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Web Finds – 8 November 2017

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.

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

  1. Leuchtturm1917 monthly planner – Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  2. Industry News: Gillio Firenze Un-dyed Leather – Travellers Notebook Times
  3. Industry News – Van der Spek release three new Touch Me colours – Philofaxy
  4. Planner Review: Kokuyo Jibun Techo B6 Slim 2018 Planner – The Well-Appointed Desk
  5. Traveler’s Notebook | Journal With Me | with Pocket Page Notebook and UglyBugPlans Kit – Ugly Bug Plans
  6. New Product | Codex Standard MEGA – Blog Vdsshop
  7. Video comparison of Rhodia Goalbook vs Leuchtturm 1917 – Rhodia Drive
  8. My Planner Last Month, October – Lady Falcon Travelers
  9. Angela Smile – travelers’ notebook kit – Filofax is my world
  10. Different ways to use the Hebdo open format weekly planner – Quo Vadis Blog
  11. Van Der Spek Codex and Hobonichi Cousin still going strong – This Bug’s Life
  12. Bullets and Miracles – Mootastic Plans
  13. Travelers Notebook Features and Options – How do you choose? – Lil Divette
  14. November Bullet Journal Set Up | Leuchtturm1917 – Ugly Bug Plans
  15. My Leather Diary for 2018 from Hope House Press – Typecast
  16. New covers for 2018 Plan & Note planners! – Quo Vadis Blog
  17. Beginning a new Journey – Mrs Brimbles
  18. Pocket Moleskine Bullet Journal Set Up – Plan It Zoe
  19. The Future Is Bright… – Mootastic Plans
  20. How to distress your traveler’s notebook – Sam Alderson
  21. Manuscript Notebook Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
  22. ZenKraft Mozaic A5 QuadFold – ZenKraft Traveler’s Notes
  23. GB Maverick – Chic Sparrow

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well. Give them a like and subscribe to their channel if you like what you see.

  1. Monthly planner comparison – Leuchtturm vs Moleskine – Vegan Organizer
  2. Adding Art to your Travelers Notebook even if you think you can’t draw! – Lulu Lime Designs
  3. Rambling Pile of Travelers Notebooks – Rita Weaver
  4. PlannerCon EU Haul Video – Geraldine Jayne
  5. Gillio releases (compilation): Undyed + B6 Appunto + Croco Eye + Krause – Gillio Firenze
  6. Traveler’s Notebook | DIY | Dot Grid Insert – Sunshine & Stationery
  7. Minimalist Bullet Journal // Plan with Me November – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  8. November Bullet Journal Set Up | Leuchtturm1917 – UglyBugPlans – Planner and Paper Crafter
  9. Why do I use leather notebooks if I’m VEGAN? – MommyReporter
  10. Saturday Setups and what I’m using this week. – Rita Weaver
  11. PlannerCon 2017 VLOG ! – Geraldine Jayne
  12. Bullet Journal Evolutions | Episode 4 | Dailies – Sunshine & Stationery
  13. My first Writing Bullet Journal and NaNoWriMo 2017 Minimalist Set-up – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  14. ‘Planner’ bags, pouches and clutches… at Target! – MommyReporter
  15. Planner Folio by May Designs for Target! – MommyReporter
  16. Unboxing: Scriver Creek Traveler’s Notebook – AerisCeres
  17. Chic Sparrow Creme Personal Traveler’s Notebook in Chocolate – Shea Rivers
  18. DIY Pen Loop | Easy Planner DIY | Pen Loop for Your Traveler’s Notebook – Once Upon Main
  19. Chunky Travelers Notebook – Donna Kauffman
  20. Traveler’s Notebook for Beginner’s Series (Video 1 of 6) – LifeintheMitten
  21. 2017 Planner Set Up : Travelers Notebook – Pam22 Pam

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Industry News: Gillio Firenze Un-dyed Leather

At PlannerCon Europe 2017 Gillio Firenze announced the release of products in un-dyed leather.

On Monday 6 November, they released a range of products in un-dyed leather including:

  • Pocket Mia Cara (ref. 223/08)
  • Medium Mia Cara (ref. 224/08)
  • A5 Mia Cara (ref. 238/08)
  • Medium Compagna (ref. 224/02)
Also released in un-dyed leather:
  • A6 Appunto (ref. 280/02)
  • A5 Appunto (ref. 281/02)

The Appunto is their Hobonichi cover.

I expect that they will be releasing other products in un-dyed leather in the future.

Back in December 2016 I was sent a Gillio Giramondo in un-dyed leather to test out. Other prototypes had been sent to other admins on the Gillio Facebook group to test over a period of months.

The other people did fairly normal usage tests by using the products every day. I wanted to look to see what would happen if a customer applied any leather care products to the un-dyed leather, what would happen to it, what would it look like etc etc. Gillio were naturally interested in what customers might experience and so they would be prepared for any bad experiences.

Un-dyed leather is literally untreated, it is the natural hide so it is very susceptible to absorbing the oils from your hands, to sunlight, as well as being contaminated by anything it is left close to or it absorbs from our natural environment.

