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MIDORI MD 2014 Monthly Notebook

It’s October already, and you know what that means. Besides getting your Halloween festivities sorted, your Thanksgiving plans arranged, and your subconscious started on options for special holiday gifts, you need to find a decent monthly planner for 2014. No? Lucky you. Yes? Join the club. I’ve been on the quest to find the perfect (i.e. minimal) monthly planner for what seems like forever, and though Moleskine and others have come close, I think this one by MIDORI (and available from Baum-Kuchen) might just win first place for 2014.

With plenty of negative space on each monthly calendar, there’s oodles of room to make notes. Memo pages are divided into eight sections for optional weekly pages and there’s plenty of blank pages for extra sketches or notes. Last but not least, the MIDORI Monthly Notebook is bound by strings, so the planner opens flat for easier writing and perusal.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

Night Sky Notebooks

Somehow I missed Field Note’s Night Sky Edition, and now they’re all sold out. Shoot. Good news, though, that Rare Device still has a few on hand for us to snap up. The 3-pack features French Construction Blacktop covers with constellations and asterisms in silver holographic foil.

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Rare Device

Moleskine Gardening Gift Box Set

As Mother’s/Father’s day and graduation season approaches, you’d best have a few gift ideas on hand. This gift box from Moleskine might just do the trick- the gardening set includes a Gardening Journal, a Large Gardening Memo Pocket with 6 pockets and 12 Seeds Envelopes to collect and to exchange seeds and leaves. And, if the recipient doesn’t have a green thumb, consider the Travel Box Set (travel journal plus 2 luggage tags, $49), Gourmet Box Set (recipe journal, wine journal, tasting and coaster notes, $69), or the Writing Box Set (ruled notebook, rollerball pen, gel ink pen, $39).

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Price: $59.95
Available from: Moleskine

What Did I Buy Today?

What did you buy today? Track each and every penny with this ‘obsessive consumption’ journal illustrated by Kate Bingaman-Burt. It’s a week-by-week logbook where you can write in what you’ve spent and saved so that you know just where your money went. No more wondering how your paycheck disappeared- that’s worth the $13 right there.

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Price: $12.95
Available from: Princeton Architectural Press

Tomorrow Planner Large

Some of us have found that planners aren’t always to our liking- unnecessary sections, small daily layouts and bad font/color decisions can be irritating. That’s precisely why this Tomorrow Planner seems like something worth considering. It has open-dated, perpetual month views (13 sheets), week views (56 sheets), blank pages (18 sheets) and list pages (18 sheets), but most importantly, just look at all that room on the weekly view. There’s lots of space for notes and/or drawings. And, perhaps yellow isn’t your favorite color, but keep in mind it’ll always be easy to spot in your bag or on your desk.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

Word. Notebooks

Know someone who is slightly finicky about their lists? As in, things should be organized just so, and preferably with symbols to keep track of what’s done/undone? If so, turn their eyes towards this notebook that features a unique bullet point system to keep lists tidy. It aims to satisfy the most fastidious list maker with a ready made circle beside each line for denoting progress.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Word Notebook

Red Thread Notebook

These notebooks from WRITERSBLOK use old fashioned string tie closures to keep your notes secure. Note: if you are particularly picky about paper, do a little research and read a few reviews on WRITERSBLOK journals- a few people have commented that the paper is a little thinner than Moleskine notebooks, so you might have some ink bleed-through if you prefer heavier/thicker ink. Available in small or medium, brown or black, and plain or ruled.

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Price: $11.00 - 16.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Scratch Travel Journal

Do you think Columbus Day should be rededicated as Explorer’s Day? Sounds better, doesn’t it? However you feel about the issue, and whether or not you have the day off, don’t let that adventurous spirit inside you get too comfortable on the sofa. Take a trip! While you’re at it, maybe bring along this travel journal: there’s a checklist, a diary, an international translator (perhaps not the most thorough, mind you), and the pièce de résistance, of course, is the scratch off maps. Scratch off the towns and chart your journey through a continent. Maybe it’s a little fussy for the serious traveler, but if your approach is more carefree then it could be a fun way to keep track of your travels.
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Price: $27.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Lines Notebooks

Similar to the Eco A5 Notebook, the outer cover of these notebooks show the line layout on the interior pages. Make one into a calendar/planner or use as a notebook to keep ideas and thoughts at your fingertips for easy reference. Inside pages are lined in red.
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Price: $9.00
Available from: Poketo

Stuff To Do and Great Ideas Notebooks

If you still rely on paper and pen/pencil to keep your thoughts in order, check out these little notebooks. Perfectly sized for a pocket or small bag, they’ll keep your lists neat and tidy. Notebooks include STUFF TO DO, GREAT IDEAS, NOTE TO SELF, and STOCK UP, each $6.00.

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Knock Knock

Poketo Draw Your Mind Journal

Just do what it says and you’ll be fine. For any creative type, a place to jot down notes and sketches is essential; these blank journals are small enough to fit in a briefcase/bag and have a durable cover to protect the pages. Available in Black, Brown or Grey.

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Poketo

Tally Notebooks

Let’s hope that your victories well outnumber any regrets or expectations, but nevertheless, you can now keep track with these 100% recycled notebooks. Keep in mind these notebooks are of a smaller size, so they’d be easy to carry around in a pocket or bag- better to keep your tally accurate, I suppose. Could be a nice small gift for a graduate, depending on your point of view (as in, don’t just get them the ‘regrets’ notebook, that’s just mean).
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Set Editions

Q&A a Day Journal

Ever wonder how you change each year? This journal will show you just what you were thinking for five years of your life. With quesitons at the top of date page, fill in your answer each day and when you’re finished, you simply start over. As years go by, you’ll be able to see how your answers change or remain the same.
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Price: $16.99
Available from: Blackbird

Grafika Notebook Set

How about a pattern notebook set to brighten up this Thursday morning? Unfortunately for us in the States, this retail shop is over in the UK, but it sure has a great selection of stuff. This set of A6 notebooks, for starters, is designed by Brighton-based eco designers, Nineteenseventythree and can be purchased individually should you prefer (£ 3.75 each). The patterns are also available in gift wrap, if you can believe it. And, because I got sucked into the cute, you should too: check out the shark sleeping bag, frog and duck feet by Ruth Hawkins, all of which would make truly excellent baby gifts.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £20.00
Available from: Howkapow

Mapbook

If you’re fond of traveling, this notebook will display your wanderlust anytime you jot down a note or draw a sketch. Each one is one-of-a-kind, as the cover is a unique map from somewhere around the world. There’s 48 pages of 100% recycled paper (with rounded corners to prevent dog-earing, of course).

design: Contexture Design
manufacture: Made in Canada
materials: 100% recycled paper; reclaimed map cover. Staple-bound.
dimensions: 5.25″ wide x 8″ tall; contains 48 pages

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: Branch