We're not sure how we've went this long without mentioning it, but we live and die by our Moleskine notebooks. You can call us bandwagon-riding hipsters if you want, but these things are terrific. Our new favorite model is the Pocket Reporter Notebook ($11). It opens up like a journalist's notepad and features the classic black oilcloth-bound cover, durable thread-bound binding, and a handy elastic closure. And hell, if they were good enough for Hemingway and van Gogh, then they're surely good enough for us hacks.