Take Note

Doodling, musing, writing, or waxing poetic? Jot it all down in the The Sorta. This notebinder is sort of a love child between a notebook and a 3 ringed binder. Small and nimble, it lets you easily add, remove, and organize papers with a patent pending springback spine instead of clacking, pinchy rings. Maker David Yoon of Yoon & Co, created this adaptable notebook so you can brainstorm without the glaring distraction of electronic screens or the wasted time of fumbling for phones and passwords. Have an idea? A to-do list? Write it down. Right now. Then move and arrange the pages however you'd like. It’s like an analog version of a digital cut and paste edit. Pick from blue, black, orange or gray cloth or a soft black leatherette. Each Sorta comes with graph, lined, and unlined paper, all made from recycled materials. And take note, it’s fabricated right in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A..

The Sorta

Adaptive Notebooks

Take Note

Doodling, musing, writing, or waxing poetic? Jot it all down in the The Sorta. This notebinder is sort of a love child between a notebook and a 3 ringed binder. Small and nimble, it lets you easily add, remove, and organize papers with a patent pending springback spine instead of clacking, pinchy rings. Maker David Yoon of Yoon & Co, created this adaptable notebook so you can brainstorm without the glaring distraction of electronic screens or the wasted time of fumbling for phones and passwords. Have an idea? A to-do list? Write it down. Right now. Then move and arrange the pages however you'd like. It’s like an analog version of a digital cut and paste edit. Pick from blue, black, orange or gray cloth or a soft black leatherette. Each Sorta comes with graph, lined, and unlined paper, all made from recycled materials. And take note, it’s fabricated right in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A..
Handcrafted
Made in the USA
Sustainable Living

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • David
    David

    Well hello! I'm psyched to welcome you to the Sorta way of taking notes—one that is more spontaneous, flexible, and forgiving than traditional notebooks. Sortans typically find they take notes more frequently than they used to, because it's so easy to add, remove, and reorganize pages however you wish. I personally take mine everywhere and use it for to-dos, sketches, ukulele chords, and noting all those books, games, and movies I want to enjoy. How will you Sorta?

    I'm sure you must have questions, so ask me anything! A big part of Sorta's mission is to share workflows and productivity habits, and there's no single "correct" way to use a Sorta. So don't hold back—ask away!

    Dave

  • erika
    erika
    3/19/2014 12:24 PM

    I love this idea! Just wanted to make sure I understand this correctly - the only way to refill this notebook is with the Sorta Refile Packs? I can't just use any old scrap paper I have lying around?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @erika Thank you so much Erika! Sorta refills work best because they use a lighter stock and are creased to stay open better, but of course you can use whatever paper you want. The dimensions are 8.5 x 6 inches.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    If refills are only available from Sorta, how much are they and how many pages do you get? What size pages are they?

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @Leslie

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:31 PM

    @Leslie

    Sorry, saw the answer after posting...

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:36 PM

    @Leslie Hee no worries. You can buy a Sorta refill pack right here on The Grommet. Refills include three packs of paper, and each pack includes 25 sheets.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    3/19/2014 12:29 PM

    This is very interesting. What are the dimensions of the pages it will hold? How much thickness of paper?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @Ellen

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:31 PM

    @Ellen The pages are 8.5x6 inches, and the Sorta is designed to hold between 40-60 sheets. Thanks for your interest!

  • Gretchen
    Gretchen
    3/19/2014 12:38 PM

    I love this idea! Would it be possible to get 3 packs of blank paper instead of one lined and one graph?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:46 PM

    @Gretchen Of course! I'll make a note on your order when it appears.

  • Jon
    Jon
    3/19/2014 12:46 PM

    Hi Dave. I love this idea. Are there any plans to offer a full 8.5x11?

    Also, is the paper fountain pen friendly?

    Thanks. Jon

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:52 PM

    @Jon Great question! Lots of people have been asking for a letter-sized Sorta, and one will definitely be released after some retooling and real-world testing. I'm hoping within the next couple months.

    As for fountain pens, one customer (James R. in New York) had this to say:

    "I was surprised the thin paper takes fountain pen ink so well and glad I didn't have to swap it out for my own."

    Thanks for your interest, Jon!

