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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Review: OURS Studio Weekly Journal

I’ve been using the OURS weekly journal since January and since they’ve announced the 2023 edition, I’ve decided to do a quick review of the 2022 edition. 

OURS is a small design studio from Taiwan, they have a wide variety of beautiful stickers, tape, stamps and other journalling supplies. 

The journal is A5 size and comes complete with a notebook protector.  
The paper is nice and thick and the spine is lay flat, which is very useful for journalling! 

Inside, there are monthly overview pages. 

But the main journal is a weekly layout over 2 pages. 

Each week starts with a question and a section for you to fill up. 

The questions are simple like ‘what is the most surprising thing that happened’ or ‘find something green!’ Helpful for if you can’t think of anything to write about. 

Each weekly layout also comes with a colour palette. It’s more of a suggestion but I’ve been following it religiously, I find it challenging and fun to follow. 

An example of a weekly layout. Honestly, it’s a great way to use up journalling supplies. 

The journal also includes a bunch of extras at the back. 

From top left (clockwise): Recipe cards, location cards, research pages and photo pages. 

Unfortunately, I forgot about them and haven’t used any of the extra pages but I will try to for 2023!

A layout with text, the weekly layout was never one I was fond of but with the colour palette, I have been enjoying it and discovering new colour combinations! 

Also, there are cute additions like this text/colours/line/measurement reference sheet on the inside of the back cover. 

The 2023 journal launches at the end of the month, look out for it on  Instagram.

What do you think? Is this something you might look into buying? What other design studios would you recommend we look at? 


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Friday, August 12, 2022

Review: DAISO MY NOTE + FILE Clear pocket square

A while ago, we reviewed Hapila! Sheet Seal Collection Refills for organizing one's sticker sheets. [see here] So what about sticker flake packets? Well Daiso has come up with a solution.

DAISO MY NOTE + FILE Clear pocket (square)

Each packet contains 10 sheets. Each with two pockets.

Each sheet measures 12cm by 21.5cm
Each pocket measures 10.5cm by 10.5cm

The pockets are large enough to fit most flakes [and in most cases, even the packaging so you can clearly see what each set has!]

These will fit in any standard A5 6 ring binder; making it easy to file your sticker flakes!
At Daiso's prices, this is an affordable solution to organizing your flake stickers! 

Have you tried them? How do you organize your flake stickers?

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Review: Daiso Water based Twin Marker (Modern set)

I'm always picking up random odds and ends at Daiso and the colours of this twin marker set caught my eye. 

 The pens have a thin end and thick end and come in 5 neutral colours.

The thin end is 0.5mm, the thick end is 1.5mm. 
It comes in black, cool gray, khaki grey, deep brown and brown. 

The difference in the pen thicknesses is obvious which is always nice. 
I also appreciate the the colours of the pens are marked clearly, which will make it easy to reach for. 

A test of the pens show that the colours are pigmented and the colours are very pretty. 

The brown and greys are more semi-opaque whilst the darker colours are nice and deep.

All in all, this was a good find from Daiso. 

What do you think of Daiso pens? Do you have a favourite set? 


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