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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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What’s small, round and yellow with an insatiable appetite? Pac-Man, of course, and he will be your constant companion in your new 2012 Pac-Man Moleskine Planner. You can choose from large and small weekly and daily planners adorned in traditional Pac-Man colors black and yellow. The weekly planners are primarily yellow, while the daily planners are primarily black.

Pac-Man limited edition planners include a band of colorful Pac-Man characters, and address book and a post card.

Both planners feature a debossed Pac-Man game board  accented by Pac-Man in bright yellow on black, or silver foil on yellow. Planning pages in both daily and weekly formats are identical in layout to the classic Moleskine Planners, but the interior features colorful band of Pac-Man characters on the inside of the covers, both front and back. A removable address book continues this theme that wraps around front and back covers.

Pac-Man Daily planners have a black cover and one-page-per-day planning format.

Daily Planners
Both large and small daily planning formats feature one-day-per-page planning. Black covers are enhanced by a bright yellow Pac-Man character on the front and  “High Score” on the back cover. A debossed game board on the front cover adds subtle texture. A classic, black ribbon bookmark helps you find your place.

Weekly Planners
Both large and small weekly planning formats feature one-week per-two-page-spread planning, with a week-to-view on the left and a ruled page for notes on the right. Bright yellow covers are enhanced by a silver foiled Pac-Man character and an debossed game board cover. A bright yellow ribbon bookmark keeps you organized.

Weekly Pac-Man planners feature a week-on-the-left, ruled-page-on-the-right planning format.

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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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Moleksine's new Cover Art Planner illustrated by Sergey Bakin features an embossed, copper foil design that wraps around both front and back covers.

Moleskine’s newest Cover Art Weekly Planners have arrived! Cover Art illustrations by Sergey Bakin and Mattias Adolfsson add an exciting look to the planners while giving you world-class planning at your fingertips.

Mattias Adolfsson's line art illustration add a touch of whimsy to the droll subject of planning.

The covers are adorned with illustrations both front and back. Each Cover Art Moleskine Planner comes with a ribbon place holder and a pocket on the inside back cover for holding for holding photos, tickets, notes, etc. An address book keeps your contacts close at hand. Dated January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 with a horizontal planning format across each 2-page spread.

Both small and large planners feature classic, Moleskine, horizontal weekly format with a week spread across 2 pages.

Sergey Bakin
Sergey Bakin is a graphic designer and artist from Russia. His work combines emotions with graphic solutions. View his gallery on the Behance Network here: http://www.behance.net/Tween

Mattais Adolfsson
Mattais Adolfsson is an illustrator from Sweden. He spends every little piece of his spare time drawing. Learn more about him on his blog here: http://mattiasa.blogspot.com/

You can find the Moleskine Cover Art Planners at Journalingarts.com at this link: http://journalingarts.com/moleskine-planners/moleskine-cover-art-planners

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Moleskine Volant Daily Planner Hack

Moleskine Volant Daily Planner hack uses a a paper clasp and paper folds.

The Moleskine Volant Daily Planners are are easy to use because of their thin profile and small size, but they lack an elastic strap and a ribbon place marker. This simple set of hacks will bring your Volant planner up to speed and add a pen holder, too. These solutions were shared with me by my good friend Alex, who will be a freshman in college this fall.

A Colorful Paper Clasp Will Keep Your Planner Closed and Add A Pen Holder

I was struck by the simplicity of this hack. Not only does a paper clasp do a great job of keeping  the Volant planner closed, it can also be used to keep a pen with your planner. You can also use it to anchor your planner to larger books or notebooks. Paper clasps come in a variety of sizes and colors enabling you to to create the perfect combination of  function and design.

Moleskine Volant Daily Planner Hack

Just clip on a paper clasp in your favorite color, fold back the arms, and your planner will stay closed and relatively flat. If you leave a little room between the bottom of the clip and the pages, you can slide a pen along the side. If you prefer to attach the pen using a pen clip, no problem, just slide the clasp towards the top of the planner and clip your pen on the corner of the clasp.

