Shopping for office supplies or back to school essentials? Check out these beautiful local stationery brands for swoon-worthy journals.
Sure, there’s an app for pretty much everything under the sun these days, but is there anything like the heavenly satisfaction of opening a brand new notebook, with the fresh scent of clean and smooth untouched paper? Whether you need a new notebook because you want to get in on the bullet-journaling craze, need space to jot down your to-do list, or just need a journal because you’re old school keeping a diary, check out these local stationery brands for pretty notebooks that are almost too beautiful to write in.
Written In The Stars
We’re all about positive affirmations, and that’s why we adore Written In The Stars’ charming notebooks. Featuring little encouragements of positivity like “Just Keep Swimming” and “Keep Moving Forward” on the cover, these handmade journals will keep you in check through some of the most challenging days ahead.
Written in the Stars notebooks, IDR 49,000; available online at Shop Deca.
Stationery addicts will adore ORCA book’s exquisite colour ways that include gorgeous shades of pastel yellow, coral and mint. The notebook brand even engages the buy-one-give-one model, donating a school notebook to a struggling child in need for every ORCA notebook bought. Shopping for a good cause – we’ll take one in every colour please.
ORCA notebooks, IDR 135,000; available online at Bobobobo.
2016 is probably going to go down as the year that monochrome and marble was everything. That’s why we’re lusting over Mitan’s ultra chic black and white marble hardcover notebooks. Besides being the perfect journal for writing down your notes and doodles, these photogenic books are the ultimate addition to any Instagrammer’s flat lay. Talk about being multifunctional!
Mitan marble notebooks, IDR 149,000; available online at Shop Deca.
PREEI’s minimalist and compact notebooks bring it back to basics with a simple, kraft paper cover that comes in light brown and blue. With pages made out of recycled paper, consider this an eco-friendly option to scribble down your thoughts.
PREEI Summer Series notebooks, IDR 28,000 – IDR 37,000; available online.
This quirky Indonesian Food Series notebook set by Heimlo comes in a bundle of 5 blank journals. Its cover features quirky illustrations of local street food like Sate Ayam, Nasi and Mie Tektek, Rujak, Siomay, Pecel Lele and Ayam – perfect for food bloggers or for home cooks to jot down their secret recipes in.
Heimlo Indonesian Food Series notebook set, IDR 160,000; available online at Bobobobo.