The Onion Skin Journal

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The ONION skin journal collection

  • The Traveller's Onion Skin Journal
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  • The Ouroboros Onion Skin Journal
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  • Vintage Stationery Set
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  • Notepad made with Onion Skin Paper
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OUR STORY

ONION SKIN PAPER

The first task was picking a paper that held character and heart. She thought back to simpler times when writing letters was an act of bravery. She thought of the letters written between lovers from across oceans durign war times. After some research she discovered that the paper used was an elusive paper called Onion Skin Paper that has all but vanished from production.

It's quality of slight transculency evokes the feeling of a continuous stream of conciousness that is being absorbed by the paper.

Made of 100% wood pulp, this thin paper is surprisingly strong and won't leak through, making it fountain pen and paint friendly.

As the journal is used, this crisp paper, over time develops a limp, almost cockled quality to it's finish- as though, throughout it's journey with you, it is also, growing, changing and alchemizing.

MADE IN AMERICA

Knowing that we wanted the journal made in America, we were turned down by eight companies that produced books. They claimed Onion Skin Paper was too difficult to work with and wouldn't work in their modern machines. That is when we found Anthony in Miami. Working beside his father and son, the three men create these books using turn of the century book making machinery and their own bare hands.

We speak with the bookmakers almost every week, and have a beautiful relationship based on the heart. This love is manifest in the love with which these books are made. And you can feel it.

Smyth Sewn and Lays Flat

Smythe sewn is a durable centuries old book binding technique. This type of binding was specifically chosen for it's ability to allow for our books to lay-flat when writing. No more cheap glue, or curved books. How are you supposed to vibe out like Ernest Hemingway that way?

Pages are carefully hand-folded into signatures and then sewn together. This traditional book making technique is rarely found in the journal world and allows for our books to hold 224 pages

Brown Paper Packing tied up with String

Each book is hand wrapped, making it an excellent gift to send directly to those you love.

i dreamed my world

It's all in the details, from "rebirth" logo symbolism to the very page.  This journal embodies and captures the beauty of a journey within the pages of our soul. Like an onion, my thoughts and ideas are seen layered upon each other collectively secure with a sewn spine and only I, or those I choose,  can peel back or see-through the pages of my beautiful mind. 

Liliana Salazar~Fashion Designer

The onion skin journal, used by Hemingway Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo used to paint the Sistine chapel, Wayne Gretzky used to score all of his goals, and nine out of 10 doctors recommend.

My Brother (Ignore him)

P.S. I really like The Onion Skin Journal paper. It makes me want to write more, even when I have nothing to say.

Fan Man
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