For many of us, having a trusty notebook nearby is essential for peak productivity. Whether it’s a brilliant new idea or a simple list, there’s something uniquely satisfying about putting pen to paper. Always one to think outside the box when it comes to everyday items, Nendo has designed a minimalist notebook for memorable moments. The Tab Note’s crisp white pages and softly-hued cover encourage users to fill it with words and items that are meaningful to them. Clever perforations along the seam and on the side of the pages allow for separation of content and creation of specific indexes in lieu of unsightly stick on tabs.
Nendo is a Japanese design studio with an extensive body of work spanning furniture, objects, lighting, installations and more. They’ve collaborated with the best in those industries including Kartell, Cappellini and Flos to name a few. The Tab Note was designed for Smaller Objects, whose focus is on simple items to enhance a home or lifestyle. Their collection is tightly curated and proves that every object, no matter its size, can be well-designed and cherished.
The Tab Note has been constructed in the style of traditional Japanese bookbinding, with a subtle white thread that binds its pages neatly. The tear out pages are perfect for a range of purposes; artists and designers are able to transform sketches into finished prints, while those with a penchant for cooking can easily sort and share their recipe ideas. The lack of excessive details puts the focus directly on the users’ work and acts as a beautiful way to create, sort and share ideas.