Techo Kaigi | Mid-Year Planner Review 2024

Techo Kaigi: Mid-year planner usage review 2024

My birthday falls on the 2nd of June, so beginning of the Summer it’s a traditional time of self-reflection for me. A few weeks before or after my birthday I spend hatching new plans, setting new goals and it’s perfect time to check my planner usage too, as we’re 5 month into year 2024 and I had time to evaluate my current setup.

A start of a new cycle, akin to a New Year, demands review and adjustments to be made for my envisioned future.

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Techo Kaigi | My planner system review 2023

Techo Kaigi: My planner system review 2023

Every year around October I start to think about finally printing out inserts for my planner for the coming year. As I’ve printed my own inserts since 2016, I’ve always took this time to review my usage and make adjustments. Thanks to stumbling upon this video with mid-year review of planner usage by team at US stationary shop Yoseka, I’m now aware that this practice has a new trendy, japanese-inspired name of “Techo Kaigi”, thanks to thriving planner culture around Hobonichi Techo and other planners.

So, below are my musings about my planner usage, my experiments with insert layouts and what I’m going to test out in coming month, before I commit to a full year of inserts.

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new planner | custom Van Der Spek unboxing

Van Der Spek logo

Van Der Spek – голландская компания с почти 100-летней историей, специализируется на ручном производстве продуктов из кожи, сейчас основная масса их продаж приходится на OOAK органайзеры – предоставляя покупателям возможность выбрать свой микс кожи для использования, сделать свою конфигурацию кармашков, добавить или убрать элементы компания наткнулась на золотую жилу. Высочайший уровень мастерства и отличное качество и разнообразие доступной кожи способствуют росту славы и увеличению аудитории бренда среди plannerverse.

Мне давно хотелось заказать для себя органайзер у них, неоднократно я экспериментировал с различными сочетаниями кож в их онлайн-конструкторе и вот, наконец-то, я счастливый обладатель планнера от Van Der Spek!
Под катом – подробности о моем выборе, фото unboxing и мой новый планнер во всей красе.

Van Der Spek – is a Netherlands-based company with an almost 100-year history, specializes in the handmade production of leather products. Now the bulk of their sales are in writing and planning accessories, including OOAK organizers – giving customers the opportunity to choose their mix of leathers, fine-tuning product features and customize final result with other options and the company stumbled upon a gold mine. The highest level of skill and excellent quality and variety of available leather contributed to namerecognition via word-of-mouth mostly and the increased the brand audience through plannerverse.

I wanted to order an VDS organizer for myself for a long time, repeatedly I’ve experimented with various leather combinations in their online planner design tool and now I’m finally a happy owner of custom Van Der Spek!
After the jump – some details about my choices, unboxing photos and my new planner in all its glory.

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new planner | Webster’s Pages Color Crush (yellow)

Webster Pages Color Crush: front

Brand: Webster’s Pages
Model: Color Crush
Size: Personal
Dimensions (H x W): 20,3cm x 12,5cm (27,9cm when open)
Weight: 199g
Ring size: 25-30mm
Strap: strap with wisible popper (websters pages logo)
Strap length: 7,3cm (from edge of the planner to center of the closure popper)
Penloop: 1, right side, elasticated.
Materials: PU Leather (faux leather)
Stitching: yellow, subtle
Colour: Yellow
Flatability: 9/10, out of the box

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