Skip to main content

The Moleskine that thinks it's a mini photo studio

There's no denying that us creatives love our Moleskines (opens in new tab). And being creatives, some of us can't resist the tempation to do creative things to transform its usefulness beyond simple sketching and note-taking.

Take Barcelona agency Honest and Smile. They've taken the popular notebook and transformed it into a brand new product that puts a mini photo studio in the palm of your hand.

What began life as a limited edition wooden contraption that allowed you to film both sides of a conversation using a single iPhone has now been reborn as the AbracadabrApp (opens in new tab). Which is slightly confusing, because it's not a digital app at all. (The agency describes it as an "analogue app", although we're not sure that makes it any clearer.) Basically, it's a modified Moleskine notebook featuring a slot to hold your iPhone, a re-positionable mirror, and a small collection of tinted analog colour filters.

By positioning the mirror, you can capture two perspectives in the same shot, whilst still being able to fold it up into an easy to pocket notebook. At $38, the AbracadabrApp is a pretty great deal, seeing as you can also use it as a regular Moleskine too.

moleskin pad

moleskin photo

You can purchase an AbracadabrApp over on Etsy (opens in new tab).

Like this? Read these!

Have you seen designers doing creative things with their Moleskines? Let us know in the comments box below!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.