  • Nadiyah
    Nadiyah
    3/19/2014 1:49 PM

    @David will you be offering additional colors for the leatherette besides black?

  • William
    William
    3/19/2014 12:58 PM

    Is customization offered (i.e. embossing) as shown in the video, or is it self-scustomiztion?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 1:06 PM

    @William The stamping shown in the video is for the Sorta notebook and its standard logos and stuff. I would love to offer custom-stamped covers in the near future!

  • John
    John
    3/19/2014 1:46 PM

    Hello Dave I just placed an order for my wife is there anyway to get just the lined paper please?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 2:11 PM

    @John Sure! I'll make a note. I see your order—John D, right?

    And thanks for your order!

  • John
    John
    3/19/2014 2:51 PM

    @David correct sir I am so excited i think my wife will love this!

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 1:53 PM

    I'm wondering how I would archive completed sets of drawings, writings, etc. Any suggestions from users or makers?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 2:13 PM

    @Karen That's a really, really great question. Every Sortan has their own archiving habits, be it a shoebox, a separate Sorta, or the recycle bin (ha!). I'm currently working on a simple way to let people easily file away old notes and store them somewhere.

    Speaking of which, how do you typically find yourself filing away things like old letters and wedding invitations? I bet Sorta notes could be filed away in a similar fashion.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 4:08 PM

    Hi David,

    LOVE the concept- sounds like a great solution for my day-to-day life!

    Do you have photos of "how it works"? Specifically what's between the covers?

    Thank you!

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:45 PM

    @Karen Thank you so much for the kind words! If you watch the video up above, it'll show you how the Sorta works. It's really simple! Between the covers there's endpapers with a space for your name and other goodies, and of course paper.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 5:14 PM

    @David Thanks, David-

    The video does not load, for some reason. Just a blank, black screen where clearly something informative and interesting should be.

    Assuming (dangerously) that I won't see the video - how does SORTA allow me to organize my "categories"?

    Thanks, again!

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 6:24 PM

    @Karen Ohhh I see. Well then, let me explain! :) The Sorta notebook has a special spine clamp that opens up when you bend the covers back onto themselves. This lets you rearrange pages however you want, in any order, sheet by sheet. All you have to is line them up and slide them back into the spine. The whole process takes just a few seconds. Hope this helps!

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/19/2014 4:13 PM

    Dave, This is very cool. Nice thinking. I may have to go this direction when my moleskine gets filled up. I really like this idea!

    David

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:36 PM

    @Guest Thanks so much! I personally have lots of love for Moleskine, which is just a great classic product. Sorta just suits the way I work better. Everyone's different!

  • Never
    Never
    3/19/2014 4:32 PM

    Hi David!

    I was trying to place an order and it shows a Orange version in the pictures but I don't see it as an available choice in the drop down box of selections. Is it still possible to purchase the Orange notebook? Also I was wondering if I could possibly get only lined paper since I have no need for plain or graph? Wonderful idea by the way!!

    Thank You so much for your help! ~N

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:46 PM

    @Never Thanks so much for the compliments! It looks like orange is sold out for today. More will appear on the site soon as I add inventory. Oh and I can of course get you lined paper only! I'll make a note once your order pops up.

  • Never
    Never
    3/19/2014 5:05 PM

    @David

    Thank You so very much!(By the way my order will show up as Brandy T) I will check back often to see if the Orange Sorta Notebook has been restocked. I'm really looking forward to purchasing one, this is going to make things so much easier! Thank You again for coming up with such a great idea! ~N

  • Laura
    Laura
    3/19/2014 7:10 PM

    Hi David! I am wondering about the line spacing on both the lined and the grid paper. Can you tell me what it is in millimeters? Even if all you can say is "narrow" "college" or "wide" that would be helpful, but actual spacing is best. Thanks!

