A brand new diary AND a special offer!

Oh I love new diaries! 365 days worth of blank pages make me want to start the new year NOW! Yes, I know that we’re still a couple of months away from January 1st but I’ve learnt the hard way – it’s better to get your diary early than miss out on the one you want.

My trusty old Filofax Metropol will be shelved in 2012 in favour of a brand new red Moleskine that I got from the lovely folks at Nation State.

I’ve had Moleskine diaries in the past and there are a few features that I love. This Large Daily has plenty of space to write notes, which is something I do a lot of. In other diaries there is hardly enough room to write down appointments or a to-do list. Not so with this particular Moleskine. With a day to a page there is plenty of room.

The Moleskine also has a nice hard cover. It feels really solid and can withstand a little tough love. The cover doesn’t get tatty either, which is great. I’ve still got perfect looking Moleskine’s from 2006. They last.

And finally, I’m a big fan of the expandable pocket that is attached to the back cover. It’s the perfect spot for random ephemera like ticket stubs, photos and little notes that you collect over the course of the year.

The only downside is that it’s only October 5th and I have to wait aaaagggeees to use my new little beauty!

A special offer for you!
Nation State has given Pretty Paper Things readers 10% off all orders placed in the next week (valid until October 11). So get in quick and grab a diary (or any of their other goodies)! Use the code “PRETTYPAPERTHINGS” at the checkout.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to receive this diary for free from Nation State. Having said that, I would have gladly paid for it. Love, love, love my new Moleskine!

Poketo – Desk-It Weekly Calendar

Have you used Teux Deux? If you’re a fan of to-do lists, you’ll love it. It’s simplicity and lovely design are the main reasons I use it. I’ve often thought “Wouldn’t it be cool if someone made a Teux Deux style pad for offline to-doing” and guess what? They have! Poketo have released the Desk-It Weekly Calendar and it’s all kinds of lovely. You can write your list, tear it out of the pad and stick onto your monitor, wall, fridge – wherever! Super handy.