Functional Everyday Traveler's Notebook / Kaori September 10 2015
I was excited to hear from our BK friend Kaori-san who resides in New York. To witness her visual narrative of how her Traveler's Notebook adventure is evolving! There are a lot of inspiring elements in her everyday TN and I think you will love taking a peek into her analogue world too:)
THANK YOU Kaori-san!
I always wanted to stamp the inside of the cover. Got to do that finally when I visited the Travelers Factory in Tokyo this summer.
I own both [Essential] zipper case and [Portfolio] leather folder by 1.61 Soft Goods, but my favorite these days is the folder. I use the left side pocket to store passportsize notebook and a mini pen. I use the passport size notebook as a jotter for things not so important and as a temporary place for ideas and to-do list.
I use the first 32 page insert as a place to keep all the lists and info that I want to remember and have with me just in case. The first page is the index and you can see all the lists I keep in the refill. I usually assign one whole page for each list. This refill is for 2015, and I hope to start a new refill for 2016, updating info that needs updating and just copying over info that hasn’t changed. You see “5 year plan” is on my first page, and I got the inspiration from Baum-kuchen!
I use the right hand pocket of the leather folder to keep stamps, postcards and etc. The bottom pocket is perfect for storing this metal piece that I found at LOFT in Japan. Have you used it? It is perfect for keeping the notebook open at the page you want it.