  • Amily
    Amily
    3/19/2014 8:30 PM

    Any chance of a smaller version? I live by my little daily lists and notes of things to not forget. LOVE that they can be rearranged and bound up again - that major lacking of a spiral notepad is why I opt for a stack of little notepapers. A smaller version of your product would allow me to easily reorganize, move, or even drop the notes in my purse when I leave, but I would want it sized to a quarter sheet of 8.5x11 or even smaller if possible. What a great idea David, I really dig this Grommet.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/19/2014 11:04 PM

    how do you get refills and how much are they

  • Carla
    Carla
    3/19/2014 11:24 PM

    As a former auditor, I'm a true slave to documentation so I love this notebook! Do you think you'll be adding pages that can be used as tabs so that when I do reorganize my pages, I can place the tab to indicate where my notes on a specific topic are?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

The Sorta

Adaptive Notebooks

Take Note

Doodling, musing, writing, or waxing poetic? Jot it all down in the The Sorta. This notebinder is sort of a love child between a notebook and a 3 ringed binder. Small and nimble, it lets you easily add, remove, and organize papers with a patent pending springback spine instead of clacking, pinchy rings.

Maker David Yoon of Yoon
& Co, created this adaptable notebook so you can brainstorm without the glaring distraction of electronic screens or the wasted time of fumbling for phones and passwords. Have an idea? A to-do list? Write it down. Right now. Then move and arrange the pages however you'd like. It’s like an analog version of a digital cut and paste edit.

Pick from blue, black, orange or gray cloth or a soft black leatherette. Each Sorta comes with graph, lined, and unlined paper, all made from recycled materials. And take note, it’s fabricated right in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A..
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Sorta - Adaptive Notebinder
No longer available

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • David
    David

    Well hello! I'm psyched to welcome you to the Sorta way of taking notes—one that is more spontaneous, flexible, and forgiving than traditional notebooks. Sortans typically find they take notes more frequently than they used to, because it's so easy to add, remove, and reorganize pages however you wish. I personally take mine everywhere and use it for to-dos, sketches, ukulele chords, and noting all those books, games, and movies I want to enjoy. How will you Sorta?

    I'm sure you must have questions, so ask me anything! A big part of Sorta's mission is to share workflows and productivity habits, and there's no single "correct" way to use a Sorta. So don't hold back—ask away!

    Dave

  • erika
    erika
    3/19/2014 12:24 PM

    I love this idea! Just wanted to make sure I understand this correctly - the only way to refill this notebook is with the Sorta Refile Packs? I can't just use any old scrap paper I have lying around?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @erika Thank you so much Erika! Sorta refills work best because they use a lighter stock and are creased to stay open better, but of course you can use whatever paper you want. The dimensions are 8.5 x 6 inches.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    If refills are only available from Sorta, how much are they and how many pages do you get? What size pages are they?

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @Leslie

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    3/19/2014 12:31 PM

    @Leslie

    Sorry, saw the answer after posting...

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:36 PM

    @Leslie Hee no worries. You can buy a Sorta refill pack right here on The Grommet. Refills include three packs of paper, and each pack includes 25 sheets.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    3/19/2014 12:29 PM

    This is very interesting. What are the dimensions of the pages it will hold? How much thickness of paper?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:30 PM

    @Ellen

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:31 PM

    @Ellen The pages are 8.5x6 inches, and the Sorta is designed to hold between 40-60 sheets. Thanks for your interest!

  • Gretchen
    Gretchen
    3/19/2014 12:38 PM

    I love this idea! Would it be possible to get 3 packs of blank paper instead of one lined and one graph?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:46 PM

    @Gretchen Of course! I'll make a note on your order when it appears.

  • Jon
    Jon
    3/19/2014 12:46 PM

    Hi Dave. I love this idea. Are there any plans to offer a full 8.5x11?

    Also, is the paper fountain pen friendly?

    Thanks. Jon

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 12:52 PM

    @Jon Great question! Lots of people have been asking for a letter-sized Sorta, and one will definitely be released after some retooling and real-world testing. I'm hoping within the next couple months.

    As for fountain pens, one customer (James R. in New York) had this to say:

    "I was surprised the thin paper takes fountain pen ink so well and glad I didn't have to swap it out for my own."

    Thanks for your interest, Jon!

  • Nadiyah
    Nadiyah
    3/19/2014 1:49 PM

    @David will you be offering additional colors for the leatherette besides black?

  • William
    William
    3/19/2014 12:58 PM

    Is customization offered (i.e. embossing) as shown in the video, or is it self-scustomiztion?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 1:06 PM

    @William The stamping shown in the video is for the Sorta notebook and its standard logos and stuff. I would love to offer custom-stamped covers in the near future!

