The Dérive, or “drift” in French, is defined as "a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.” This unscripted wandering through the urban terrain sees participants disregard their usual routines, and "let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there".
The Architools Dérive embodies this same quality of wanderlust and sensory exploration into your everyday notebook through exquisite materials and luxurious design, to inspire your next fantastic project or adventure.
 Guy Debord (1958) Definitions. Internationale Situationniste #1 (Paris, June 1958)
Gilded Edge & Colours
Our unique gilded edge lets others know that your work is worth its weight in gold. Take your pick from our choices of a glamorous Rose Gold edge or a bold Copper edge.
Intricate Lay-flat Binding
Our signature lay-flat binding opens into a clean A4 canvas for easy sketching and scanning. This smyth-sewn binding takes a step up from our previous notebooks, with a higher signature-to-page ratio for a stronger and more intricate bind.
Each Dérive contains
- 100 pages of 80gsm cream paper that is friendly to fountain pens, fineliners, and most markers.
- On the front and back, 2 layers of 350gsm card come together to form a sturdy cover that doubles up as a folder for loose papers and receipts.
- A 12-month planner designed to be concise and easy to use. Individual date numbers are self-fill, so that your planner is relevant for any year.
Every Dérive is individually shrink wrapped with an informative jacket as how you would find it in a store. Multiple layers of bubble wrap also ensure its well protected on its flight to you.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter was the starting point for Architools with The Minimalist Notebook, funded last December. Since then, we have learnt the best manufacturing processes to get from a concept to a top quality product in your hand in the quickest time possible.
The Dérive was a result of months of rigorous design back and forths and manufacturing experimentations to arrive at the perfect embodiment of our vision, with 500 fresh off the print line ready to ship via Air upon successful funding.
If you would be interested in our first kickstarter campaign, you could visit our website https://architools.co for more!
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