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WalknTalk’s Infinity Pad Swivels on a Pin and is Refillable.

Tired of the traditional notebook? If so, check out this innovative notebook design by WalknTalk, the Infinity Pad.

Rather than opening on the long side with a typical binding, the Infinity Pad cover pages spin on a post mounted on the short side of the journal giving this journal a completely different feel than what you are used to. You have quick access to your pages by using a simple turning motion and is functional for both left and right handers. Rather than opening flat to a two-page spread, this journal spins flat to a single page.

The Infinity Pad Spirals Open and Can be Used by Left and Right-handers. The pages are refillable with either plain or a musicians paper.

The paper is an eco-friendly, unlined cardstock which is very thick and handled my basic pen test better than anything I have tested to date. Even permanent markers performed well and did NOT bleed through the backside. Yes, that’s right, my Copic and Sharpie markers did NOT bleed through so you will likely be able to use both sides of this paper with just  about any pen you choose. Since the ivory pages twirl rather than open like a standard notebook, the most convenient way to write on the backside of the paper is to do so after you have filled up the front pages, flip the journal over and start using the back side of the pages. Once you are finished with your pad, you can order refills for just $4.50 at Walkntalk.com.

The Musician’s Edition has 2 staves per page on one side and can also be used as a ruled pad if needed.

The Infinity Pad utilizes high grade materials that are sure to please even the pickiest journalers. The leather used on these journals is thick and luxurious and it smells wonderful. The texture is smooth on the outside and suede on the inside. The richly-colored covers seem like they will hold up well to the twisting and turning you will be doing. The cardstock pages have just the right amount of tooth and seem to handle just about anything.

The 3″ x 5″ pads fit easily into the back pocket of your jeans, pants and into some shirt pockets. A 5″ x 7″ size is also available for those of you who need more space. There is even a Musicians version of the infinity pad which  has 2 staves per page, but you could also use this as a ruled version if you need lines. The Infinity Pads are available in a variety of luscious colors at WalknTalk.com.

The thick cardstock pages handled my inks with ease. Even the permanent Copic and Sharpie markers did not bleed through the backside.

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I love pocket planners, but most don’t include a usable monthly calender along with the current week. This has always frustrated me, so I created a set of small Monthly Calendars that are available as a free download at www.journalingarts.com.

The Monthly Calendars measure 4¾” x 3¼” and were designed to fit into Moleskine, Ciak, Cartesio, and Rhodia planners and will also fit into the back envelope for storage. Use one as a bookmark and you’ll always have your month to view where you need it.

Each season is designated by a color and design. The free downloads are in color, but will print beautifully in black & white on your laser printer. A download of matching photos is also available that you can use on the back of your calendars or alone for a colorful pop.

The free download of lined Notecards was designed to fit on the back of the calendars, but can be used alone for adding Notecards to your planning. You can print these out on the backside of your calendars by printing on both sides of your paper. The Notecards, Photos and Calendars were designed to line up properly when printed on both sides.

Free Notecards download can be used alone or with the Monthly Calendars for additional organization.

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Fiorentina’s new patent leather journal and accessories are high quality with a modern twist.

This new line of journals, binders, portfolios and pencil cases is a modern take on Fiorentina’s old world charm. The classic Italian leather is accented with a smooth, high-gloss finish, making it sleek, sophisticated, and fun. These products are available in white, black, and fire engine red. White and red have the best resistance to dust and fingerprints, while the black naturally shows more but can easily be polished with a microfiber cloth or a shirt sleeve.

This journal features a sleek, shiny patent leather cover with high quality paper that you would expect from Fiorentina.

The journals are available only in the easy-to-carry 5 x 7 size and contain approximately 120 leaves of the same durable, pen friendly Fiorentina paper. The pages are fresh smelling and there is a satin bookmark attached to the binding for convenience. This journal looks and feels wonderful.

Keep your paperwork and notes in high-style with a glossy, portfolio.

The portfolios are well-designed to hold an 8.5″ x 11″ paper pad securely in place and open flat, and come equipped with an inside pen loop, two full-size pockets, and a smaller pocket great for holding index or business cards. The edges are thick to prevent bending or damage, while the portfolio itself is still slim and flexible, and snaps closed easily.

It will be hard to ose your pencils when you keep them in a bright red patent leather case.

The pencil cases have substantially thinner (yet durable) walls, and can hold a decent-sized handful of pens and pencils and still zip closed. They are small enough to slip into just about any bag.

The 3-ring binders are not pictured here, but can be found at Jenni Bick Bookbinding, and are for sale along with the other patent leather products.  These items are high-end, unique, and sure to draw compliments from friends and coworkers and other curious passersby.

Purchase them here: JenniBick.com.

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If you are looking for a beautiful pen to compliment your Moleskine notebooks or planners, check these out. Moleskine’s new roller pens are designed specifically for use with Moleskine paper and the design is great, too. The unique clip is designed to be slid onto your notebook cover from the side or top, even when the notebook is closed. The low profile and flat design prevents roll and helps keep it in place.

The unique design of the clip enables you to slide the pen on from both the side and top of the notebook. It stays firmly attached to the pen to keep your pen secure.

I was a bit skeptical about the comfort of these pens when I realized that the shape is rectangular rather than round, but after using one for a while, I can confirm that it is comfortable. The rectangular shape stays put in my hand better than a round barreled pen which keeps my grip relaxed. Round barreled pens tend to creep on me, which encourages me to grip too tightly.

The ink scribes a smooth, even line with no feathering or bleedthrough.

