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Web Finds – 14 November 2018

So I hope you are having a good week.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.

  1. Gillio Appunto – B6 size – Travellers Notebook Times
  2. Rhodia A5 lined pad in black – Paper Lovestory
  3. Book review: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll – Quo Vadis Blog
  4. Are “Smart Notebooks” Smart Enough? – Notebook Stories
  5. Notebook Review: Hallmark Traveler’s Notebook & Inserts – The Well-Appointed Desk
  6. ZenKraft Electric Midnight Hobonichi Weeks/Mega Weeks Folio – ZenKraft Traveler’s Notes
  7. Planner Enthusiasts Meetup in New York City – Saturday, December 8, 2018 – Travellers Notebook Times
  8. A Tale of Three Planners – The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Henry Wilkinson’s World War I Diary and Sketchbook – Notebook Stories
  10. BIG RESTOCK: Appunto Premium Good Deals – Blog | Gillio
  11. Book review: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll – Rhodia Drive
  12. Metamorphosis: [TSLxBK] Notebook Cover // New vs. 1 year old – Baum-Kuchen
  13. Delfonics diaries 2019 — a guide to the diary layouts – Journal
  14. Jean Fick’s Notebook – Notebook Stories

We are looking to expand the blogs that we monitor  that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: admin at travellersnotebooktimes dot com

And we have found this selection of videos for your enjoyment as well. Give them a like and subscribe to their channel if you like what you see. Also take a look at their other videos.

  1. What I’m using for planning and journaling November 2018 – Rita Weaver
  2. A Look in my B6 Slim Boho Cottage Boho Dori – John Rush
  3. Bullet Journaling in a Traveler’s Notebook – Ali Brown
  4. How I Use My Traveler’s Notebook | 2019 Setup – ThatBudgetLife
  5. Journal With Me Hobonichi Techo [chatty] | 一緒にほぼ日手帳 – MyLifeMits
  6. JibunTecho vs The Hobonichi Weeks: A Comparison – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  7. Traveler’s Notebook: journal with me * memory planning * creative journaling * Cocoa Daisy – seemownay
  8. Chic Sparrow Mockingbird Nightingale & Changing Elastic – Ali Brown
  9. Hobonichi A6 comparison: Original vs English Planner – Vegan Organizer
  10. Setting Up My Traveler’s Notebook for Christmas 2018 – inFocus Prints
  11. PWM | Nov 12-18 | Travelers Notebook – ThatBudgetLife
  12. Midori Traveler’s Notebook | Journal with Me – cafe theme #01 – hina. journal
  13. My Traveler’s Notebook Setup (2018) – fleur dursanter
  14. Unboxing Buffalo Plaid Lindori Travelers Notebook Cover – Simply Community
  15. A Magical Experience | Travelers Notebook Unboxing – MissVickybee
  16. Traveler’s Notebook changing sizes | the journey to A5 – LifeintheMitten

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Gillio Appunto – B6 size

Gillio introduced the B6 size Appunto at PlannerCon Europe at the end of October 2017. At the time it was only available in five stock colours. It quickly sold out, not surprising really! Today (13 November 2018) Gillio are restocking some of those colours and introducing some new colours and colour combinations too.

I was lucky to receive this B6 in Dark Brown(772) with Yellow(771) on the interior. It’s great combination and I really like the contrast stitching.

The internal layout of the B6 is the same as my A5 Appunto that I recently reviewed. So there was no big surprises when I opened the B6 Appunto box.

So if you aren’t familiar with the Appunto, let’s take a quick tour.

Externally you could easily mistake this for a ring bound Gillio organiser. However, the bookmarks and the positioning of the elasticated pen loop give it away a little as being something different.

Internally the pocket layout on the inside front cover is very practical with full height vertical slip pockets and six credit card/business card pockets. Plus a business card pocket at the foot.

On the inside back cover there is a zip pocket and a half height secretarial flap pocket as well as the pen loop. Being placed higher up it will not suit all pens, I’ve managed to find a few that I already own though that fit this pen loop without too many issues.

This new B6 Appunto has been made slightly wider than the original release version. Full details about this change are in the video from Mella (see below)

B6 is bigger than A6, but as you can see below smaller than A5, it is an in-between size.

Shopping for B6 planners/notebooks is a bit of a voyage of discovery. You need to pay special attention to the size of the books you are buying.

True B6 is 125mm by 176mm high. The B6 Appunto easily takes this size of notebook with a bit of spare space.

The photograph below is a Muji Notebook, these are quite thin, but they are exactly B6 size.

I also discovered to my surprise I had an unused un-dated planner from Exacompta Forum Journal in the cupboard. This is a page per day journal/planner which is close to B6 size.

This one fits perfectly.

Undated page per day Journal.

I also looked on-line and discovered this Collins B6 notebook.

It fits very nicely in the B6 Appunto. It actually measures 183mm in height which I would say is approaching the limit of the size that will fit the B6 Appunto.

The pages are nice and simple in layout with rounded corners as well.

During my on-line search I also came across a B6+ series of notebooks by Leuchtturm 1917, these are the same width as B6 but taller. I didn’t order one because they are listed as being 190mm high, which I feel might be too high for the B6 Appunto, and the covers would need some trimming to fit the Appunto pockets.

So please Gillio, if you are thinking of further revising the B6 Auppunto a few extra mm in height would open it up to many more notebooks and planners in the market place. What you can easily buy will depend on where you are in the world, but I don’t see the point in importing things across continents because it becomes expensive in shipping and import duty costs.

Overall I find that the B6 size is a very practical size for planning or note taking, not too big and not too small.

Thank you to Gillio for supplying the sample of the B6 Appunto for review.


Further information: 

Gillio – IIC bvba
Breedveld 2 unit 7
1651 LOT (Beersel)

Tel: +32 (0)2 380 63 19

Facebook page: Gillio Firenze
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Instagram: @GillioFirenze