& upwards

2023 diaries
new collection

sea | land | street

feat. Kinsale-based photographer Matthew O Donovan


custom made

order a batch of custom notebooks for retail, promo or corportate gifts.
badly made books are

handmade with machines

& printed w/restraint

on recycled paper

in small batches

in Cork city.

b.m.b. diaries

stay organised for 2023 with one of our week-per-page or week-to-view diaries.

minimum 75% recycled and printed with rice-oil based inks.

sea | land | street

this new collection features the imagery of Kinsale based photographer Matthew O Donovan whose images of misty Irish days compliments our textured paper and our principle to print with restraint


sometimes less is more and simplicity the hardest thing to come by

our new range of copybooks are not very complicated

its simply a 32 page processor

made in Cork
high-quality, low-impact, Irish-made stationery
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badly made books
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