Origami-Inspired Paper Folds Keep You On Track In Style

Organization doesn’t have to be boring to be effective. Simple paper folds for days that have passed create a  beautiful place holder in your planner.  By folding the corners into the middle of the planner, alternating between the top and bottom, a v-shaped indentation is formed. This leaves a perfect, thumb-sized place to open to the current day. If you have days or pages that have passed that you want to refer to quickly, no problem, just color the folds for easy recall.

Moleskine Volant Daily Planner Hack

By folding the page corners of previous days into the planner in an alternating pattern, you can create a beautiful tab for the current planning day. Add colors and change the folds to create the look that suits you best.

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Moleskine’s 2010-2011, 18-month planners now feature box-style monthly planning calendars inside their weekly planners. This is great news for those of you who detest the lined, vertical monthly calendars in Moleskine’s earlier weekly planners.  The new style resembles a wall calendar making it possible to quickly view and understand each month’s scheduling. Thank you, Moleskine, for listening to your customers!

Moleskine 18 Month Academic Planner has Box Style Calendars!

Moleskine's New, 2010-2011, 18-Month, Weekly, Academic Planners now include Box-Style, Monthly Calendars. Gone are the tiny, hard-to-read vertical calendars of previous years. Let's hope all of Moleskine's new planners will have this format.

For those of you looking to pick up a new, 2010-2011 Academic Moleskine Planner, they are now available at www.journalingarts.com. For a 10% discount on your order through April 30, 2010, enter discount code SAVE10NOW in your shopping cart and click the Apply Coupon button.

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Moleskine Mini Planners

Moleskine's Mini Planners are new for the 2011 planning year will be available in early summer of 2010. New colors include maroon, sky blue, lime green, navy and dark pink.

Moleskine is releasing several new products this year including a new weekly and daily Mini Planners in a variety of new colors. Sized at tiny 2¾” x 4¼”, they are slightly larger than the X-small Moleskine Volant and small enough to take with you wherever you go. They will be available in 6 colors including black, dark pink, sky blue, lime green, maroon and blue. Retail prices will be $9.99 USD for both the weekly and daily versions.

Moleskine Sky Blue Mini Planner

The tiny size is smaller than the length of a standard pen and will fit in almost any pocket or purse.

Moleskne Mini Weekly Planner

The weekly format is familiar, an unlined, horizontal format. While it is small in size, there is plenty of room for planning if you have only a few appoinmtents a day.

The planning formats are consistent with the mini’s larger cousins in style and layout, just smaller. The weekly format features a week spread across two pages in a open, horizontal format. There are no lines to restrict your note-taking, just blank sections separated by a line for each day.The daily format features unlined, one-page-per-day planning, but it is thicker than the weekly planner and measures nearly 1″ thick.

Moleskine Mini Daily Planner

The daily planning format is unlined and unstructured with one-day-per-page.

All of the same convenience pages are here, too including the Time Zone Map, Travels Planning and Memo, International Dialing Codes, Yearly Calenders, International Holidays, Distances, International Sizes and a small ruler on the edge of a page.

Moleskine Mini Planner pages feature an world time zone map

Moleskine Mini Planner pages feature the same convenience pages you'll find in the larger versions.

There is a change to the monthly planning section in the front of the planner; a box style planning calendar. I much prefer the box format in this planner to the tiny, vertical monthly planning sections in the larger planners. It is easier to see a month’s planning at a glance and less rigid. With any luck the larger planners will adopt this format in the future.

Moleskine Monthly Box-Style Planning Calenders

Moleskine's new monthly box-style planning calenders in the front of the planner give you a view of your month at a glance.

