Get Ready for 2019 | Blog Post by Kenry


Around this time every year, most planner/journal brands start releasing previews of their 2019 range – hobonichi techo, muji, jibun techno etc. I’ve always been struggling but this year I am pretty decisive and determined right before their release (such a big relief!). 

2019 line up for me – (from left) MD Notebook Diary A5, Moleskine, Hobonichi Weeks, Hobonichi Original

And slightly late arriving Jibun Techo Biz – 2019.

Early in September, I placed an order for a hobonichi techo original and a hobonichi techno weeks (yay! It’s my first time). I did not only get a 2019 book for my A6 techo but a new cover (actually it’s a continued design from 2018 because I am not interested in any 2019 designs)!! My pick is Tori-to-hana by Mina Perhonen (my all time favourite) and it turns out to be exactly something I was looking for. For the weeks, it is the design called Yamazakura. I am so much in love with the botanical and sketchy elements of this design (which I did not see any similar last or last last year on hobonichi) so I decided to have it to replace my TN passport as my personal planner in 2019.

My hobonichi techo weeks together with Zebra Sarasa 3-colour multi-pen from March Box :p

I know many of you might still be struggling what planners/ journals to be used for the upcoming year, maybe my choice below can get you inspired!

My planners line up for 2019:

Hobonichi Techo Original – personal diary (daily entries about anything) 

Hobonichi Techo Weeks – personal to-go planner (to-dos, personal appointment etc)

Moleskine  [navy | dotted] notebook – recipes & baking notes for work

Jibun Techo Biz – work planner (to-dos, meetings, workshop schedule etc)

And there is one more - freshly received from October’s The Stationery Selection Box, the popular MD Diary Notebook A5 Thin. I never used a MD Diary notebook before, mainly because of its relatively large size (compared to TN regular or Hobonichi Original) and so I was worried how to fill it up. But at the same time, I am so amazed by how these MD diaries users: @pooi_chin, @nudobamnamoo, @sumthingsofmine . So, why not give it a try? And it’s a thin version, which practically means, less “pressure” for 1 day 1 page!

It’s my first MD Diary notebook.

Just can’t wait to set it up with all other goodies from the Oct’s Box.

The notebook starts with monthly spreads (from Dec 2018 to Jan 2020) and followed by 80 grid pages which you can use for anything. It also comes with an index sticker sheet with that you can decorate the notebook cover.

I think one of the most unique thing about this MD paper product is the idea of “余白” . This word refers to “margin” but literally the two characters mean “leaving white (blank)”. It seems to me that, we are encouraged to use the margin space according to our needs, but fear not to just leave it blank as it is (for sometimes). :p Anyway, I am thinking to have it as my weekly diary kind of journal – or maybe art / baking ideas? Probably something similar to what I used for my TN regular in 2018…

TN regular weekly spread, in Sept 2018.

Nishi Shuku is back in the box! And it’s a letter set.

The hue of mustard and grey of this washi (masking) tape is so autumny.

So, now all planners and journals are ready. And the next exciting step - setting them up…! Stay tuned for my next post to know more how I set up my planners. Which one (planner) do you want to see first? Let me know! Goodbye until next time.

Kenry @Canrie 


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