The ink is smooth and dries quickly. So far, I have had great success using it with the paper in my Moleskine journals and even the thinner paper in the planners, no bleedthrough or feathering. The gel ink is nice and black, reminding me a little bit of a rollerball line.

Colorful stickers are included with both pens and can be used to customize your pen or indicate ink color.

The pen clip attaches firmly and can be slid onto your notebook from the top or side. It works best with Moleskine’s hard cover journals since the cover thickness matches the notch in the cap. You can use it with the soft cover notebooks but you will need to clip onto both paper and cover since the soft cover is too thin to hold the pen in place.

The matte-black, abs plastic finish makes for a sleek pen that is very light weight.

There are two finishes to choose from, satin steel and matte-black, abs plastic. The satin steel pen is all metal construction and is substantially heavier than its black sibling. As a premium product, it comes packaged in a Moleskine style gift box and retails for $50. The matte black pen is extremely lightweight and comes packaged in standard hang-tag packaging and retails for $15.

Both pens are refillable using Moleskine gel refills. To refill, just unscrew the bottom of the pen, remove the old refil and replace it.

Both pens are refillable using Moleskine gel refills and are available in .5 and .7 point sizes and Black, Brilliant Blue, Bright Green, Bright Red, Dark Brown, and Deep Violet ink colors.

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Moleskine's new Limited Edition Peanuts Planners are available in both weekly and daily formats and large and small sizes.

Moleskine has many new items for 2012 and some of my favorites are the new Limited Edition Peanuts Planners.

Crisp white illustrations silk-screened on the covers infuse light-hearted artwork by Charles Schultz while maintain Moleskine’s minimal style. The illustrations continue on the inside of the planner’s covers including the address book.

The daily planners feature an illustration of Snoopy piloting his doghouse.

Daily and weekly planning formats are available in both large and small sizes. The daily planners feature a one-page-per-day planning format. The weekly planners have the week-to-view on the left page and a full ruled page for notes on the right.

A limited-edition postcard and address book are included in each Peanuts planner.

Daily planners feature one-page-per-day planning.

Peanuts fans can find these planners and more at JournalingArts.com.

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All students, undergraduate and graduate , need a calendar. Why not use one geared towards your college schedule?

The Ciak Academic Daily Planner is dated starting in August, just when school starts back up. This allows you to use the same calendar throughout the school year rather than use one during the Fall semester and another during the Spring semester.

The Ciak Academic Planner has a few extras that other planners are missing such as an Examination Schedule, List of Courses Chart, Consulting Hours page and an envelope style pocket in the back for storing useful notes, photos or other flat items.

In the planning section, each page for Monday through Friday features a daily planning page with 23 lines for organizing your life, while Saturday and Sunday share a page.

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Two new Cahier planners have been introduced to the Moleskine line for 2012. Both planners feature the cardboard covers and thin profile we’ve come to expect on the Moleskine Cahier notebooks, but both planners offer a new planning format.

Moleskine's new Cahier Planners feature 1-week-per-page planning and four new earth-tone colors including mais, ginger, wheat and terracotta.

Moleskine Cahier Weekly Diary/Planner
One Week Per Page, 2 Weeks Per 2-Page Spread
Retails for around $7.00

Each Cahier Weekly planner features 1 week per page or 2 weeks per spread. This weekly planning format is in both the Cahier Weekly and the 3-Piece Cahier planners.

Available in 4 earth tone colors, mais, terracotta, wheat and ginger, Moleskine’s Weekly Diary/Planner features a planning format with one week per page or two-weeks-per 2-page spread. This is great for those of you who have minimal planning needs but would like to see a half of a month’s worth of planning in one 2-page spread. Slim Cahier styling and fewer pages result in planners that are ultra thin, measuring just 3/16″ thick. In addition to the planning pages, the Cahier Weekly planner includes 28 pages in the front of the planner with:

  • a personal data page
  • box style monthly calenders
  • 2012 and 2013 annual planning calenders
  • international holidays chart
  • travel planning and memos chart
  • time zone map
  • dialing codes
  • measures and conversions
  • international sizes

The rear of the planner has 11 ruled pages for notes or sketching.

Moleskine's new Three-Piece Cahier Planner.

Moleskine Cahier Three-Piece Diary Planner
Both Weekly and Daily Planners and a Memo Folder
Retails for around $15

For those of you who need more versatility in scheduling, check out Moleskine’s Three-Piece Daily/Planner. This planner set has both weekly and daily planners and a memo folder with an elastic strap to keep it all organized. Even though it contains three pieces, the entire set is surprisingly thin, measuring just 3/8″ thick, which is comparable to Moleskine’s pocket-sized, soft cover planner.

This planning set includes 3 pieces, a weekly planner, daily planner and a memo folder with an elastic strap.

Unlike the rest of Moleskine’s planning line, these planners are stripped down to the bare essentials so only the planning pages and a few ruled pages are included. There are no monthly calenders or travel charts. This results in a surprisingly thin profile even when all three pieces are together.

The 64-page weekly planner has the same planning format as the Cahier Weekly Planner, 2 weeks per-2-page spread and includes 9 ruled pages for notes in the back of the planner.

The daily planner has undated 1-page-per-day planning, enabling you to fill out the day and month you desire. Because there are only 64 pages, you won’t be able to use daily planning pages for the entire year, but for those days where you have a lot of scheduling or if you have a class schedule that repeats. Perforated pages allow you to remove the daily planning pages and insert them into the weekly planner for reference.

All three pieces store compactly and are held together with the elastic strap on the memo folder.

To order the new Moleskine Cahier Planners or other great Moleskine planners, visit my eBay store here: Moleskine Planners.

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