Help us raise funds that will go towards empowering Bangladeshi women to co-design kitchens to improve their health and wellbeing.
We are collaborating with Azuko, a registered charity that uses design as a tool for sustainable development, to help raise funds for their Heart of the Home project - which will train women to design healthy spaces that will make transformational improvements to their kitchens.
Proceeds from the sale of our apad. notebooks (read more about these below) will be directly given to Azuko for this project, which will analyse the challenges women living below the poverty line in Bangladesh face, in the kitchen. They will be examining cooking and hygiene practices, products, infrastructure, construction materials and spatial design. They will then work with these women to design and develop solutions that improve their health and wellbeing.
You can read more about the women you will be helping and their story by visiting this story on the Azuko website: https://azuko.org/news/rumar-dreams-of-a-better-way
How can you help?
Proceeds from the purchases of our high-quality creative notebooks will go towards this massive need.
The story behind apad. notebooks.
Designed by creatives for creatives, apad. notebooks are the perfect tool for designers and creatives, and the ideal format for sketchnoting, writing user flows, sketching wireframes, or everyday notetaking. The purchase of your apad. notebook will help us with the above mission.
Our journey began with frustration around the widely available notebooks that are not suitable for the workspaces and nomadic lifestyle of many creatives. We took notice of some of these pain points and in turn, we now aim to inspire everyday solutions to help designers and creatives all over the world - through our line of notebooks we want to ensure there are great ways to capture thoughts, imagination, workshop output and more.
We have gone through a thorough prototype and testing phase, and the notebooks are currently being shipped to us from our chosen supplier, with whom we have worked to design and create these unique and bespoke products.
The design itself.
The landscape orientation comes with a lay-flat design, allowing creatives like yourself to enjoy a widescreen experience. The notebook is also the perfect size for capturing full-page images with the camera on smartphones.
Two versions to choose from.
You can choose to have a notebook with plain paper, or with mobile phone outlines ready for sketching of your latest app/website ideas and flows.
The format and size of the notebook are also perfect for cramped workspaces, ideal for placement in front of your keyboard while typing, working or running remote workshops.
- Matte black hardcover (2mm thick)
- 160 pages (80 sheets) of 160gsm white paper
- Black metal ring binding
- Minimal and clean design
- apad. logo embossed on front cover
- 6.25" x 12.25" / 160mm x 310mm (width x height)
- Three mobile phone outlines (mobile wireframing version only)
We know that you will love using your apad. notebook. These notebooks also make fantastic gifts to friends, colleagues and employees.
Your support will be a tremendous help.
We hope that by inspiring innovation on what some would consider a basic essential like an everyday notebook (for those that use them regularly), that this will allow us, in turn, to provide resources for the women who need them the most.
This will allow us all to be one step closer to making a positive difference.
Notebooks can be purchased in packs of 1, 2, 5 or a box of 10. You can also buy combination packs.
Notebooks will be individually wrapped and securely packaged, along with a thank you card.