Taproot is a quarterly magazine that “celebrates food, farm, family, and craft through writing, photography, and the arts, both fine and domestic.” Each issue is broken into sections for “Head” (essays on living a more connected and engaged life in the modern world), “Hands” (delicious recipes and crafting how-tos) and “Heart” (stories that explore “the personal experience of more connected living”). Independently produced and entirely without advertising, each issue of Taproot is a lovely escape from the hectic pace of the contemporary world.
In addition to their gorgeous magazine, Taproot offers a variety of beautifully designed goods, such as their annual illustrated calendar, recipe cards in a reclaimed box, and even whimsical Forest Folk Paper Dolls. Recently, they commissioned artist Phoebe Wahl to design a pair of gorgeous Mega Scout Books featuring bold linoblock-style illustrations of a barn owl and a crow.
The notebooks, which measure 5″ by 7″, feature a charming hand-drawn “This Book Belongs To” message on the inside cover. While the Owl notebook features lined pages to facilitate structured journaling, the Crow design has blank pages for more free-form doodling, sketching, and drawing.
The notebooks are available as a set over at Taproot’s website! Check ’em out!