  • John
    John
    3/19/2014 1:46 PM

    Hello Dave I just placed an order for my wife is there anyway to get just the lined paper please?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 2:11 PM

    @John Sure! I'll make a note. I see your order—John D, right?

    And thanks for your order!

  • John
    John
    3/19/2014 2:51 PM

    @David correct sir I am so excited i think my wife will love this!

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 1:53 PM

    I'm wondering how I would archive completed sets of drawings, writings, etc. Any suggestions from users or makers?

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 2:13 PM

    @Karen That's a really, really great question. Every Sortan has their own archiving habits, be it a shoebox, a separate Sorta, or the recycle bin (ha!). I'm currently working on a simple way to let people easily file away old notes and store them somewhere.

    Speaking of which, how do you typically find yourself filing away things like old letters and wedding invitations? I bet Sorta notes could be filed away in a similar fashion.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 4:08 PM

    Hi David,

    LOVE the concept- sounds like a great solution for my day-to-day life!

    Do you have photos of "how it works"? Specifically what's between the covers?

    Thank you!

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:45 PM

    @Karen Thank you so much for the kind words! If you watch the video up above, it'll show you how the Sorta works. It's really simple! Between the covers there's endpapers with a space for your name and other goodies, and of course paper.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/19/2014 5:14 PM

    @David Thanks, David-

    The video does not load, for some reason. Just a blank, black screen where clearly something informative and interesting should be.

    Assuming (dangerously) that I won't see the video - how does SORTA allow me to organize my "categories"?

    Thanks, again!

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 6:24 PM

    @Karen Ohhh I see. Well then, let me explain! :) The Sorta notebook has a special spine clamp that opens up when you bend the covers back onto themselves. This lets you rearrange pages however you want, in any order, sheet by sheet. All you have to is line them up and slide them back into the spine. The whole process takes just a few seconds. Hope this helps!

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/19/2014 4:13 PM

    Dave, This is very cool. Nice thinking. I may have to go this direction when my moleskine gets filled up. I really like this idea!

    David

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:36 PM

    @Guest Thanks so much! I personally have lots of love for Moleskine, which is just a great classic product. Sorta just suits the way I work better. Everyone's different!

  • Never
    Never
    3/19/2014 4:32 PM

    Hi David!

    I was trying to place an order and it shows a Orange version in the pictures but I don't see it as an available choice in the drop down box of selections. Is it still possible to purchase the Orange notebook? Also I was wondering if I could possibly get only lined paper since I have no need for plain or graph? Wonderful idea by the way!!

    Thank You so much for your help! ~N

  • David
    David – Special Guest
    3/19/2014 4:46 PM

    @Never Thanks so much for the compliments! It looks like orange is sold out for today. More will appear on the site soon as I add inventory. Oh and I can of course get you lined paper only! I'll make a note once your order pops up.

  • Never
    Never
    3/19/2014 5:05 PM

    @David

    Thank You so very much!(By the way my order will show up as Brandy T) I will check back often to see if the Orange Sorta Notebook has been restocked. I'm really looking forward to purchasing one, this is going to make things so much easier! Thank You again for coming up with such a great idea! ~N

  • Laura
    Laura
    3/19/2014 7:10 PM

    Hi David! I am wondering about the line spacing on both the lined and the grid paper. Can you tell me what it is in millimeters? Even if all you can say is "narrow" "college" or "wide" that would be helpful, but actual spacing is best. Thanks!

  • Amily
    Amily
    3/19/2014 8:30 PM

    Any chance of a smaller version? I live by my little daily lists and notes of things to not forget. LOVE that they can be rearranged and bound up again - that major lacking of a spiral notepad is why I opt for a stack of little notepapers. A smaller version of your product would allow me to easily reorganize, move, or even drop the notes in my purse when I leave, but I would want it sized to a quarter sheet of 8.5x11 or even smaller if possible. What a great idea David, I really dig this Grommet.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/19/2014 11:04 PM

    how do you get refills and how much are they

  • Carla
    Carla
    3/19/2014 11:24 PM

    As a former auditor, I'm a true slave to documentation so I love this notebook! Do you think you'll be adding pages that can be used as tabs so that when I do reorganize my pages, I can place the tab to indicate where my notes on a specific topic are?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.