As much as I love technology and all the nifty gadgets that make our lives easier and more fun (can we say Sidekick?) my daily planner, the one I use to write quick notes, plan lunches with friends, dinners with Mr. C, food and wine shopping lists, places to visit around the city, blog topics and holiday schedules--remains analog.
In fact, only last year did I finally decide to switch from my long time friend, a black leather (Personal) Filofax to the just released large page a day Moleskine Daily Planner 2005.
A week ago, a friend in the know warned me that Kikkerland, the Moleskine distributor in the US is out of stock on the planner and might not be able to fullfill orders before the new year.
Thankfully, last Thursday, after a delicious breakfast at Le Pichet, I managed to swing by Paperhaus, across the street on 1st Avenue and get my paws on the last 2006 left.
Since I carry the 2005 in my pocketbook everyday, for the coming year and inspired by my latest purchase, a fabulous new Yesler coat from Opus 204, I am planning on my 2006 to wear toasty, fashionable and protective outerwear too.
So...I think I'm having a custom cover (in Italian vegetable tanned red leather) from Renaissance Art in Belltown, made just for it.
For more information on all things Moleskine and links to a few vendors that might help you get your hands on one of these babies, go visit Armand at Moleskinerie.
***UPDATE Nov 22nd: Vickerey has them in stock and ready to ship.
These date books also feature additional pages with useful information for the person on the move, including the following year calendar, time zone map, international holidays, average temperatures, dialing codes, measures & conversions, international sizes, and a place for your personal data and notes.
Each Moleskine has a rigid, bound 'moleskine' cover with black faux leather, and the fine Italian acid free paper pages are thread bound making this book very durable. Each Moleskine notebook also has a built-in elastic closure that holds the sturdy cover closed a ribbon placeholder, and an expandable accordion pocket in the back made of cardboard for holding tickets, notes and clippings. The Moleskine 2006 Daily Desk Planner in Large format evolved from the minimalist style of the Moleskine books.
The 2006 Daily Desk Planner has one day per page and consists of 380 pages (190 lined leaves).
Size: 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" (15/16" thick)
Material: sturdy solid black cover, thread-bound pages, acid-free paper, expandable inner pocket, removable addressbook
Details: Calendar year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
***The planners are bound in cardboard, with a 'moleskine' cover and acid free paper pages which are thread bound. They also have an elastic closure and an expandable inner note holder made of cardboard and cloth and a removable card with the Moleskine history. Inserted a removable address book of 28 ruled pages, with laminated alphabetical labels.