2023 DIARY | BLUE
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Now in its seventh year, the Mark+Fold Diary is appreciated by stationery connoisseurs around the world and we are proud to gain new converts each year. Our award-winning layout provides clarity and structure without being prescriptive, so you have the freedom to create your own 'system'. Being avid stationery lovers ourselves, we use only the most exceptional paper — made in Scotland, silky smooth, and fountain-pen-friendly.
Each year, alongside our core colours, we produce a limited number of special editions. This year's Blue and Grey are 100% recycled, made in Germany from paper off-cuts. You can view the full range of Colours here and our Stationery Gift Boxes here.
— A5 (210x150mm), 120 pages
— Week per double-page, with "zones" to help create your own system
— Year overviews for 2023/2024, plus 8 dot-grid pages for notes
— 120gsm smooth cream, fountain-pen-friendly paper, made in Scotland
— 350gsm Blue cover, 100% recycled made in Europe from post-industrial waste. White foil details.
— Cold glue, thread-sewn "layflat" binding
— Sustainably-sourced papers, and small-batch production
'I really appreciate having a high quality "canvas" to organise however I want. I was actually really surprised by how hard it was to find a planner that's sophisticated and sleek. A lot of the covers are over-the-top or the inside is too prescriptive or the quality just isn't there, so I'm so glad I stumbled across yours.' Kate, Hereford
This is the absolute best "week at a glance" page layout that I've ever seen in a planner. The details are all right. I love the space at the left of the week to write a to-do list or weekly goals. The space above each day's section to label important days/holidays. The ability to use the day section by time (morning, afternoon, evening) or as a to-do list, or both. And the space below to write extraneous notes. It's brilliant!' Joel, Chicago
The Mark+Fold Diary layout is the result of extensive research into existing diary layouts, and in-depth discussions with our customers about what they felt was and wasn't working for them.
We focused on providing a clear 'picture of the week' using elegant, clean typography and neat 'zoning' of the page. We have kept things as simple as possible, with a view to offering structure without being prescriptive. The aim was to inspire you to make plans and feel excited about getting organised, but with the freedom to build your own 'system' — one that works for you and your life.
HOW IT'S MADE
We use a fountain-pen-friendly 120gsm paper, which is super smooth and a beautiful, warm off-white shade. It is made sustainably in Scotland at an historic paper mill renowned for its high quality papers, made with water from the nearby River Don.
All our notebooks and diaries are bound in thread-sewn sections with cold glue, resulting in a book that is as robust as it is elegant. The cover is attached via a strong 'hinge' front and back, rather than having any stiff glue applied along the spine itself. This allows for beautiful flexibility and a perfect 'layflat' for the most comfortable writing experience. We use only FSC-certified papers.
As a Mark+Fold Diary customer, you benefit from a special price on selected 'add-ons.' These are items which were designed to work in conjunction with the diary, or which have proven popular in our community of diary users. Add any of these to your cart with any diary and you’ll automatically receive the special pricing. Browse add-ons
We make a series of removable diary covers, to avoid single use of valuable resources, and designed to protect your diary in an elegant and distinctive style. Our limited edition Leather covers are hand-made in the UK by Doe, using the finest veg-tanned bridle leather. We have also recently launched a range made from
Piñatex, a sustainable felt-like fabric, made from bi-product of the Pineapple industry. Read more
Batch of 250, designed in London, bound in Belgium, August 2022.
|FORMAT||A5 (210 x 148 mm / 5.8" x 8.3"), 120 pages.|
Week-per-double-page layout, plus year overviews and 8-page section for notes (dot grid pages).
Pages 120gsm smooth cream, ideal for fountain pen, milled in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Cover 350gsm Blue, made in Germany recycled from post-industrial waste (offcuts from the manufacture of till receipts).
The provenance of all our materials is thoroughly researched and we only ever consider using papers that are FSC-certified.
|HOW IT'S MADE||
Thread-sewn in sections, using cold glue binding (opens flat to 180 degrees).