So here is a series of photos of the Giramondo that I took and what had happened to it at each stage of the tests.

So these first photos were taken on the 23 December the day I received it. 


Just a close up under slightly different lighting.


Once Christmas and the New Year was out of the way I decided to give it some leather care treatment using this product. I’ve used this on other leather organisers before now to enhance their appearance.



On 4 January 2017 straight after spraying the Giramondo looked like this:


As you can see this has changed its appearance quite drastically, and you can be forgiven for thinking ‘what has he done!’


The Giramondo was then left over night to air and stabilise again. About 12 hours later this is what it looked like:

It is a bit more uniform now in colour and not quite so dramatic in what it looks like.

Later that day (5 January 2017) I decided to have try a little experiment whilst also exposing the cover to the sun. I printed out the Gillio logo on some paper and then carefully cut around the outline of it. Popped it under the elastic and put the item in the sun at my home here in France.

 

And a few hours later, yes that worked! You can clearly see the logo on the front cover!!

Two days later and after some more sun, the logo is less obvious, but you can still see a line where the elastic closure has been:

Fast forward a few weeks to 6 February 2017 and on any sunny day the Giramondo was out there claiming the best spot in the sunny side window! I had been mainly exposing the outside to the sun and as you can see the elastic tan line is more distinctive and the colour has become more golden.

I found a way to expose the interior in a similar way to the exterior so for a few more weeks as we went in to Spring sunshine the interior was also given some sunshine treatment.

By 19 April 2017 it had taken on this colour:

Behind the secretarial flap once opened shows the contrast, no leather care was applied behind there, or in to the inside of the left hand slip pocket.

I quite like the finished result, the variation in colour and how the texture is magnified adds real character to the item.

The leather during this comparatively short test has remained supple and I think will improve with age and usage.

To learn more about how un-dyed leather changes with age, I strongly recommend reading Janet Carr’s (This Bug’s Life) posts on her Van der Spek Un-dyed organiser which she received to test back in November 2014, there are many posts in the series.

Thank you to Gillio Firenze for supplying this sample for me to test out!

 

Web Finds – 1 November 2017

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.

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

  1. Christmas orders timing – Blog Vdsshop
  2. Make Your Own Midori Traveler’s Notebook Refills – Mimi Gaylor’s Poochie Baby
  3. Paperblanks Verso 2018 (video) – Lorelei Lee’s Plan-Bar
  4. X47 im Zeit-Manufakturen-Shop – X47-News-Blog
  5. ZenKraft Pacifica Blue Hobonichi Weeks Bifold – ZenKraft Traveler’s Notes
  6. NaNoWriMo, transition to a planner – Lady Falcon Travelers
  7. Lorelei Lee’s BuJo-Planner 2018 – Lorelei Lee’s Plan-Bar
  8. Tutorial: Travelers notebook di carta – Lucy-Wonderland
  9. Young Crafter Spotlight: Carys – Kerrymay._.Makes
  10. Launch of 3 new Touch Me colours! – Blog Vdsshop
  11. So where did the rings go? – A random English life
  12. 2017 Planner recap – Belle B. Cooper
  13. Delfonics Diaries 2018 — understanding the range and types – Journal
  14. What I’m Using Now – Notebook Stories
  15. A roller stamp in a planner? Yes! – seemownay
  16. Recap | PlannerCon Europe 2017 – Blog Vdsshop

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well. Give them a like and subscribe to their channel if you like what you see.

  1. Saturday Setup it’s a Hobo Weeks and midori travelers notebook – Rita Weaver
  2. Traveler’s Notebooks Currently in Use – John Rush
  3. Review of the Chic Sparrow Mr Darcy A5 Carrie Harling violet and Pemberley angel – John Sparegrave
  4. Traveler’s Notebook Inserts Review | Pekedori Designs – Connie Porter
  5. Autumn Planner Setup | What Planners I’m Currently Using – MyLifeMits
  6. Traveler’s Notebook | Journal With Me | Mommy’s Girl | Pocket Page Notebook Process – UglyBugPlans – Planner and Paper Crafter
  7. Unboxing Chic Sparrow B6 Slim Outlander in Time Traveler – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  8. Présentation des Pemberly Angel et Mr Darcy Carrie Harling violet en A5 de chez Chic Sparrow – John Sparegrave
  9. Weekly TN Journal With Me : From Start to Finish – MyLifeMits
  10. My Bullet Journal in an A5 Lihit Lab Cover – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  11. November Planner Setup * Cocoa Daisy * personal size traveler’s notebook – seemownay
  12. 不是闷 | 手帐er得有软头笔的呀 – Bushimen
  13. Traveler’s Notebook | DIY | Folder – Sunshine & Stationery
  14. Travelers Notebook Features and Options – TN Video Series – Lil Divette

We now have a page on Facebook, give us a like.

We also have an Instagram account, not the busiest of accounts but take a look!

Enjoy

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