day."

Unfortunately the book is sold out, but you can create your own notes to self. The next time you have an amazing idea...write it down...and no, I don't mean on the back of a crumbled receipt that winds up getting washed with your jeans. Been there! Here's to writing down self-motivating thoughts to get you through the day.

32 comments:

Stephanie said...

I *heart* Alex Ostrowski ... each one of his projects is more whimsical and wonderful than the last.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I have to write everything down.....then I run through my little book later on for inspiration!

Joanna Goddard said...

love.

That Girl Designs said...

Always a good idea! I love the first one because it is so true.

Jan said...

Cute idea for a great self motivator.

Leah said...

simply, i love.

thevintagechair said...

so cute! Love your blog, by the way!

Songy said...

fabulous notebook. too bad.. I'll have to bookmark this new find then won't I!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love these! Notes are what I live by... my desk is covered... only they are things to do... and not FUN things to do... sigh... note to self give myself a break!

Karen said...

These are great...I have tons of post-it notes all over the place with little reminders and bits of inspiration...a collection of posters would be much neater :)

Robin said...

So kicking myself for not thinking of this first! I love it.

heidi said...

I love his stuff!

Graziella said...

this is great! love it!

Maya said...

Great way to store affirmations, love it.

jess gonacha said...

so fantastic. i also love that rainbow on the wall in the bottom photo! i bet he's a fun guy to be around. :)

ThePeachTree said...

You always find the BEST stuff!!!

nadia said...

This is great!

Claire, said...

That is a wonderful book! I can see why it's sold out.

Krissy said...

bummer it's sold out! It's a brilliant idea :)

design for mankind. said...

Ooooh I love this idea-- and it's so well executed! :)

Laura said...

Lovely graphics! The idea reminds me of these posters from orange beautiful.

please sir said...

Yeah they do - thanks for the link!

megan said...

these are great--i totally needed some nice notes to self today, and i love ostrowski's reasons for creating the book. thank you for sharing!

Jules said...

i love this idea!i'm going to try and remember to do this!

Chris said...

What a wonderful idea. I like to draw happy stick figure notes to my friends and husband all the time, especially when they're feeling bummed. I should start writing positive notes to myself and just wallpaper my cube at work, where I need the encouragement the most!

I did make a happiness diagram note to myself though. I was having a really bad day, and I was super depressed about my job. So I thought I'd make a visual of all the things I love and that make me happy. I'm up to five Post-It notes already and growing (http://reverieblog.blogspot.com
/2008/07/stick-figure-notes.html).

Great idea all around!

mary said...

I love this! I would love to buy it...

Mary said...

Love it. Love your blog.

sherri said...

Love it - and love the tear out poster idea for that book.

sarahelizabeth said...

Very cool. Love your blog :)

Camille said...

These are great and they would definitely be more fun than the zillion stick-its I have around my house.

aimee said...

I LOVE THIS!

she like electric said...

Yes. I have my own little note to self book but it's falling apart. I should do a little diy myself.

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