The mini planners have the all the features that you would expect from a Moleskine notebook or planner including:

  • Ribbon bookmark
  • Expandable envelope in the back
  • Elastic strap does a good job of keeping the planner closed an compact
  • Opens flat
  • Protective, oilcloth cover
  • Acid-free paper
Moleskine Mini Planner

The expandable pocket in the back of the planner is large enough for credit cards or business cards.

Final Thoughts

These little planners are packed with a powerful planning format despite being small. There are a variety of color choices to satisfy the urge to have a unique look. The planning formats are classic Moleskine and have enough space to handle all but the busiest schedules. If you don’t carry a planner because you don’t like the extra bulk, you should consider the Moleskine line of Mini Planners. The small size is to that of an iPhone and is as convenient to carry.

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Artist Collection Planner in Red by Moleskine

Each Moleskine Artist Collection Planner is Wrapped in Smooth Leather with a Custom Graphic Design. A Matching Slipcase is Included.

Now through January 31, 2010, you can order Moleskine’s stylish leather Artist Collection Planners at 56% – 60% off at http://www.journalingarts.com while supplies last. Moleskine’s Artist Collection feature 2010 limited edition planning calendars that features silky-smooth leather covers designed by internationally recognized artist, Martí Guixé.

Unlike most of Moleskine’s planners, the artist collection planners are wrapped in gorgeous leather that feels and smells divine. Lively, graphic patterns have been printed on both front and back covers, giving this planner a distinct artistic look.

• January 1, 2010 through December 31st, 2010
• Protective, Hard Cover Leather Cover
• Week View Format Across Each 2-Page Spread
• New, in Original Packaging
• Expandable Inner Pocket
• Smooth, Rounded Corners Don’t Poke or Get Stuck in Your Pocket

Moleskine Artist Collection Planner

Custom Design Wraps Around Both Front and Back Covers.

Moleskine Artist Collection Planners

Available in Both Weekly and Daily Planning Formats.

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I love pocket planners, but most don’t include a usable monthly calender 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.

Free Calendar Downloads for Your Moleskine, Ciak, Cartesio and Rhodia Planners are available 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.

Use the Monthly Calendar as a Bookmark to Keep Your Monthly Overview Where You Need It.

Slide a Monthly Calendar into your Moleskine planner and use it as a bookmark to keep your monthly overview close at hand.

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.

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.

There is also a free download of lined Notecards that 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 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.

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

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Cartesio and Moleskine daily planners are compare for form and function.

Cartesio and Moleskine daily planners are similar, but each has it's own unique features.

Cartesio planners have recently been introduced to the US and they are nice. Available in both weekly and daily formats these planners come with all the standard features and a few more and they are gorgeous. In many ways, they are similar to Moleskine’s Daily Planner, but there are a few differences that make the Cartesio Daily Planner a standout in the battle of the planners.

Both planners have the following features:

  • Outer dimensions of 3½” X  5½”.
  • Daily planning format, one-day-per-page
  • Acid-free, archival quality paper, ivory in color
  • 24 hour time slots numbered 8-20
  • Will lay flat when opened
  • Pocket in the back
  • Ribbon placeholder
  • Personal information page
  • 2010 – 2011 monthly calendars
  • International holidays
  • Time zone charts
  • International dialing codes
  • Weights and measures
  • Clothing size conversions
  • Additional pages in the back for notes
The outer dimensions of the Cartesio and Moleksine are the same 3½ X 5½. The Cartesio s cover is made from recycled leather, the Moleskines is oilcloth.

The outer dimensions of the Cartesio and Moleksine are the same 3½" X 5½". The Cartesio 's cover is made from recycled leather, the Moleskine's is oilcloth. A small, raised logo is centered near the bottom of the Cartesio's cover.

The Covers

Cartesio- As with the other Cartesio planners and notebooks, the recycled leather cover is firm yet flexible and has a pebble texture. Colors available are red, orange, turquoise green and black. There is a small, black, square logo near the bottom of the front cover with a white C. It appears to be inlaid and is slightly raised above the surface of the cover. Tempo, Made in Italy is embossed near the bottom of the back cover and is about 1″ wide. Small notches in the top and bottom of the covers hold the elastic in place.

