Category Archives: Van Der Spek

Van der Spek Codex Standard

The Van der Spek Codex was introduced by the small Dutch family company back in January 2016 it was initially available in A5 and A6 sizes.

The Codex has been designed with the Hobonichi bound planner primarily, but any bound planner of these sizes will work. The Codex is a Custom Hand Made item and it is available in a large range of colours and leather finishes. Here are a selection of them.

The A5 and A6 were joined by the Codex Standard, this is for the Hobonichi Weeks size of planner (186x96mm) like the other two sizes it is a custom hand made to order item again with the huge range of leather choices.

There are a limited number of custom options you can add to your order in the form of clap closures, pen loops, book marks, and if you want further customisation just contact Petra and I’m sure she will be able to satisfy your specific design requirements.

Petra and the team recently introduced a number of designs improvements to the Codex and it really is a great design with the benefit of superb leatherwork and impeccable customer service, you should be considering the Van der Spek Codex to be the home for your Hobonichi Weeks.

Available to order today at Van der Spek the makers of not just the Codex but also the Nomad Travellers Notebook covers and their full range of ring bound organisers as well.

Thank you to Petra Van der Spek for the sample photographs


Van der Spek ‘Touch Me’ Nomad

The Van der Spek Nomad has been around now for coming up for two years. Last year Van der Spek introduced the same design but in the mass produced Touch Me range using five new buffalo leathers sourced in France. The Touch Me Model is the complete design with a full range of pockets and with a pen loop as well.

The leather is great and it is soft and very supple and hard wearing. I have an organiser made out of the Tabac (2nd from the right) and it has not suffered at all from every day use.

Van der Spek NOMAD size is compatible with 210 x 110 mm size inserts and comes with 4 equal length elastics


The interior design is as follows:

  • Left hand side: 1 full height slip pocket | 2 vertical credit card pockets | 2 horizontal slip pockets.
  • Right hand side: 1secretarial flap | 1 horizontal slip pocket | elasticated leather pen loop

Here are the names of the five leather colours.

And now the best bit… for 24 hours there is a limited offer on the Touch Me Nomad.

You can of course order a custom model and pick and choose which options you have, including a vast range of interior and exterior leathers. And other sizes as well. See the Van der Spek website for details of the Custom Nomads




Van der Spek Touch Me Nomad

Van der Spek in the Netherlands have just released their Nomad Travellers Notebook in the Touch Me range. These along with their organisers are ready made and available now with no waiting time.

The Touch Me Nomad comes in five colours and in the standard size to take 210mm x 110mm booklets.

Touch Me Colours

L-R Black, Grey-Blue, French Blue, Tabac, Menthe

The Nomad is made in nice durable buffalo leather made in France.

Left hand side: 1 full height slip pocket | 2 vertical creditcard pockets | 2 horizontal slip pockets. Right hand side: 1 secretarial flap | 1 horizontal slip pocket | elasticated leather pen loop. 

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For full details on prices and availability please go to the Van der Spek website.

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