I've had a small obsession with stationary since as long as I can remember. When I was young I would get excited every time my mum would mention we needed to go to Staples, knowing I could check out the newest scented gel pens and pencil cases on offer. Since moving to Australia I have discovered the shop Kikki.K, a Swedish designed stationary, organisational and gift store which I have been in awe of. After hearing I'd landed myself a new job, I was pretty quick to search out a new diary (a must for someone who works in academia!) and fell in love with the A5 Weekly Diary: Sweet from Kikki.K. Whilst it's not the cheapest of purchases, I get so much joy out of using something so pretty and practical everyday, it justified the price in my head. I mean just look at it...
I'm pretty choosey when it comes to diary purchasing (much to the annoyance of Mr.Nomad) as I like diaries to have a weekly overview rather than a daily view as it makes it so much easier to see what you've got coming up in the week. Saturday and Sunday tend to be the days I have less things 'planned' so the smaller entry spaces for those days suit me really well. The cover of the diary is PVC which means it's durable in my handbag full of things that could potentially wreck a paper diary, and there's two ribbon page markers to keep track of where you are in the month.
I really love the illustrations throughout the whole of the diary, and how they change theme according to which month you're in. It makes a potentially dull and boring diary into one that looks cute and dainty.
Along with all the features of standard diary, this little gem also features: perforated pages for shopping lists, thank-you notes and to-do lists, sticker sheets, pages for websites, wishlists, films, books, restaurants and bars, addresses and notes.
If you're looking for a new diary or any kind of stationary, I highly recommend checking out Kikki.k. Whilst the prices are on the higher end of the scale, I'm really impressed with the quality and attention to detail of their products.
Do you have a fiend for stationary? Have you ever bought anything from Kikki.k?