As the calendar year winds down, chances are that the well-intentioned organization system you set in place back in January is starting to fray at the edges. Maybe you’ve found your guided planner too constricting, or your bullet journal too open-ended. If you’re looking for a better solution for next year, we recommend the Hobonichi Techo designed by Japanese branding guru turned talk-show host Shigesato Itoi. Strategist editor Alexis Swerdloff first brought this minimal, elegant notebook to our attention when she raved about how “the leather-bound book is hefty and feels like I’m actually holding something substantial (unlike a Moleskine), while still being incredibly compact. Best of all, the 2019 version is currently 20 percent off as part of Need Supply Co.’s sitewide friends and family sale.
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