Paradigm /ˈperəˌdīm/: is a typical example or pattern of something.

Just a little bit of writing each day is meaningful and easy to do. The Paradigm Journal contains a prompt on each page and is designed to help you or a loved one tell their story, one day at a time. Before you know it, you’ll have a written legacy.

Fill it with more refills for endless writing. 

    • About the Paradigm Leather Journal

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    • Manufacturer: Rustico
    • SKU: BK0216-0002-P1
    • Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
    • Holds a 5" x 8.125" sized notebook
    • 90-day Paradigm Insert - Series 1 Vol 1 (included)
    • Elastic Strap closure
    • Made from top-grain cowhide
    • Leather Care

    • Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.
    • Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!
    • Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleaner for additional leather cleaning and conditioning.
    • Gift Wrapping

    • Each piece is carefully wrapped with eco-friendly FSC Certified tissue paper in a sturdy kraft box filled with crinkle paper and 100% jute twine. See an example
    • Personalizations

    • Personalizations are laser engraved in Garamond Bold font. See some examples

    Shipping Policy

  • To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. Please refer to the stated production batch date listed on the product page for handmade items for an accurate idea of when handmade items will ship. We typically ship orders that do not include a handmade item, such as pens and accessories, within 1 to 3 business days.
  • International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout, either USPS or UPS International. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and MAY be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.
  • Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen.
  • If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.
  • Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Great Idea, but notebook needs some work

First off, the leather from Rustico is excellent. The only problem with this specific notebook (and mine could have been a lemon) was that several pages came loose from the binding after opening the notebook. The pages of the actual notebook are very stiff and the binding has a tendency to rip the paper. Other than that small issue, it’s a great product.

Jury is still out.

I like to break in a product like this before I give it a full on review. I just got it 12/25/17. First blush is great leather cover and will break in to look great over time. Like the size too. Not sure how elastic closure will hold up over time though. Seems a little chintzy for the price of the journal. I'm being hard on this because that's just me. I have bought products from another company that sells bombproof high quality products. I was expecting the same from Rustico and it just doesn't measure up so far especially at the price point of almost $40.00. I also purchased the copper bottle and would give that a 3.5 star rating. Love the look and feel. The rubber gasket at top of bottle is very cheap and bulges out if you tighten it one quarter turn too much. I may swap out gasket for a more durable one. Again I like to bring products on adventures to be able to truly give a review. Maybe I'll up the rating once I live with them for a bit on the road. Here's to outstanding adventures in 2018 and bringing Rustico with me!

Great Journal

Nice quality. The color is good and true to the picture. Would recommend!

Good Jump Start for a Novice Scribe

Received as a gift in jan ‘17 and it hasn’t left my side. A few refills later and I’m wanting more. The Physical size and feel of the journal makes it comforting. It allows me to feel safe within its pages. A great gift. Waiting on refill volumes 3-4

Thank you for the great review Greg, we're working hard on publishing the next volume. Stay tuned.
My Weirdest Quirk

This was the random page my Paradigm opened to. I never start a journal at the beginning, so this one is perfect! I write the date up top, then can look back & read what was going on in the puzzle of my mind through time, in my way, with prompts that spark me at that moment. I can’t wait to have a full collection of these! This Paradigm has been in my hands a short time, but it’s loved and used and already well traveled!

Thanks for the review and the pics Bobbie! Thrilled you love it as much as we do :-)