Thursday, 13 July 2017

Travellers Notebooks & Exciting Twists

Hello Everyone! I am back with another stationery post, with an exciting new twist on a Bullet Journal, as well as the most incredible notebook that is not like any I have seen before!

Travellers Notebooks are something I've been looking into for quite some time now. I wasn't entirely sure on how I felt about them being significantly smaller than my Bullet Journal, what if I couldn't fit everything in it that I needed to?! Bureau Direct have recently stocked the new Rhodia Heritage* Notebooks, and they are so nice! I love the unique design on the front of them and I went for the A5 Carnet Notebook which has grid paper in it. For the layouts that I have gotten used to, and very much enjoy doing for my Bullet Journal, grid or dot grid paper works the best for me. Hence choosing this notebook.

To go with it, I chose the most incredible Galaxy/Cosmic Washi Tape*, I absolutely fell in love with it when I saw it and it works so well in the notebook. I opted to do flags along the bottom of my pages instead of a straight line across, it just mixes it up for me and I love the way it looks on the page.

For the travellers notebook, I have very much done my own adaptation of it. I have said it before and I will most certainly say it again, something as creative as a Bullet Journal or Travellers Notebook is very much something you make it, it can be practically whatever you want it to be, and that is the best part of it. I have spoken to a number of people now that think it has to be perfect and have certain layouts. I guarantee you my books are not like any you have seen before, I keep it so simple, I don't track anything in particular. It is effectively a to do list and a journal of what I have been doing. I have a HP Printer which means I can put photos in without having to go get a full size print done.

My Travellers Notebook is so simple. I have taken one day per page and kept the same theme to every day:
  • The day and date
  • What I am doing that day - whether it be work or a day off, or if there's something particularly exciting I am doing that day
  • A to do list
  • A meal plan
I have included those four things on every single page, as I don't want to over complicate it and keep it as simple as possible. I have also got a monthly page at the beginning of every month to document what I will be doing that month, such as if there are dates in particular that I need to account for and remember.

I think this Rhodia Notebook is perfect for what I wanted to do with it. The paper quality was amazing, I couldn't have asked for anything better, the pens I use haven't gone through the paper at all and I was using markers that I was sure were going to go through the paper! I loved using the Washi Tape in this one too, I have used maste tape before so knew exactly what to expect and it did not disappoint. I am over the moon with how it has turned out and wish I hadn't delayed in starting one!  What do you think? Do you have a Travellers Notebook?

The second most exciting notebook I think I have ever seen in my life, is another new product Bureau Direct are stocking. It is a quirky notebook from Grids & Guides*, I had the pleasure of receiving the grey version. This notebook has many different pages for both writing and drawing and also charts and infographics that are science based. The notebook includes pages such as:
  • Grid paper
  • Isometric Grid
  • Basic Ledger Table
  • Coordinate Map Grid
  • Point Grid
  • Compound Grid
  • Storyboard Grid
  • Circle Pattern Grid
There are then 8 infographic pages:
  • Periodic Table
  • Human Circulatory System
  • International Maritime Signal Flags
  • Geological Time Scale
  • Electrical Symbols & Resistor Colour Codes
  • DNA & Gene Expression
  • Visible Light & the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Satellite Remote Sensing

I really think this is an incredible book for Visual Thinkers. It can be used to map out graphs and diagrams, but I personally think it can be used as a notebook using the different styles of pages to make studying and note taking all that more fun! It would make the perfect gift for someone who is in the business of drawing diagrams daily, or for a stationery lover who likes the quirky side of stationery! This notebook from Princetown Architectural Press also comes in two other designs which can be found here. I also have my eye on the Black Edition and also their Mailbox that they have! What's the best notebook you have used?

*These products were kindly gifted by Bureau Direct, but as always, all views and opinions are my own.

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  1. I love the grids and guides book, i think it'd be perfect for my typography writing too x

    Alice // The Rose Glow

  2. I am totally and utterly in love with that galaxy washi looks amazing!


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