Get organised and never miss a deadline again! Paper junkie or not, here are our favourite stores for the best daily, weekly and monthly planners and calendars to get you through 2018
New year, new… calendar? Now that 2018 is upon us, there’s one burning question that pops up all time: what are your new year’s resolutions? Planning what you want to achieve in this year is made easier when you jot them down in a planner. And you know what’s great about corralling everything in a super rad diary? Keeping track of all your medical appointments, birthdays, brunch dates and meetings. So sort your makeup collection, clean your work desk and get organised this 2018 with these daily, weekly and monthly planners, organisers and calendars from these stores…
This popular Aussie brand is making waves worldwide, and what’s there not to love? Best known for its lust-worthy collection of stationery and homeware that boasts its signature Swedish design aesthetic, kikki.K packs a punch when it comes to notebooks, diaries and calendars. Its selection range from cute illustrations to simple geometric designs, with some available with printed paper and stickers. Complete it with a notebook strap and some cool pens — voila, you’re all set!
kikki.K, available at multiple locations, including #B2-53 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6509 3107.
The Change Planner
When it comes to making positive changes in the new year, The Change School is no stranger to giving top tips and great advice on practising personal rituals to achieve success in life. To help you along is its very first Change Planner which comes in eye-catching designs filled with undated monthly, weekly and daily sections, as well as a built-in mood tracker, guided steps to stay organised, and many other ace features to keep you on track.
The Change Planner, available on Amazon.
For something a little more off-beat, chances are you’ll find the perfect calendars, diaries and planners at Cat Socrates. Step into this quirky, indie lifestyle store for beautifully illustrated desk calendars by local brands, as well as pretty organisers by US-based stationery gems Rifle Paper Co. and UK-based Ohh Deer. Add a couple of kitty-designed stationery, vintage memorabilia and other adorable kitschy items from all over the world, including nifty, Singapore-inspired knick-knacks by local designers and you’re all set for the new year!
Cat Socrates, available at multiple locations, including 448 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427661, p. 6348 0863.
The Paper Bunny
This local stationery and lifestyle brand offers both custom stationery for weddings and events, as well as a collection of ready-to-purchase lifestyle products such as notebooks, diaries and desk planners in minimalist designs, vibrant hues and brush letterings for the modern paper junkie. Filled with plenty of beautiful designs, trust us, you wouldn’t be bagging just one.
The Paper Bunny, available at various stockists, including Isetan Scotts, TANGS at Tangs Plaza, Mondays Off and Naiise.
Rifle Paper Co
Here’s a confession: I stalk the Rifle Paper Co’s Instagram page on a daily basis. Why? Because this Florida-based stationery and lifestyle brand stocks a brimful of gorgeous notebooks, cards, phone cases, bags and more. I’m talking monthly planners, weekly desk pads and wall and desk calendars decorated in floral prints, tapestries, quirky illustrations and more in various designs and styles.
Rifle Paper Co, available at various stockists, including Cat Socrates, Paper Market, Gallery & Co, Cumulus and more.
Sister store to Cotton On, TYPO is your one-stop stationery den that offers a wide-ranging selection of annual diaries, wall calendars and desk calendars decked in glitter, mermaid prints, images of world’s adorable cats and pugs, as well as tongue-in-cheek quotes. Know a Disney buff or a unicorn wannabe? It’s got ‘em all — plenty of Marvel and Star Wars-themed stationery to bags.
TYPO, available at various locations, including Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877, p. 6733 4761.
Besides creating cool, nomadic items such as notebooks, stationeries and reading accessories, Moleskine offers also collection of themed 12 and 18-month planners featuring nostalgic characters like Peanuts and Alice in Wonderland, as well as Star Wars. And since everything is pretty much digitised in this day and age, Moleskine has stepped up its notebook and pen game by revolutionising creativity with its Smart Writing Set which syncs to your phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Moleskine, Level 3, Tangs at Tangs Plaza, Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873, as well as all other Moleskine stores island-wide.
Going beyond their magazines, Frankie also offers wall calendars spruced with playful designs and illustrations by artists such as Pete Cromer, Lieke van der Vorst and Kate Pugsley, as well as annual week-to-double-page diaries beautifully hand-drawn by Caitlin Shearer and bound in cloth. It also comes with sweet treats like gift tags, cards, stickers, doodle sheets and a pocket to stuff your loose notes. Now, how can you say no to those?
Frankie, available online.