It’s officially the start of a new year, and that means it’s time for a new planner! I figured you all might need a new one, too, so I put together this post to give you some resources on where to find some that are both beautiful and useful. To me, that’s the best of design.
I’ve also included some notebooks that I absolutely love that can help you better organize your work and ideas this year. When I was beginning the planning for this blog, I had a small, lined journal that unfortunately just wasn’t doing the job I needed it to. Not only was it just a flat black color, but the lined format didn’t give me enough structure to keep things sensible and organized for the work I was doing. I needed something better, and in my many hour search for just that, I came across two brands that I fell in love with. Please let me introduce you to MochiThings and Ohh Deer, my new favorite shops for all things office-related.
MochiThings is a Seattle-based shop that specializes in cute, functional products. They deliver worldwide, so no matter where you find yourself, you can have access to all their mochi-goodness. As their name might imply, their product designs have a heavy Asian influence that includes pretty patterns, cute animals, and bold colors.
What I love most about them, though, is the thoughtfulness they put into the organization aspect of their products. From organizers to travel accessories, their products heavily emphasize functionality, more than I’ve seen with most brands! If you love being highly organized (or just need to start like I did!), I beg you to check them out. Their product examples are also very detailed so you know exactly what to expect from your purchase. Here’s a few example products that I love:
Ok, I bought this one and use it every single day. It’s got a simple, plain cover (which is great for when I need to look more professional than stylish with clients), but it’s the inside that I absolutely gush over.
The inside pages are divided into two horizontal sections, each of which is then again divided into two vertical sections. The smallest vertical section is a blank column where I can label what it is I’m working on, and the other part is a grid! The grid is great for writing, designing, drawing out ideas, or whatever else. There’s also a small section where you can label the date of each entry. In addition, it comes with a plastic cover to protect it from liquids (which has been a lifesaver for me), a pen holder so that you can always have a writing utensil on you, and pockets to stuff papers in. Talk about a well thought-out notebook!
Alright, if I had these study planners when I was in college, I would have been sooo much more organized! Click on the link and see how much these cute schedulers have packed into them. Long-term, monthly, and weekly plans; exam time tables, plans, and score pages; check lists; and even a bucket list are just a few of the things included! Not to mention that they come in a bunch of different patterns. I give these planners an A+.