Flexible Day Planner
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
For those who just can’t seem to get organized at the start of a new year, the Flexible Day Planner may be the solution. Designers Lisa Smith, former editor of Core 77, and Michael Savona, Design Bureau’s very first “For Hire” student, have created a customizable planner for those who may have only recently proclaimed clean living as their resolution. The design duo’s Flexible Day Planner is a 106-page notebook that breaks free from the conventions of traditional date books, as it doesn’t run from January 1 through December 31 unless you want it to. With print-on-demand technology, users can customize their own calendar to start and end on any day of the year they choose, with all of the extra pages placed in the back as blank journal space.
Its soft cover is just as practical, offering space to jot down numbers and notes within blank boxes juxtaposed against a cheery blue graphic, reminiscent of the classic composition notebook. Inside, page organization has been kept to a minimum in order to maximizing its usable space. “We think of the whole planner as a margin,” says Smith. “Though perfectly effective for logging appointments, the book serves equally well as a sketchbook or notepad.” The customizable start/end dates and ample blank pages make the Flexible Day Planner the perfect travel companion—order one to keep you organized when studying abroad or while finishing a months-long work project.
The planner is the debut product of Show Show Room, an online display space that pushes design retail to a new conceptual level. Show Show Room not only features retail products, but also the ideas and explorations that fueled their design. “Everything on our site is exclusive to our site,” says co-founder Savona. “We even design the ads for our advertisers and then gift them back for them to use. We’re enthusiastic about the vision and operations of all of our advertisers; we aim to support others we believe in.”
Flexible Day Planner, $25