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[BK Charm] "it is what it is"

[BK Charm] "it is what it is"
[BK Charm] "it is what it is"
[BK Charm] "it is what it is"

Designer: 1.61 Soft Goods x Baum-kuchen

$16.00 USD

Baum-kuchen has been IN LOVE with Traveler's Notebook since 2008. We love seeing the cover of our Traveler's Notebook get worn-in and customizing what goes inside depending on where our adventure takes us (everyday wallet/schedule keeper,travel companion,visual diary to name a few!). With all our infatuation for Traveler's Notebook, we are now designing accessories and tools to make your Traveler's Notebook even more inspiring and ready for one of the kind journey. 

[Baum-kuchen Charm] "it is what it is" is an exclusively designed Baum-kuchen original leather charm for MIDORI's Traveler's Notebook. Each charm is engraved with "it is what it is" inspired by German poet Erich Fried's quote that will surely inspire you every time you open your Traveler's Notebook. The charm can be easily attached to your Traveler's Notebook's elastic band through brass eyelets.

The charm comes beautifully packaged in a translucent sleeve with a red thread.

On the backside of the package, you will be able to reference the quote by Erich Fried.

“It is nonsense, says reason
It is misfortune, says calculation
It is hopeless, says insight
It is impossible, says experience
It is what it is, says love”

Photos show [Baum-kuchen Charm] "it is what it is" with black regular size Traveler's Notebook.
**Repetitive friction of the [Baum-kuchen Charm]'s leather and brass eyelets to the cover of Traveler's Notebook can create small marks. Hopefully it becomes a part of worn-in process for your Traveler's Notebook. However, if you prefer the leather cover of your Traveler's Notebook to be pristine and scratch-free, you might want to attach your charm at the end of your bookmark instead of using it on the elastic band.

1.61 artifacts are handmade with love and care by Diana and Wes of 1.61 Soft Goods in Japan. Diana and Wes work diligently to honor leather as organic material, making sure to minimize production waste. As a result, some of the 1.61 artifacts feature natural markings such as scars, blemishes, wrinkles, and dots. We hope you enjoy all of the characters for many years ahead as leather ages and patinas.


  • Leather
  • Brass

Dimension: L 1.75" x H 0.4"

Designed and Made By: Baum-Kuchen in Los Angeles, CA

Condition: New


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