Note pads that snap into action

We revisit Postalco for yet another piece of stationery we've fallen in love with. This time it's the brand's new environmentally friendly Snap Pad.

This clipboard-like folder allows you to make a note pad by recycling the reverse sides of used sheets of paper. Make holes in the tops of sheets with an ordinary hole puncher, then insert and clip them into the Snap Pad. Each pad can hold 100 sheets, and the protective cover flips back on itself so that it doesn't get in the way. You can also thread string through the top flap to hang it up.

Covered in pressed cotton in charcoal with gray, indigo with blue, signal red with orange, and lime green with yellow, an A4 Snap Pad costs ¥3,990 and an A5 version is ¥2,940. They are available at select shops and in Postalco's store in Tokyo's Kyobashi district. You can also order them by email via the company website.