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    Time is a Bouquet You Give Yourself // A.C.

    Time is a Bouquet You Give Yourself // A.C.
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    The summer sun is high, the lighting on my desk is as bright as it’ll ever be, and it’s time to revisit our see-through affair with the Moment TN insert....

    On a Somber Note // Trina O’Gorman

    On a Somber Note // Trina O’Gorman
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    Throughout the month, I jot down ideas for my BK Love Letter essay. I look for inspiration everywhere because it can be found in the tiniest of things and simplest...

    A (Pen) Case Study // A.C.

    A (Pen) Case Study // A.C.
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    Scene of the crime: my desk. Victim: me. Is it lucky or a curse to have a partner who shows you stationery goods on a regular basis? I’ve kept planners...

    Join us to Welcome a new BK Team Member // Kei!

    Join us to Welcome a new BK Team Member // Kei!
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    Greetings from Baum-kuchen studio! We are so excited to announce that we have a new BK team member to introduce.  (drum roll, please!) Please join us to welcome Kei!  As...

    Make it TrulyYours // Heather

    Make it TrulyYours // Heather
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    I'm obsessed with customization. I love that everything can be unique to each person like our bodies–sure they look the same when you glance at it, but when you take...

    The Superior Labor My Favorite!

    The Superior Labor My Favorite!
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    We love the adorable design of these My Favorite catchalls by The Superior Labor. As its name suggests, it was created to hold all of your favorite artifacts. It comes...

    Plant Journaling and The Evolution of a Plant Parent // Trina O’Gorman

    Plant Journaling and The Evolution of a Plant Parent // Trina O’Gorman
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    “Serendipity” has been my favorite word for as long as I can remember. Aside from its meaning, which in and of itself is appealing, the very shape of the word...

    A New Era, or, Vulnerability // A.C.

    A New Era, or, Vulnerability // A.C.
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    It hardly seems possible that a quarter of the year has already passed, but now that we’re here: welcome to the new era of calendar drawings! For 2022 I’ve settled...

    Expressive Writing and the Exploration (or Lack Thereof) of the Shadow Self // Trina O’Gorman

    Expressive Writing and the Exploration (or Lack Thereof) of the Shadow Self // Trina O’Gorman
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    For a while there, prior to the start of the pandemic, one of my very closest friends, John, would regularly get these awesome refrigerator magnets for me from a craft...

    The Superior Labor "Long" vs. Regular Pen Roll

    The Superior Labor "Long" vs. Regular Pen Roll
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    When we received these "LONG" pen rolls from The Superior Labor, we were pretty excited as we have been carrying the regular size for a very long time. When you...

    Sky-blue Box with a Black Tongue: My Vintage Instant Film Camera // A.C.

    Sky-blue Box with a Black Tongue: My Vintage Instant Film Camera // A.C.
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    Every now and then you come across something analogue—an object, a gift, a toy—that is just so inherently fun to use and interesting to play with that it opens up...

    100 Moons // Emil

    100 Moons // Emil
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    As part of my evening routine, I take a late night walk with my dog. It’s a familiar street but in the quiet dark there is room to find subtle...

    Being Resilient And Finding Joy During These Difficult Times // Trina O’Gorman

    Being Resilient And Finding Joy During These Difficult Times // Trina O’Gorman
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    I had not yet breathed a sigh of relief, but I was getting closer to it. It was apparent to me that the COVID-19 transmission rate had dropped significantly. Every...

    Shine Your Light from Within // Eunice

    Shine Your Light from Within // Eunice
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    I have always been drawn to light. Whether it be the way sun beams flood through the windows with unique shapes of warm light, to the way you can see the...

    A See-Through Romance // A.C.

    A See-Through Romance // A.C.
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    Another month, another notebook filled. This time, it’s farewell to the insert I keep in my TN Passport Blue to collect poetry, quotes and other writings. Déjà vu? I talked...

    The Superior Labor Petite Tote / What Fits Inside?

    The Superior Labor Petite Tote / What Fits Inside?
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    Hello BK Friends! How are things on your side of the country or world? We hope all is well! We have been carrying this TSL Petite Tote for quite a...

