One of my favourite things about starting the new year is a lush new diary – there’s something uplifting about putting pen to paper on a fresh page at the beginning of a new book. It makes real the idea of a year ahead full of promise, potential and new adventures. This year I’m going with The Kiwi Diary (pictured above), which is not only a fully functional diary but also features words and images from local artists, scientists, writers, trampers, foodies, climbers, politicians, poets, entreprenuers, painters, musicians…it’s a pretty diverse and inspiring celebration of Kiwi culture!
If you prefer a more structured approach to your own plans and musings, Baka has a selection of colourful customised diaries, journals and planners, including the innovative boxed set of monthly planners below, which comes in the earthy tones pictured or in a bright rainbow set.
As for a fabulous calendar, you can’t go past this gorgeous collection of prints from Erin Carver’s “Beautiful Words” series of mixed media artworks. Printed on 256gsm white matte-silk cardstock, the pages are presented in a clear jewel CD case designed to fold back into a display stand for your desk.