Moleskine – In keeping with the Moleskine tradition, the cover is oilcloth. The black covers are either hard or soft and the red colors are only available as hard. Colors available are black and red. The front of the cover is smooth and undisturbed by any logos or marks and there is very little texture. Moleskine is embossed on the back cover that is about 1½” wide.

Cartesio features a rounded elastic that is seated in notches in the cover that keep the strap aligned. Moleskine features a flat elastic strap that is thinner and lays flat on surfaces.

Cartesio features a heavy duty rounded elastic that is seated in notches made in the cover that keep the strap aligned. Moleskine features a flat elastic strap that is thinner and lays flat on surfaces.

The Elastic

Cartesio – A heavy-duty, round, vertical elastic strap wraps the planner. Small notches in the cover keep the elastic in place and aligned. The elastic strap goes through holes in the back cover and through the flapped envelope and is secured by small metal bars.

Moleskine – A flat, vertical elastic strap wraps the planner. The ends disappear into small cuts in the back cover and are glue in between the oilcloth and cardboard. The flat profile makes the planner lie flatter than the Cartesio, but it does move around and does not stay aligned.

Cartesios planning pages are printed in 2 colors, 6 languages and include current and next month calendars. Time slots are broken down into 13, 1-hour slots with dots designating the half-hour mark. The hours are spaced wide enough for including appointments on the half hour. There are no lines for notes, but there is a small, blank area for notes at the bottom of each page and a ruled section in the back.

Cartesio's planning pages are printed in 2 colors, 6 languages and include current and next month calendars. Time slots are broken down into 13, 1-hour slots with dots designating the half-hour mark. The hours are spaced wide enough for including appointments on the half hour. There are no lines for notes, but there is a small, blank area for notes at the bottom of each page and a ruled section in the back.

Moleskine's planning pages are printed in 1 color and in 1 language. Time slots are broken down into 13, 1-hour sections using 24 hour time. There is no room for adding appointments on the half hour in between, but you can divide the lines in 2 with a vertical line to add half-hour appointments. There are 6 lines below the time slots for notes.

The Interior

Cartesio – The inside is printed with 2 ink colors, black and dark red. First impression is that this is a step above most planners in this price range. The paper is slightly more ivory than the Moleskine and feels equally smooth. The paper feels slightly thinner than the Moleskine but it has the same opacity so I imagine that it will have an equal amount of showthrough. Thinner paper creates a thinner planner that is ¼” slimmer than the Moleskine. Good news if you would like a daily planner that is less bulky.

Moleskine – The inside is printed with a soft lack or nearly black ink. The paper is slightly thicker than the Cartesio’s paper, so it may be a better choice for wet pens.

The Cartesio daily planner is thinner than the Moleksine daily planner by about ¼ This combined with a thinner, more flexible cover makes the Cartesio more comfortable to carry with you and is much less bulky. If you have avoided daily planners becasue of their bulk, the Cartesio may be a good option for you.

The Cartesio daily planner is thinner than the Moleksine daily planner by about ¼". This combined with a thinner, more flexible cover makes the Cartesio more comfortable to carry with you and is much less bulky. If you have avoided daily planners becasue of their bulk, the Cartesio may be a good option for you.

The Planning Pages

Cartesio – The daily planning pages have thirteen, 7.5 mm spaced lines which cover 12 hours of planning. The lines stops about 5 mm from the edge of the paper. The slots are broken down into hours, but there is a dot spaced for ½ hour segments and because of the wide spacing, there is room to add appointments at ½ hour intervals if your writing is small. Months and days are in 6 languages. Weeks are numbered ascending and days are numbered both ascending and descending.

Each 2-page spread has small monthly calenders showing the current and following month. Below the planning segments, there is a small space for notes, but there is a section of ruled paper in the back of the planner if you need room for note taking.

