Journal Accessories: Mark’s Maste Washi, Tombow Fudenosuke, Uni Pin Pens

Journal Accessories: Mark’s Maste Washi, Tombow Fudenosuke, Uni Pin Pens

Review by Tina Koyama For more than a year now, I’ve been keeping what I call my “scribble journal” (you can learn about how it originated on my personal blog). Somewhere between a sketchbook and a daily log book, it’s a mix of doodly sketches from imagination and short notes. Although keeping a sporadic, longer-form…

Notebook Review: Paperblanks 100gsm & 120gsm

Notebook Review: Paperblanks 100gsm & 120gsm

It’s been several years since I’ve tried a Paperblanks journal. I used one of their planners for a couple years but moved on to other planning systems and had sort of forgotten about Paperblanks. The most recognizable and notable aspect of Paperblanks notebooks and planners are the beautiful, often antique-inspired covers that they use which…

Notebook Review: Laine My Knitting Notes

In the past year or two, Laine, a company that produces Nordic knitting patterns (magazines and gorgeous books), has also produced a knitting journal. This past weekend when Ana and I went on our local yarn crawl, we decided to pick up a copy and review it! My Knitting Notes (€19 or $25) is designed…

A (Draft) Notebook Set-up for 2021: Planners, Journals, and Blank Pages

A (Draft) Notebook Set-up for 2021: Planners, Journals, and Blank Pages

It’s December (…how?) and after a year that deviated from plans more than anyone could have anticipated, apparently I still feel compelled to “plan” for the upcoming year. I say apparently because it wasn’t until earlier this week that I realized I had five different notebooks that I intended to continue using in the new…

Planner Update: Out with the Old, In with the New

Planner Update: Out with the Old, In with the New

With the start of the new year, it’s time to look at the planners that worked and the planners that didn’t. Some techniques worked better than others. Out with the Old For 2019, I used the Mark’s Edit planner for my work planner and the Hobonichi Techo A6 for my personal logging. The Mark’s Edit…

Journal Accessory Review: Himekuri Sticky Calendar

Review by Tina Koyama I’ve been keeping a journal since third grade, and my journal format has changed as my needs have. The past decade or so, I’ve simplified my journal to more of a log: On most days, I write only a few notes to document places I’ve sketched, friends I’ve seen, books I’ve…