I admit I am kind of old-school as I still carry my personal planner around wherever I go, to work, to gatherings or any personal meetings whereas most people nowadays just input their schedules on their smartphones. I have been using personal planners since university years and all my planners came in different sizes, shapes and brands every year. So far I have two Cath Kidston’s, some disney’s, some Korean brands and currently I am using one from ARDIUM (아르디움). The quality is good and inexpensive. Another one is my very recent purchase from Erin Condren which I immediately fell in love with once it got delivered to my office. But since it’s a lot thicker and heavier, I will just keep it at home to keep track of my blog post and photo shooting schedule, online shop operation and any other stuff that I have to work from home.
저는 제가 약간 구식이라는 걸 인정해요. 요즘 대부분의 사람들은 할 일들을 스마트폰에 입력해서 관리하는 반면에 저는 회사를 가든 모임에 가든, 또 개인적인 약속이든 항상 다이어리에 기록해서 가지고 다니거든요. 저는 다이어리를 대학생 때부터 썼는데 매년 다른 브랜드, 다른 디자인, 다른 크기와 모양을 사용했어요. 지금까지 두 개의 캐드키스튼 다이어리와 디즈니, 몇 몇의 한국 브랜드를 사용했는데, 현재는 아르디움과 Erin Condren에서 만든 제품을 두 개를 같이 쓰고 있어요. 아르디움 다이어리는 값이 그다지 비싸지 않으면서 질이 좋은 제품이에요. Erin Condren 다이어리는 최근에 샀어요. 처음 사무실에 택배가 도착했을 때 열어보자마자 반해버린 아주 예쁜 제품이에요. 하지만 아주 두껍고 무거워서 블로그에 관련된 내용과 사진 촬영 일정 그리고 제 온라인 샵 관련 정보 등 집에서 주로 하는 일정을 관리하는 용도로 주로 사용하고 있어요.
I picked the ready-to-ship rose-gold planner of 18 months, starting July 2015 through December 2016. Every month there is a colourful partition insert page with a quote, which I found really inspiring and cute. And it also comes with some sample quote cards, stickers, one coil clip as a complimentary pack. So if you find them useful and beautiful, you can always purchase the full version on their website, like I bought the coil clips pack (12pcs @pack).
At the end of the planner, there is a paper pouch which holds a calendar & contacts notebook of which I am still figuring out how to make use. And I shall not miss mentioning the classic sticker book which I bought separately. The stickers inside are amazing. They are colourful and most of them are gold foiled (definitely the main reason why I bought it) which is absolutely beautiful and classy!
2015 ARDIUM NATURE JOURNAL is the name of my personal planner. Again, I picked one with purple floral prints (you know how much I like flowery patterns…) The 3-colored ball pen is attached to it with a adhesive pen holder and it’s from my another favourite Korean stationery brand: LIVEWORK. Love it ♥
As I am going change to a job with less regular working hours and start my own business and also maybe later take some classes, it’s really important to plan my schedule so let myself do everything more efficiently.
Last week I just placed some order from Korea for some planner accessories supply like washi tapes, sticky notes, stickers, cards. So I will definitely write up another blog post to share with you all soon. ✿
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