2023 DIARY | BLUE
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.
This year's Blue and Grey are 100% recycled, made in Germany from paper off-cuts.
— A5 (210x150mm), 120 pages
— Week per double-page, with "zones" to organise your notes
— Year overviews for 2023/2024, plus 8 dot-grid pages for notes
— 120gsm smooth, Scottish-made, fountain-pen-friendly paper
— 350gsm Blue cover, 100% recycled made in Europe
— Cold glue, thread-sewn "layflat" binding
— Sustainably-sourced papers, and small-batch production
"I was actually really surprised by how hard it was to find a planner that's sophisticated and sleek, I'm so glad I stumbled across yours." Kate, Hereford
"This is the absolute best week at a glance layout that I've ever seen in a planner. The details are all right. 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, and in-depth discussions with our customers.
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 200, 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).
I've used a variety of planners over the years and the Mark+Fold diary is easily the best of them. I will never order another planner as long as they keep making them. They are beautifully designed, sustainably sourced, and fully customizable down to the day. The pages lay flat and the paper is of the highest quality. Seemingly every design detail has been considered and the right decisions have been made to produce a planner that is the absolute best in the world. I cannot recommend them highly enough. And I would add that the Doe Leather cover is a great addition that will turn your planner into an object you marvel over.
I loved using my 2022 mustard diary so much I decided to stay with Mark + Fold for 2023. This year the colour choices were tough but I decided to go cobalt even though I love the mustard so much. This diary has a great week to view layout with lined areas I use for times events and a lower section for free form events and thoughts.
This is my third diary from Mark and Fold. The colour this year is stunning. The layout of the diary is perfect for me; one week over 2 pages and plenty of space below each day for additional notes and scribbles. And the reusable leather cover keeps the diary in pristine condition.
I’ve been using the same product in Mustard all through this year and I love it! I received this in blue recently for next year and love the colour, and I’m excited to start using it in January!