    Designing the Moment Notebook // Frido

    Designing the Moment Notebook // Frido
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    Here is the story of what inspired Baum-kuchen's Moment Notebook and the lengthy process it took to design it! We hope you enjoy!  - Frido  You can find other stories...

    Letters of Self-Compassion // Trina O’Gorman

    Letters of Self-Compassion // Trina O’Gorman
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    The date was July 14, 1863, and President Abraham Lincoln wrote what he called a “hot letter” to George Meade. Lincoln was angry at Meade for not pursuing and destroying...

    I'm Not Creative // Frido

    I'm Not Creative // Frido
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    "I'm not creative!" is a sentence I often hear during my creativity workshops. While we have all felt this way at one point or another, there is a method designers...

    The Charm of Vintage Photo Booths // Hope

    The Charm of Vintage Photo Booths  // Hope
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    Everyone close to me knows how much I love vintage, analog, photo booths and they know that when we come across one, they will have to sit and pose with...

    Word of the Year, Intent of the Moment // A.C.

    Word of the Year, Intent of the Moment // A.C.
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    Deep in my shelves is a steadily widening row of TN archive binders, stuffed with planner inserts, sketchbooks, mind dump catalogues and collage. Stamped on each binder’s spine is the...

    Kurozan x Cordovan Leather / A Petite Comparison!

    Kurozan x Cordovan Leather / A Petite Comparison!
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    Hello Bk friends! We hope you have been well. We are just quickly popping on here to do a quick visual comparison video between The Cordovan and Kurozan leather. While...

    On Mastering Unproductivity This Year // Trina O’Gorman

    On Mastering Unproductivity This Year // Trina O’Gorman
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    Dear Friends,  Once upon a time, a long time ago, I found myself in couples’ therapy with my ex-husband, who is now deceased. (I always feel that I must add...

    Daily JIYU Drawings, The Season Finale // A.C.

    Daily JIYU Drawings, The Season Finale // A.C.
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    Good thing I kept up daily doodles in my JIYU calendar, because looking at these pages and pages of memories is one of the few things that can convince me...

    Growing, Shifting, and Shining Together // Eunice

    Growing, Shifting, and Shining Together // Eunice
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    During the height of the pandemic the BK team reflected on how to spread some positivity and light through the artifacts we love. Through the conversations we had with friends and...

    ‘Tis the Season for Good Tidings and Better Arguments // Trina O’Gorman

    ‘Tis the Season for Good Tidings and Better Arguments  // Trina O’Gorman
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    In my family, we have not done the big family gatherings during the holidays since I was a teenager. Once my grandfather died, all of that seemed to stop. But...

    Opening a New Door // Frido

    Opening a New Door // Frido
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    "What to do when you get stuck with an idea?” is one of the topics that I explore in my book: Creative Strategies, 10 Approaches to solving Design Problems. Among...

    Fabric Wallet Bag by The Superior Labor

    Fabric Wallet Bag by The Superior Labor
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    We love all the thoughtful details that TSL has put into this Fabric Wallet Bag! The removable straps make it effortless to use on its own as a pouch and...

    About Leather Patina, Or, Thoughts on My 30th Birthday // A.C.

    About Leather Patina, Or, Thoughts on My 30th Birthday // A.C.
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    Of course the moment I start to think about switching to a new journal system, my Traveler’s Notebook decides to look especially handsome. The MD Diary I’m going to try...

    Heather // Feed Your Imagination!

    Heather // Feed Your Imagination!
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    Baum-kuchen: You are at an analogue meet-up  introducing yourself for the first time. What would you like people to know about you? Heather: Hey! Hi! Hello! It’s so wonderful to meet you!...

    Process vs. Products // Trina O'Gorman

    Process vs. Products // Trina O'Gorman
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    The Kokuyo Perpanep in the Tsuru Tsuru texture, which is ultra-smooth and just delicious to write on with my Pilot Custom 823, was a new discovery just this past September....

    Planting Limits // Frido

    Planting Limits // Frido
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    "How can I be more creative?" is driving question that I explore in my Creative Strategies Book, named after a course that I teach at ArtCenter College of Design. In...

    Borderless Life: In Pursuit Of The Freedom To Roam // Anon Gray

    Borderless Life: In Pursuit Of The Freedom To Roam // Anon Gray
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    Whether functional or sentimental, the things we hold onto say a lot about our beliefs, our lifestyle, and our sense of self. In exploring why we keep certain items, we...

