This set has both the Makino Collection / Desk Garden cover and A6 Planner book.
Makino Collection / Desk Garden
W: 117 x H: 165 x T: 20 mm / W: 4.6" x H: 6.5" x T: 0.8"
*Excluding pen holders
*Specifications may vary slightlyWeight Approx
. 65 gMain material Exterior:
Polyurethane Faux Leather
Takashi Makino curates Japan’s highest-quality textiles for the top brands across the world in fashion and sports. His famous “Makino Collection” series was featured in popular Hobonichi Techo covers for four years, from 2009 to 2012.
The collection returns in the 2020 lineup, with covers featuring textiles recommended by Makino.
Desk Garden is a solf, silky green fabric dotted with pink flowers. Soft white spots are sewn into the fabric, giving the appearance of butterflies or cotton balls or small flowers. The blue triangles are also eye-catching. Are they birds? Are they flowers? Maybe they’re just reflections of light in the green grass.
This intricate fabric has textured elements, but these white puff-balls are not sewn into the textile afterwards — they’re included at the time of manufacturing. As long as you do not pull at the fabric too strongly, these spots will not fall off of the cover.
The cover interior is made with faux leather, and the material placed between this and the thin cover fabric gives the cover a soft feel.
This cover is a pleasant desk-mate, designed to make it feel like you have a little garden growing close at hand.A6 Planner Book in English
A6 size = W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"Weight Approx.
Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
Graph Paper Size 4 mm
Yearly Calendar 2020, 2021
Yearly Index Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (8 pages)
Monthly Calendar Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (32 pages)
Daily Pages Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020 (378 pages)
*A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
*A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
*Every two-page daily page spread includes one daily quote.
Daily Quotes One quote per two-page spread (English)
Weekly Pages Not included
Memo Pages 15 pages
Informational Pages Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table / My 100 / Local Festivals in Japan / The Japanese Bento / Personal Notes
Listed Information Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)
Select shop and brand Arts&Science owner Sonya Park directed the creation of this English-language Hobonichi Techo book, which has been refined and simplified to make it easy to use in all countries and languages. It still contains all the beloved features of the Original Japanese edition, such as the compact A6 size, one page devoted to each day, daily quotes, lay-flat binding, and more.
The graph paper in the English version is slightly enlarged to 4 mm to allow users to write comfortably in any language. Timelines are simplified to a single 12 to denote noon so users can completely customize it to their own schedule (or ignore it completely), and each day is also labeled with the number of the consecutive week that year, from 1 to 52.
The back of the book includes informational and useful pages such as My 100, Japanese Festivals, and Japanese Bentos.
The book has a chic, black textured cover subtly engraved with the Japanese characters for “techo” alongside the Arts&Science logo.