Thursday, January 13, 2011

365 Days

Can you believe we are already halfway into the first month of 2011! And I still haven't gotten me a calendar for the new year, that's already 13 days of unwritten mini stories. One of the things I love about starting a new year is the search for the ultimate journal. I love writing. Or more so, I have a memory of a goldfish so I need to constantly write down my everyday adventures (not that going to the gym, or strolling down the beach may count as being adventurous). But I digress. My favourite part is rubbing my fingers over the back of papers and feeling the marks made from my pen, it reminds me of school days where I would scribble and scrawl all sorts of little drawings on the edges of my arabic books. Some serious doodle masterpieces were created back then, unlike today where everything is digital. For me, keeping a journal each year is more than just counting down the days, it's to document my life, my thoughts and my doodles :)

So when I came across Design Sponge's vintage postcard calendar journal, I knew it was the one. I mean, can you imagine how many stories could be written over the years. And the best part is if you run out of writing space (which I'm sure I would) you can just keep on adding more papers as you go on. Plus, it's so pretty with all those postcards popping in between each month. Brilliant!

a novel a day

On an unrelated topic, I found these mysterious letters a while ago and couldn't get it out of my mind. What a cool idea. I wish I was one of their neighbors. Lenka and Michael have sought out to sending out handwritten letters to everyone in the world, and they started with sending a letter to each of the 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. I wish I lived in their neighborhood. I mean, who wouldn't want a personalised handwritten letter of their own. And their stuff is hilarious, I hope my writing would be as funny and spontaneous as them one day.

mysterious letters