My 2014 notebook

It’s almost 2014. Officially the first week of 2014 today. That means that I can finally use my new diary. This year I’ve chosen the weekplanner of Flow Magazine (again). I’ve hesitated between Moleskine and Flow. I chose Flow because it’s almost the same as the Moleskine one I wanted, but with pretty pictures and frills. I don’t mind that the diary is big. I write a lot and I always carry a bigger handbag.

I think this is the best Flow diary so far. It is a weekly notebook, with on the left space for your diary appointments and on the right enough space to write, draw and droodle something. Especially handy for to do lists and my intention to blog regularly and finally promote my blog. The illustrations and all the paper extras are created by Aiko Fukawa, she’s a real genious when it comes to paper art. If you like to see more of her work, you can visit her website here.

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Flow created a video for a better look of the 2014 diary. You can find it here.

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Flow: book for paperlovers

I have an addiction. An addiction in paper. I love stationary. I love patterns. I adore graphic designs. And illustrations are my guilty pleasure. I love everything that’s crafted with and from paper. I love crafting with paper, painting with paper and decorating with paper. So I was looking forward to get the ‘Book for paper lovers’ by Flow Magazine, a Flow special to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the magazine.  And finally, they just delivered it. Thank you Mr. Postman! The result of the ‘book’ is amazing. There’s only very little text, but lots and lots of paper goodies. A pop-up illustration, writing papers and envelopes, postcards, stickers, diorama, halyard and other paper craft projects.

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Clockwise: Helen Dardik, Studio Ping, artist unknown, (probably) Geertje Aalders

Clockwise: Helen Dardik, Studio Ping, artist unknown, (probably) Geertje Aalders

I am so happy to see that Helen Dardik contributed in this Flow special. She’s one of my favorite illustrators. Her artwork is amazing. Her colorful illustrations really brighten my day. You can visit her website here and her Etsy webshop here.

Posters to frame

Posters to frame

DIY projects such as upcycling a matchbox

DIY projects such as upcycling a matchbox

Even a lovely pop-up

Even a lovely pop-up

DIY peepbox by Ruby Taylor

DIY peepbox by Ruby Taylor

For those of you who are not familiar with Flow Magazine: it’s an inspiring and positively orientated magazine for paper lovers, full with beautiful illustrations and images from nowadays designers and artists from long time ago. The items published in the magazine can be summarized into 4 themes: ‘Feel Connected’, ‘Live Mindfully’, ‘Spoil Yourself’ and ‘Simplify Life’. And in each magazine there’s two or more small paper gifts, such as posters, postcards, notebook or calendar. 4 times a year they publish a Flow special with much more papergifts. You can visit the website here.