Stationery is the gift that keeps on giving.
Nothing beats whipping a completed to-do list off a notepad to reveal a fresh new blank page underneath.
Cute stationery is a little design treat to enjoy while you take care of all the chores on your daily grind. Plus you know what they say; a goal without a plan is just a wish.
Here’s our pick of the most beautiful paper goods to buy right now:
1. MY SHINING ARMOUR
This website is the first stop in every stationery lover’s search for gorgeous planners and notebooks. This year’s dream item is the CEO Of My Own Life Daily Planner 2019 (€49.95 here) designed especially to encourage more work/life balance by prompting you to organise and plan for every area of your life: business & career | home & family | health & fitness | you.
2. PAPER BLANKS
Paper Blanks Dot-Grid Planners are inspired by Bullet Journaling, a “mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system” designed by Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll. The dots allow you to lay out your own planner using the Bullet Method (more on that here). This one even includes a stencil so you can illustrate your plans.
They retail at €28.95 but order online and use the discount code YAYCORK15 for 10% off before December 24th, 2018.
3. BADLY MADE BOOKS
We first came across Cork-based company Badly Made Books in Bantry’s Forest & Flock and immediately fell in love with their beautiful notebooks and planners. All made from recycled paper, each book is hand bound in small batches and the designs are really special. Notebooks start at around €15 here.
Leanún is an Irish brand dedicated to aesthetics and stationery, founded by Cork mates Ciara, Éadaoin and Kate. Their pretty designs make scheduling fun. Buy the Leanún Daily Planner, €35 here.
5. DUSTY BOY
Dusty Boy Designs is an award winning Irish luxury lifestyle brand owned by husband and wife duo Justin Campbell and Kate Rose Crean. This beautiful Zebra notebook is ideal for jotting down or doodling all of your amazing ideas when on the go. €12.95 here.
6. BUSY B AT UNBOUND
Cleverly thought out and beautifully designed, this planner comes with four pockets for storing stuff, stickers for important events, and a mini notebook for quick jotting. You’re now officially… sorted! You’ll find it at Unbound on Bridge Street, Cork City, €18.99.