Sichang Island. Thailand

Exploring Sichang island in Thailand. As its name says, island is an isolated place and that’s great for creativity. Many artists chose islands for inspiration.

Being isolated reduces the chances of finding irritating people (or people in general). If one day an irritating organism appears in your way and makes you angry for whatever reason, that means your awareness level is poor. Even if you have to make effort to ignore it, that also demonstrates a not enough level of awareness. See that unbalanced organisms not as an enemies but as a trainers for your awareness. Once you are calm and better person the victory is instant and overwhelming. It will also confuses them sine they expected angry as an answer and it’s fun.

Anyway Thailand is not a place with those kind of people, just the opposite. Incredible good souls everywhere.

Btw, I love indigo color more and more everyday 🎈


The Nautilus Manuscript for sale

My new baby is finally here.


The goal of this book is to reproduce my original notebooks in a way people from all the world can have them in their hands. Same size, paper, cover, touch and feeling.

Tittle: The Nautilus Manuscript / El manuscrito Nautilus
Size: 14 x 9 x 2,5 cm
Number of pages: 208
Paper: Vergè (laid) 100g/m2
Cover: Hard, black color and real leather
Bookbinding: Bound by hand

Each copy is numbered and signed.

Price: 325 EUR

Certified shipping included.
IVA/VAT included when applied (inside European Union).
Shippings to worldwide.

Please email me to naranjacorreo@gmail.com to place an order.

NEW! For USA you can also buy directly here: https://www.amarillostationery.com/shop/by-brand/jose-naranja
Amarillo Stationery is an online shop based in USA. You can pay directly in USD. Domestic shipping from Chicago.



Five years after the release of The Orange Manuscript my second notebook for sale is now real and touchable.

I went all in during this project and I did it with pleasure and full passion. Countless cycles to take care of every detail extended the process a lot of time. Too much indeed. But it was worth. Actually it's the only way to do things properly.

I was offering to publish it under a few of those "top publishing houses". This would save me a lot of manufacturing work and another way to offering it to the public. However industrial process can't guarantee valuable details and accuracy. Mass process kills the essence: Love in the making.

Therefore I decided the production to remain full manual. This is time consuming and brings much higher costs but the result keeps the soul of my original notebooks. As I always say, making your own notebooks adds an unique and special feeling and link.

I found a small workshop with good professionals who take care of the bookbinding. Yes, still some of these business are alive nowadays. Slow method but so worth in quality.

Cover is made with real leather in black color. Endpapers, ribbons and all details add touch of magic here and there.

As for the printing I did incalculable tests in all kind of printers shops. I chose the best of the best and the print quality shocked me every time I see closely. Thanks technology to make this possible! And also thanks to the man from the printer who helped me a lot to manage the process.

And it's THICK.

The Nautilus binnacle during its fascinating odyssey along the Cosmos together with another stories worth telling. 

And that's how I see myself, traveling the world and time through unexplored scenes and taking notes of what I feel. The illusory world of ideas. No less illusory is the territory of written pages.

The facsimile collects copies of my notebook pages from 2015 to 2019. Notes, ideas, memories, experiences and difficult to catalog stuff fill the pages. Many of these spreads can be seen in the draft or finished during my posts in Instagram. It's written mostly in Spanish and some pages in English. All full visual.

Here an overview of all the pages together:
I'm so happy to complete this personal project and now I can share it with the world.

Extra! @skybambi recorded this nice video flipping pages when she received her copy. 
You can watch it full here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyVTIUhu8M/
Or bellow in 5 parts:

Many thanks for reading.


Guided evolution drives to flight

How has nature found a way to flight? Many ideas around this question but somehow looks like there is a guided evolution in the process.

Changes in Bangkok style

I don't discover anything new when I say Bangkok has an unique aesthetic. Many details define that style and I will not enter in deep here. Maybe I will do in another post because it deserves it. 

Typography, use of reds, whites and dark blues together with tiny cubicles is signature of identity in bus stations. For me that's the feeling of starting a bus trip and happiness. And they expend real tickets! I mean, paper tickets with a few stamps on it.
Times change and now it's easy to see futuristic spaces everywhere. King Power desk in the airport is an example of spaceship design. Also uses reds, whites and blues but the result is cold. Only too clean workers and "office trained" people in the other side of the window. It doesn't provide me warm feeling or happiness at all. 

I guess they expand boring machine tickets, ATM style.