Scandinavian Design | Notem Studio Notebook Collection Review
While we couldn't wait to bid 2020 farewell and welcome 2021, we're especially ecstatic along with the hope that we will be able to add more events to our planners this year! Every new year brings the new joy of starting a new planner, and nothing feels better than a diving into a fresh beginning in the form of Notem Studio's notebook and planner collection.
In the past few years, 'Hygge' has become a new buzzword from Danish origin referring to the feeling of cosiness and contentment that we enjoy alone or with our loved ones. To us, nothing feels more 'hygge' than cracking open and writing in a brand new planner!
All of Notem Studio's notebooks are designed in Denmark and made in Europe with creamy, lightweight Scandinavian paper. Their designs are inspired by the clean and minimalistic aesthetic of Nordic design, with a focus on space and light. Notem Studio's products add a touch of flair to your stationery collection with its timeless patterns.
Notem Studio 系列 | 手帳 筆記本用後感
我們覺得新一年最令人期待的事就是開始用新的手帳，而今年就想介紹一下Notem Studio的日程手帳 MILO 和 兩款筆記本 VITA 和 UMA 。
在過去幾年流行了丹麥語 “Hygge”，指的是獨自或與親人一起享受的舒適和滿足感。 對我們來說，沒有什麼比打開一本全新的手帳更hygge了。
來自丹麥的 Notem Studio 的產品主張簡約主義，靈感也來自北歐設計美學注重的空間和光線。由歐洲產的質感紙張製成，封面的極簡設計也為您的桌面增添時尚氣息。
To start things off with, I picked our store favourite, the weekly MILO Planner that features a soft, uncoated softcover in a light-gray grid pattern. With 56 pages in total, this planner is lightweight enough to carry around without compromising space in my work bag. My favourite part is that it lies flat on the desk, and I can write without holding down one side or damaging the spine.
MILO has a vertical overview with 26 weeks worth of space for planning out all your schedules. I was a bit intimidated by the rather large size (170mm x 235 mm) at first, but it turned out to be a big plus as I could fit a whole lot of scribbles and plans and it still wouldn't look too cluttered! Not to mention, this would be perfect for minimalists who prefer a bit more breathing space in their planners as well.
首先，我會介紹 Paper and Cards Studio 最熱門的週記事手帳 MILO。
MILO 總共56頁，輕便的尺寸及柔軟無塗層軟封面都適合隨身攜帶。 我最喜歡的部分是它可以平放在桌子上，不用壓下書寫，因此書脊也不會損壞。
A quick wrap up:
- Ideal for minimalists, and those who have big handwriting who don't want their planners to look too squished
- Lightweight, portable
- Lie-flat binding makes it loads easier to write in
- Larger size might not fit in certain smaller handbags
- Soft cover might crease easily, but as long as you take good care it should be fine!
To us, we always think two is better than one! Next up, we're introducing MILO's smaller cousin, the VITA softcover notebook with horizontal stripes in size small.
接下來介紹在Notem Studio系列最小的 VITA 筆記本：
VITA 比 MILO 更加輕巧，封面的圖案比較簡單，但是紙質和可以攤開平放的特色也和 MILO一樣。橫間的內頁一共64頁，VITA 迷你的尺寸也不會佔空間， 把它隨身帶著也很方便。
If you're a language learner like me, this notebook would be perfect as a vocabulary book or practice book if you're learning a new alphabet.
Of course, there's a plethora of ways to utilise VITA to the fullest. Here are just some alternative ways that I could think of:
- Grocery lists 購物清單
- Lecture notes 課堂筆記
- Recipe book 食譜紀錄
- To-do lists 待辦事項清單
- Daily diary entry 每天日記
- Penmanship practice book 筆法練習冊
Here's a quick wrap up of the VITA:
- Available in ruled, grids and plain and in two sizes, so you can pick the type that suits your purpose the best
- This size could even fit in my tiniest tote! (unless you're carrying a minibag, of course)
- A bit simple in terms of design, but it makes up for with its beautiful selection of colours
I couldn't resist trying out Notem's UMA notebook, so might as well review this beauty too! For this review, I picked UMA in this simple gray cover with big red grids.
最後介紹 Notem Studio 系列的 UMA 筆記本：
UMA一共有160頁；左面是空白的，而右面就印有橫間，適合喜歡在文字旁邊加一些構圖或草圖的人。UMA 和 MILO 和 VITA 一樣，都可以放平書寫。 UMA 有 Medium 和 Large 兩個尺寸，只是 Large 會重一些，比較適合放在家裡使用。
UMA is special because it has two types of paper. For a blank page on the left, the right would be ruled so you could combine diagrams and drawings next to text on the same spread. UMA is also available in two sizes, medium and large, and has lie-flat binding just like MILO and VITA.
With a hefty 160 pages, UMA is not as ideal for carrying around but the perfect addition to your desk at work or at home. What I love about UMA is that you can really feel the quality of the pages as you flip through, which has plenty of space for your ideas to flow through.
- The combination of page types proves very useful for those who want to get the best of both worlds in one book
- Well, it's quite heavy so not exactly ideal for hauling around. But that's what MILO and VITA are for!
Phew! So that concludes the review for Notem Studio's beautiful assortment of planner and notebooks. Which one piques your interest the most?
MILO, VITA and UMA are also available in a range of patterns and sizes, so feel free to browse through the rest of the collection online or in our physical store in Hong Kong!
你有寫手帳和筆記本的習慣嗎？如果對Notem Studio 的系列有興趣的話，可以瀏覽我們的網店，也可以逛逛Paper and Cards Studio 在觀塘的實體店看看其他的款色和尺寸啊！