Shop Updates: Hobonichi Planners
I couldn't be more excited about this!! I was almost going to put a exclamation marks in the title to share my excitement, but I had read somewhere that an exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke, which might be a bit too intense for a title. However, I couldn't resist a few exclamation marks in the first sentence of this post, so just imagine me laughing really really hard as I'm telling you that we're going to be carrying the 2016 Hobonichi planners in the shop! We are going to be carrying the 2016 Hobonichi Planners, as well as a few of the standard covers (black and blue-green). These Hobonichi planners have been used in Japan for years, but only recently has an English version been released because of how popular they've become. What sets these planners apart is that they use Tomoe River paper (see more photos here), so not only is the paper excellent for your fountain pens and other inky writing tools, it's also very thin and compact considering how many pages it has (400!) (Haha!). We've been asked about these quite often, and it's really just through word of mouth that people hear about and see how others are using their Hobonichis. You can search up #Hobonichi on Instagram, and you'll see thousands of examples of how people are using them as journals, art journals, visual journals and other creative ways to plan and record their lives. A lot of the examples have Japanese or Chinese characters, but there are Hobonichi users all over the world. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to use mine yet, maybe with some watercolours or calligraphy, maybe to record some of Caleb's adventures, maybe to organize things for the shop. Who knows! But stay tuned, I'll definitely be sharing how it's all going. If you'd like to be on the notification e-mail for them (we're expecting them mid-September), please send us an email (email@example.com). We're getting a good number, but as a dated product, of course supply is limited and it will just be this one shipment coming in. If you are outside of Canada, remember you can always email us with your address for a shipping quote. There currently aren't too many places, particularly in North America, to purchase these, so we're pretty excited to start! We won't be doing pre-orders, so the e-mail will just be a notification to let you know that they've come into stock. They will be available for purchase online and in-store. More details to come, and I'll try to do a blog post with more photos once they arrive in the shop!