[BKxTSL Cover] NUNOUS // Celestite (A5)

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[TSLxBK] Notebook Cover in A5 size is Baum-kuchen's original artifact made in collaboration with The Superior Labor.

This artifact was inspired by the desire to use our notebooks in everyday life and our appreciation for The Superior Labor's incredible craftsmanship. The cover can accommodate the regular A5 size notebooks such as Hobonichi Avec and MD Notebooks in A5 size. 

This Cover is especially unique because of its material, NUNOUS. NUNOUS is an upcycled material made of leftover fabric, which is a byproduct of Japanese fabric manufacturing. The leftover fabric is compressed into a cube, then sliced into thin pieces creating the marble effect of the NUNOUS material. 

The left inner panel features two-tiered vertical pockets to keep loose items that come in and out of our everyday. The right inner panel has a vertical leather pocket with a credit card size slit. On the leather, you will see an embossed "The Superior Labor" logo. 

Initially, the cover will fit the notebook like a new pair of jeans with slight tension. Over time, the canvas will get softer, and the leather will darken as it wears in. I hope you enjoy witnessing the cover grow with you over time. 

All materials are carefully sourced in Japan. They are made in The Superior Labor maker's studio in Okayama prefecture, turning an old elementary school into a unique workshop space. You can check out more photos of how their Engineer Shoulder Bag looks over time on our blog post: [Metamorphosis] The Superior Labor Shoulder Bag / new vs. + 2yrs.  

Our hope is whenever you open your notebook; it will be a reminder to keep living the life well lived and loved! 

      See: more Superior Labor

      Compatible Notebooks: 

      Material: leather, canvas, and brass
      Please be advised that the actual canvas color can vary slightly since each slice of NUNOUS is cut from a different part of the compressed cube. The canvas/paint color will also vary depending on your screen. 

      TSL artifacts are handmade with love and care by The Superior Labor in Okayama, Japan. The TSL team works diligently to honor leather as organic material, minimizing production waste. As a result, some TSL artifacts feature natural markings such as scars, blemishes, and wrinkles. We hope you enjoy all of the characters for many years ahead as leather ages and patinas.

      Designed by: Baum-kuchen in California in collaboration with The Superior Labor

      Made by: The Superior Labor in Okayama, Japan

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