Brand As Matchmaker: Moleskine Marketplace
The new Artist Marketplace lets users buy and sell customized notebooks.
The Moleskine Artist Marketplace is an online community, currently in beta, where people can buy and sell customized Moleskine notebooks. Artists use the authentic Moleskine notebooks as their blank canvas, create a unique design for the cover, and then sell it to a customer. Payments are made using Paypal, and notebooks are shipped out directly from the designer to the buyer.
There are a large number of techniques used to customize the covers, which you can explore on the site. Adhesive, carved, collage, embroidered, painted, recycled, sketched, and many other ways to create a one-of-a-kind notebook. You can search by technique, the type of notebook, and the occasion if you are buying it for a gift. A keyword search or the ability to search for notebooks by theme would be a useful addition. There is also a ‘Meet the artists' page on the website where you can view the profiles of those who have submitted notebook designs and ‘like' them.