The Moleskine Wallet
We kinda start acting like little kids who’ve eaten too much sugar when we see interesting carry hacks. It’s so rad to see people start hacking and tweaking to create something that suits their lifestyle. We just stumbled across this latest one, where a friend (Chato Aganza) had started customising his Moleskine to be his fulltime wallet.
Being the Art Director at Surfing Magazine, Chato spends a lot time sketching out and jotting down ideas in his Moleskines. So as you’d imagine, carrying around a Moleskine, digital camera, phone, keys, wallet, etc there’s a chance you going to get weighed down by everything and start to walk with a funny limp.
With the idea of carrying less on his mind, Chato took a pocket sized Moleskine and has thrown his keycards and cash in the back section (the area that has that neat little flap) and taped his security door card (for work) on the inside of the front cover. Yes, not groundbreaking stuff so far, Chato has only just started his customisation.
The next step, which is yet to be finished, involves the sticking of around ten pages together in the back of the book. Why? Two reasons. One, to create little card pockets for easy access to regular used cards. This will be done by cutting slits in between the ten pages and then sewing/sticking the pages together to create a pocket. Two, much like those old bibles you see that have had the pages cut away for a small bottle of whiskey to sit in, Chato is going to cut away a place for his pen. Thus getting rid of the bulge the pen delivers and creates a nice flat Moleskine that sits in your pocket all snug…
Pretty neat huh!? Which leads us to our next question, have any of you guys got some amazing hacks you want to share??