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My best planners for 2019

Perfect planner 2019

I love beautiful stationery and I thought it may be worth writing a post about my research for the perfect planner for 2019.

You see, I am old-school when it comes to stationery and I still use an analog planner for my everyday planning of my endless lists. For years, I used Filofax personal organizers, where I wrote my to-do lists and when I carried out my tasks, I took a certain pleasure in crossing them off with a black marker. In the end of each year I just discarded my old and used planner to replace it with a new one.

Inspiration

That is until I stumbled upon the concept of bullet journals and at the same time I discovered South Korean stationery! The whole idea was that the information entered in the planners could be organized better, while it could also look much better. As a result I could keep these beautiful planners as keepsakes. Of course, bullet journals were maybe too much for me, but I liked the idea of trying to make my planners more presentable and not a bunch of crossed-out lists.

Bullet journal examples

Examples of bullet journals

Examples of bullet journals

Fallindesign

A South Korean stationery online shop

 

How it all started

My research started in a South Korean stationery shop called Fallindesign. They have hundreds of beautiful journals, diaries and planners, with monthly, weekly or daily schedulers, either dated or undated. They come with cute stickers for grownups, which you can use to label each task accordingly. The only downside is that, they are not cheap and delivery takes a long time from S. Korea.

planner 2019

planners 2019

Stickers for planners

cute stickers

cute stickers

Go with the Flow

I was specifically looking for a well-designed weekly planner, but with extra space for notes. Another great product (in the South Korean style) that met my specifications is the Flow diary 2019. Great design, beautiful illustrations and hand-lettering, together with special stickers. But unfortunately it doesn’t have enough space for my lists.

Flow diary 2019

Flow diary inside

 

Flow diary week spread

More minimal maybe

After I selected a few items as a short list, I decided to look for planners with a more minimal design. I ended up with two very similar items.

One is the LEUCHTTURM1917 weekly planner and notebook, that features great colour choices for the cover and has a week shown on one page with an extra ruled notebook page on the other.

LEUCHTTURM1917 weekly planner

LEUCHTTURM1917 weekly planner

The other very similar planner is the Moleskine 12 Months Planner Weekly Notebook. It is conveniently formatted to show the week’s appointments on the left and a ruled page for notes on the right, but was soon rejected as a little boring.

Moleskine weekly planner 2019

The best choice for me

In the end, I found my “perfect” planner amongst the choices of the excellent Busy B online shop. The Perfect Planner Diary 2019 shows one week to a spread, with space for notes, and is also a great size, not too big and not too small. It has great design and paper quality with many-many extra little details (four pockets, tear-out reminder lists, great-looking stickers and a removable notepad). Τhe good price and the very fast delivery are extra bonuses.

Perfect Planner Diary 2019  Perfect Planner Diary week spread Perfect Planner Diary stickers

Pencil shaving poster

Ha! A poster with pencil shavings! Put together by CW Pencil Enterprise, all carefully arranged and labelled.

1950s pencils

Gorgeous 1950s pencils, reissued and sold from Present & Correct, the website with the vintage treasures.

Colorful business cards

colorful business cards, screen-printed cards, travel consultants

Khatulistiwa colorful business cards, colorful cards, screen-printed cards

Khatulistiwa colorful business cards, colorful cards, screen-printed cards

Khatulistiwa colorful business cards, screen-printed cards, colorful cards, miniatures

Love these exotically colorful screen-printed cards for “Khatulistiwa”, a travel consultancy business in Bali. They are designed by Jakarta-based agency The 1984. The name card is screen-printed in several alternating colors on very thick 500gsm paper. The edge coloring gives a great finishing touch.

A selection for the Chinese New Year

On Saturday January 28 it is the Chinese New Year and this year it is the Year of the Rooster. These are just some nice illustrations for greeting cards by Japanese designers.

On a more artistic level, Japanese artist Feebee has created an imaginary beast, a fantastical combination of all 12 zodiac animals. The beast features parts from a  rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig all in one. It was inspired by the piece “A Beast called Kotobuki” that was created as a woodblock print by an ukiyo-e artist from the late Edo period (1848–54).

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Twelve Musketeers calendar for 2017

Twelve designers, created different hand printed pages for twelve months and the result is a fine letterpressed desk calendar standing on a hand cut wooden stand. You can order here.

Office Buddy flip chart

Love the flip chart Office Buddy. It comes with ten status updates and you can also custom design your own message. Of course, I work by myself, so it would look a little weird on my desk, but you never know…

Funny Valentine’s cards

These are a few of my favorite funny cards for Valentine’s Day!

awkward dating card by Emily McDowell

The Awkward Dating Card by Emily McDowell.  “A card for when you’re kind of together but it’s not a big deal.” I love it!

You're okay I guess card by Emily McDowell

You’re okay, I guess card, by Emily McDowell.

Look at my phone card by Emily McDowell

Look at my phone card, by Emily McDowell. Ha ha, spot on!

Zombie Apocalypse Valentine's card

And the ultimate …Zombie Apocalypse card, by DizzyCactus.

Sushi memo pads

sushi memo pads

I love these playful sushi memo pads. They come in four “varieties”: Tamago, salmon, tuna and fatty tuna.

My favorite funny Christmas cards


 

He knows, funny holiday card, Emily McDowel

He knows holiday card” by Emily McDowell

Jingle Bells, funny holiday card, Emily McDowel

Jingle Bells holiday card” by Emily McDowell

Awkward Holiday card, funny holiday card, Emily McDowel

Awkard holiday card” by Emily McDowell

Let it snow Holiday card, funny holiday card, Emily McDowel

Let it snow holiday card” by Emily McDowell

Ugly sweater season, Funny holiday card, DizzyCactus

Ugly sweater season greeting card” by Dizzy Cactus

55-Hi's holiday gift card 55-Hi's holiday gift card 2

Holiday gift cards by Fifty Five Hi’s

‘Tis the season to be jolly and the season to be funny!  This is a selection of my favorite funny christmas cards for this year. Emily McDowell’s humorous and relatable cards are on top of my list.

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