    Cross-Pollination at BK Design Studio // Frido

    Cross-Pollination at BK Design Studio // Frido
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    Even though the designs which we produce at BK have naturally evolved, our process has not. That is because the process allows us to expand our creative output without changing how we...

    I’m at a Joyous Loss for Words // Trina O'Gorman

    I’m at a Joyous Loss for Words // Trina O'Gorman
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    The crowd at Penn Station was a lot thinner than I remembered it being before the pandemic lockdown. I hadn’t taken the train or traveled to New York City at...

    Let's Plan / Journal Together! Featuring Addition + Subtraction Planner Stickers // Eunice

    Let's Plan / Journal Together!  Featuring Addition + Subtraction Planner Stickers // Eunice
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    As the hot days of summer start to fade away, we are slowly welcomed by cool crisp mornings. During this time in California, you can still see the lovely rich...

    Cannonball! Into The Blue Organizer // A.C.

    Cannonball! Into The Blue Organizer // A.C.
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    All right, I think it’s time. After five solid years of using my Traveler’s Notebook for nearly all my journalling, I’m going to switch planner systems to my first A5...

    Petra // Finding Joy in the Creative and Life Process

    Petra // Finding Joy in the Creative and Life Process
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    Petra has been a delight to have in our BK analogue community not only with her whimsical and inspiring art but also as an ambassador of our friend Desiree of Cafe...

    When Pen Meets Paper / Perpanep Notebooks!

    When Pen Meets Paper / Perpanep Notebooks!
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    With such an abundance of notebooks available we are always on the lookout for fun, functional, and unique options to share with you! When we first saw the Perpanep notebooks we...

    The Art of Letting Grow // Trina O'Gorman

    The Art of Letting Grow // Trina O'Gorman
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    "Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one." -- Thiruvalluvar ...

    Failfast Prototyping // Frido

    Failfast Prototyping // Frido
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    “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.” is the beginning of a common proverb. However, what feels like a missed opportunity is actually turning into quite...

    A Study of Space and Shadows // Emil

    A Study of Space and Shadows // Emil
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    Of the sticker designs I’ve worked on so far, most of them have a wabi-sabi spirit to them. To balance the line in the BK style I was asked to...

    The Wind That Turns The Page // A.C.

    The Wind That Turns The Page // A.C.
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    One morning earlier this month, over the usual coffee, breakfast and stationery supplies at the dining table, Emil turned to me and asked: “Are you going to write about your...

    The Importance of Receiving Gifts with Grace // Trina O’Gorman

    The Importance of Receiving Gifts with Grace // Trina O’Gorman
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    Several weeks ago, my favorite fountain pen, the hearty Pilot Custom 823, rolled onto the floor. I was grateful the cap was secure and the nib had been protected in...

    Functional + Fun Mizushima Stamps!

    Functional + Fun Mizushima Stamps!
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    We have loved Mizushima's artifacts for quite some time now. They have a magical way of combining simple design that exudes fun, joy, and functionality. We were so excited when we...

    This is Not About A Cactus // A.C.

    This is Not About A Cactus // A.C.
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    This is not about a cactus, though with every few words I type, I glance at the one on my desk. I relate to you, cactus. I feel both guarded...

    On Keeping My Notebook (2021) // Trina O’Gorman

    On Keeping My Notebook (2021)  // Trina O’Gorman
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    “…I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise, they turn up unannounced...

    Classiky Chestnut Sewing Box

    Classiky Chestnut Sewing Box
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    The Classiky desk toolbox has been one of our favorite analogue artifacts for a very long time so we were thrilled when Classiky came out with another variation; the Chestnut...

    Big and Small Adventures with The Map Case!

    Big and Small Adventures with The Map Case!
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    The whole team was so excited when we received these Map Cases by our friends at The Superior Labor! We were immediately struck by the charming juxtaposition of strong and...

    Mission Case // by The Superior Labor

    Mission Case // by The Superior Labor
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    This beautiful Mission Case by the Superior Labor is such a versatile and handsome piece to house your analogue artifacts from your desktop or out on your next adventure. The...

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