LindeDesigns

Leather journals, notebooks, gift tags, miniature books

Utrecht, The Netherlands · 52 Sales

LindeDesigns

Leather journals, notebooks, gift tags, miniature books

Utrecht, The Netherlands 52 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(11)
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Melanie

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Announcement   Browse the shelves for unique hand bound journals, jotters and miniature books. All of my books are one of a kind. New items are listed regularly, so please add my shop to your favourites to find out when new creations have been added. By subscribing to my Facebook page or Instagram you'll get to see sneak peeks and behind the scenes photo's.

https://www.facebook.com/Linde-Designs-264545996995852/
https://www.instagram.com/melvdlinde/

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

Browse the shelves for unique hand bound journals, jotters and miniature books. All of my books are one of a kind. New items are listed regularly, so please add my shop to your favourites to find out when new creations have been added. By subscribing to my Facebook page or Instagram you'll get to see sneak peeks and behind the scenes photo's.

https://www.facebook.com/Linde-Designs-264545996995852/
https://www.instagram.com/melvdlinde/

Melanie

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Melanie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11)
Tymofiy Maslyuchenko

Tymofiy Maslyuchenko on Jan 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Sketchbook looks very good. Thanks! And I received it exactly on Christmas Eve :-)

sofilafon

sofilafon on Sep 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much for the beautiful handmade notebook! It was custom made and everything about it is just perfect: the arrangement of the different leathers, the stitching and dying of the paper! It's just so beautiful. Very talented artist and communication was a breeze. It also came it a very nice package and included a handmade tag and a little personal note. All in all it felt more like receiving a gift from a close friend than a purchase from half around the world ;-)Thanks again Melanie!

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About

My journey to the art of bookbinding

My name is Melanie, and I'm the creator of Linde Designs. I'm a graphic design student and a self-taught bookbinder based in The Netherlands.

I have always had a passion for books, old ones in particular. It started when my mom read Roald Dahl and other children's books to me when I was young.
When I joined art school, I was looking for the perfect workbook to keep my progress in. After looking for a while I still hadn't found one that met my needs. They were either to small or not durable enough. so I decided to make my own out of leather. Since I don't like my background paper to be white (I've put mostly photo's in it) I stained the pages with tea.

There are days when bookbinding is more of a craft, others when it is simply an art. I equally value both sides of it. Bookbinding is never boring. I've been making books before, but I started making leather journals in 2009. I've opened up my Etsy shop in September 2011, but due to illness it was closed most of the time till 2015.

The name of my shop is part of my surname. Linde is the Dutch word for a Linden tree. I also love to be outside, nature has always been a great inspiration for me. Other than bookbinding, I love analog photography, especially very old camera's.
I also work at Grafisch Atelier Hilversum, a workplace full of antique (and working!) graphic presses and old wood and lead letters.

I gift wrap all my books by hand before sending each on their journey, whether it be down the street or to the other side of the world. Due to the materials I use every book is unique. I keep a scratch map of the world, every time I sell a book to a new country I can scratch that one. Please help me scratch off the entire world. It is an amazing feeling to be able to share handmade with others across the globe!

I love to break the boundaries of traditional bookbinding. At the moment I am trying to take a step forward and explore new sides of creating books. Currently I've started a project to make 1 book of each binding I can find - the list is 26 books long now. As a graphic designer I've collaborated on books with writers, illustrators and photographers - I enjoy doing collaborations for artist books and any kind of art project that would challenge my creativity!

Please take your time looking around my Etsy store and enjoy!

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    Owner, Graphic Design Student, Self Thought Bookbinder

    Hello! I'm Melanie. I'm a graphic design student, I love analog photography, old unique things and more.

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

If you'd like more than the amount listed for sale in the item, please contact me prior to buying the item(s). A lot of items can be made in bulk.

Custom and personalized orders

Please send me a message if you'd like a custom item. There are many options, including: custom sizes, paper colors, kinds / colors of leather and binding methods.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I gift wrap all journals, books and jotters. Small items will not be gift wrapped. If you'd like me to gift wrap the small items or if certain items need to be wrapped together, please send me a message directly after purchase or tell me in the message to seller upon checkout. If you'd like me to include a message or send to a different address than you listed in your Easy account, please let me know in the message to seller.

Sizing details

All sizes of every item are described in the listing (both in cm and inches). If you'd like a different size please contact me prior to buying the item.

Shipping and upgrade options

All items will be shipped from The Netherlands (Europe).

All items will be shipped with Post NL International (Domestic for The Netherlands).

All items will be shipped with standard post. You can find shipping upgrade options (such as track and trace) in your card at checkout.

I will send your package to the address listed with ETSY unless you tell me otherwise. Please make sure that the correct address is listed as refunds will not be issued because an address wasn't confirmed during checkout.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any duties and customs charges that may be incurred on international orders.

If your package is lost or damaged

If your package appears to be damaged by the postal services, you have to fill in a report at your post in the moment you receive your package, and send me a scanned copy of the file, in order to start the insurance procedure.

You will receive a refund if the package is lost, or if possible I'll send a replacement for your order.

Conditions of return

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me as soon as possible.

Acceptable returns must be sent out with tracking and delivery confirmation within 14 business days of receipt in save packaging. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the returned item and not before it is received by me. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Shipping costs and return shipping costs are non-refundable.

If an address does not accept/pick up a package and the order is shipped back to me, a buyer covers repeat shipping costs.

Cancellations

Sorry, I can't accept cancellations, because I usually ship the same day, often within a view hours. The items would've already be shipped to you before you cancel the order. If you have any questions about your order please send me a message immediately after your purchase, so I can see what I can do for you if I haven't already shipped the order.

Contact

You can reach me via the Etsy message system or via e-mail: melanie@melvdlinde.nl.

I'll contact buyers via the Etsy message system. If you don't get any answer after several tries, I'll try the e-mail address Etsy provided me.