28 Jul 2011

artbox.co.uk - diary review part II

Before I start this post, let me just tell you this. This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought these items off of my own whim and I am not paid to write this review. However, I will write it anyway because this lesser known brand does do planners too and I just want to give you guys more options for diaries/schedulers if you're indecisive about what to use in the coming academic year/new year.

Anyway, here is the second and final part of the review series of schedulers from the Artbox. Here is the second planner I bought. You'll notice that it has a plastic cover and is of a 'cuter' design.

Opening the front cover, you're greeted with this piece of art:

And then the next leaf possesses yet more art:

Another quote (this is becoming quite a common theme for Korean planners):

The monthly plan layout:

Instead of the monthly plan designs being uniform, they are different! Here is another sample:

Moving onto the weekly plan...

Again, designs differ for each week. Here are two samples:

The only complaint I have with the boxes are that they are a little on the small side but I guess you could use a two page spread for the same week if you wanted as there are 64 pages in all of the weekly schedules. Therefore, you'd get 32 weeks... which is almost as many academic weeks I have! Don't be misled by that though, I have 38 weeks of intense work, not 30 weeks of work and 8 weeks of rest unfortunately!

You'll notice that once again no dates are filled in, just like the planner seen in part I. 

Moving onto the notes pages...

Close up of the quote. The same quote is used for the monthly and weekly pages seen earlier:

Note pages that are plain...

And note pages that are ruled... It's handily been named 'My List' so for you list lovers out there, this must be heaven, right? (Certainly is for me)

And the personal details page yet again.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this planner also. It is a bit more 'flexible' compared to the other one but the boxes for each day are a bit smaller than I would have liked - but then, beggers can't be choosers!

Here is the exact planner if you're curious. Hope you've enjoyed these two reviews and also the pictures of these planners. This used to be the type of planner I used for school as I used to go to Hong Kong regularly enough to be able to buy one for every year that were dated but due to other commitments last summer and this summer, I'm unable to make the same trip! But it seems my wishes for another 'cute' planner were granted upon a browse on Artbox for birthday presents.

Next stop? Papernation. I've never heard of this site before until I saw it on the list of links on MsLogica's blog.


  1. What a pretty planner! I love all those whimsical paintings!

  2. I know! I'm hoping those illustrations give me an instant mood boost when I open the planner up first thing in the morning :)

  3. Thanks for the mention. I'm just reading all of your posts, I love your blog :) I'd never heard of Artbox before! I wish more of my real life friends loved stationery, and then I'd buy them all cute notebooks from Artbox for Christmas!

  4. No problem about the mention! However, I can't seem to be able to access your blog today?

    And same! I wish all my friends loved stationery as much as we did ha, would make present buying so much simpler!