..I wish you looked like this.
They really nailed good looking stationary design back in the old worldly days didn't they! Though these 1950's style journals do a pretty good job too. They're the work of Barbra Hubert Hand Bookbindery, all hand made in their workshop in Cork city, using traditional craft binding techniques and decorated with these cool graphic patterns and fabrics. I've posted her cute gingham covered recipe books in the post below and she also does beautiful little books, notebooks and photo albums along with book repairs and custom binding projects if you have an idea or item in mind. Shop for one here.
(Image credit - Hubert BookBindery.com)