Taiwan planner/stationery haul

Hi all!

Once again, it’s been very quiet here at this blog. I was preparing, and then was on tour in Taiwan! Of course, other than being super excited to be on tour and in Asia for the first time, I was looking forward to all the stationery and planner goodness that I had heard were plentiful in Taiwan. I made sure to make a list (otherwise I would surely go broke). Taiwan didn’t disappoint! Basically in EVERY STORE, you can find some sort of stationery or planner goodies. It’s amazing!!!!

I wish I had taken more pictures (I’m not in the habit of doing that), but I would really love to return to Taiwan again one day, and perhaps then I will remember to take pictures :p. But here I will share with you what I brought back with me, and a few pictures of some things that I saw on my last day there. We happened to walk by a sort of craft fair/ market, and saw some amazing hand made ring bound and midori style planners, as well as some handmade pens and pencils, amongst other things. 

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The above handmade planner was being sold at a museum. Isn’t it pretty and cute?!

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Some washi-tape at the first art/craft fair that we saw. I did manage to resist buying everything in site 😉 lol

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But I couldn’t resist these handmade wooden pens and pencils that we saw in the second market. The man is engraving my name on a mechanical pencil.

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And on both sides of the man with the handmade pens and pencils were handmade leather goods which included midori style and ring bound planners, wallets, etc. I was in heaven!!! 

And now for what I actually brought home:

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Delving more into the land of Hobonichi for next year.

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Have been wanting the capless pen in yellow, and the brass case for a long time. Was super happy with this purchase 🙂

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Have also been wanting the Davinci inserts because of the Tomoe River paper. 

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On my birthday, I went to the Muji store. It was the first time I had ever been in a Muji store. Conclusion: want my whole apartment decorated by Muji! 😀 lol. I was very conservative in my purchase I think. 

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Some ring, midori, and pocket agenda sized inserts that I found in a bookstore and some other random shops. I’m telling you, they sell stationery and planner goodies everywhere!!!

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A look inside one of the inserts. I liked the look of this layout. And love the fact that it’s undated. 

I’m pretty happy with what I ended up bringing back home. I loved that I found lots of undated inserts, so I don’t feel the pressure to use them all next year. I had hoped to find more hobonichi products, such as the stencils, but I was not lucky to find them. I’m also proud of myself for not buying everything in sight! Believe me, the temptation was real!!! But being on a minimalist journey has really helped me to curb the impulse spending when it comes to planner and stationery goodies. 

I do plan on using them all at some point. The hobonichi weeks will be turned into a finance planner or sorts. I’m hoping to turn the A6 avec into a daily planner/ bullet journal or just use it as an art journal…or a mixture of all that. I deliberately bought the avec so that if it doesn’t work out, I can at least sell the second half of the year to someone who would use it. I bought the midori inserts thinking that I would trim it down to fit in my Gillio or Van der Spek pocket agendas, but since they are undated, I’m thinking that I may one day try to really give the regular size travelers notebook a proper chance as a planner. Time will tell. 

So that’s it. I hope this post has been interesting and has made up my long silent spell. 

‘Till next time,

P.

 

 

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