Posts made in September, 2016


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” —Jawaharlal Nehru Nepali Trekker Leather Journals, handmade in Nepal with non-tree Lokta paper by Kathmandu Valley Co. The paper is Handcrafted on the slopes of the Himalayan Mountains. The pulp from the lokta bush strips is spread by hand over boxed screens and set to...

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“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” —Earl Nightingale Don’t Let Fear Hold you Back You are meant to learn, grow, and to explore. Don’t let fear hold you back, or it might keep you from beautiful places. Record your accomplishments, your travels, your...

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“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants and trees—should be your teacher.” -Morihei Ueshiba Record your life lessons, thoughts and dreams in the Eco Batik Leaf Journal Made in Nepal with handmade Lokta Paper, a non-tree, renewable...

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Discover Your Path and Record the Journey Everyone’s path is different. Each person’s journey takes different turns and presents mountains and twisting caverns that can strengthen and deepen one’s resolve and understanding of the world at large. Track your path in our Nepali Pathfinder Rustic Leather...

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Deforestation is a Major Problem “Swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year.” (Source: National Geographic) It’s estimated that each person in the United States uses 749 pounds (340kg) of paper every year. That’s not limited to just plain computer paper. Think of all the paper, and tree-based products sitting around you right now. There’s probably a lot. Throw Away Culture Much of the problem...

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A Saved Conversation Saves History We know many figures from history because of the letters they left behind. John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and many others expressed themselves through letters, many of the letters survived to today and provide wonderful insight into the time and place that these individuals lived. You write letters everyday too. Whether by email, Facebook post, blog post, or text message, you write letters. The...

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Celebrating the birthday of the creator of the ballpoint pen, we thought it appropriate to give a shoutout to its creator László József Bíró (Born September 29, 1899). It seems like the ballpoint pen has been around forever, but it’s actually much newer than you might think. Nepali Companion Notebook pictured with a Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen When the Ballpoint Pen was Invented László József Bíró was born in Budapest, Hungary, in...

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