To me, the design of the pages is more pleasing and less utilitarian than that of the Moleskine. The two colors and variety of type sizes are easier on the eye. I realize that this is a personal preference and some of you may prefer a more spartan appearance. I also like the inclusion of the monthly calendars on the Cartesio’s planning pages and I wish Moleskine would add this to their planners in the future.

Moleskine – The daily planning pages have 20 lines, thirteen numbered in an hourly planning format, 6 for notes and 1 at the top above the planning segments. The lines are spaced about 6 mm apart and there is no vertical room for ½ hour time slots. The lines extend to the edge of the pages offering a little more horizontal writing space than the Cartesio. There is more room for notes in the Moleskine than the Cartesio, which is useful if you are prone to take copious notes. For some reason, there are no time periods printed on Sundays. Weeks are numbered ascending in the lower right corner of each 2-page spread.

Cartesios monthly planning calendars are in a box style that makes it easy to see your appointments at a glance. There is not a lot or room for lengthy appointments, but enough room for small comments or symbols.

Cartesio's monthly planning calendars are in a box style that makes it easy to see your appointments at a glance. There is not a lot or room for lengthy appointments, but enough room for small comments or symbols.

Moleskines monthly planning section is in a lined format. There is room for more details than in the Cartesio, but the format makes it difficult to see your schedule at a glance.

Moleskine's monthly planning section is in a lined format. There is room for more details than in the Cartesio, but the format makes it difficult to see your schedule at a glance.

Miscellaneous

Cartesio – The monthly planning calendars for 2010 and 2010 are in a box style, and are similar to wall calendars in format. Easy for a quickly summing up your long range plans, but there is not much room for entering information. There are 6 months per 2-page spread.

The inner pocket is more like an envelope. It does not expand like the pocket in the Moleskine. It is easy to use because it opens at the outside of the pages and it has a flap that folds over to keep the contents inside. It is not permanently fixed to the inside of the back cover, but is held in place by the ends of the elastic strap so you could remove the pocket from the planner if you desire.

There is an alphabetically organized address book in the back of the planner, but it is not tabbed. A small section of ruled pages allows for additional note taking.

Three sections are in the Cartesio planner you won’t find in the Moleskine; a 2-page spread which shows the Saint’s Days for the entire year, a worldwide temperature chart and two pages for New Year’s memos.

Moleskine – The monthly planning calendars are in a lined format that has more room for entering information than the Cartesio, but it is more difficult to see and appreciate your long range plans because of the format. Each 2-page spread includes 4 months to view.

The inner pocket is expandable, which allows you to pack it more full than the Cartesio’s pocket. It opens near the center of the planner, so it doesn’t need a flap to keep things inside. Because it’s opening is near the center of the planner, it may be a struggle to get some items inside, but for most items, it works fine.

There is a removable, tabbed section in the back of the planner. The tabs are coated with a plastic material and are blank, so you can fill them out as you see fit.

The Moleskine has two features that are missing from the Cartesio; a 2-page travel planning section and a printer ruler along the edge.

Conclusion

Both planners are of excellent quality in the under $20 price range. I would whole heartedly recommend both planners. Both have well-planned, efficient planning pages and a good assortment of additional conveniences. There are a few differences that contribute to a different feel for each, and may be a consideration when you choose a planner.

Cartesio has a more high-end, European feel and is slightly thinner than the Moleskine. It is less brick-like and more comfortable to carry around. The leather cover feels nice in the hand and overall, it feels more thoughtfully designed, inside and out. It is less common and may be harder to find than the Moleskine, but this is part of its exclusive appeal.

Moleskine has a more utilitarian feel and the single ink color on the interior gives a cleaner, less cluttered feel. If you love Moleskine notebooks and the mystique that surrounds them, you will love a Moleskine planner. The hard cover makes it feel substantial and gives you a hard surface to write on. It is readily available and can be found online and in most big box book stores.

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