29 Apr 2014

review: daycraft animal pals x aberdeen movie collab notebooks

One of my guilty pleasures is watching a Hong Kong movie in bed with snacks (Brazil nuts are my current favourite). In the past, movies were quite conservative and rarely broached more controversial (for want of a better word) subjects but recently, films and TV series seem to have adopted a more Western attitude towards intimate scenes/issues and the like.

Anyway, the notebooks shown above are to promote a film that will be released on the 8th of May and its English title is Aberdeen. The Chinese symbols for the film literally translates to 'little Hong Kong' which is the Chinese name for Aberdeen - a real place in Hong Kong. You can read more about the film here or you can watch the trailer here (it has English subtitles).

So what do a whale and a chameleon have to do with a film about a family living in Hong Kong? Well, they are two characters (if I can call them that) within the film. These notebooks are by Daycraft and they have helpfully constructed a page to explain the concept behind these notebooks. The notebooks are approximately A6 in size.


Each notebook comes with a set of three postcards that help promote the film.

Inside, you are greeted with the signature Daycraft cream paper (100gsm!) and they also have an illustration, either relating to a chameleon or whale, depending on which notebook you opt for.

There is also a ribbon page marker within these notebooks but I forgot to take a picture of them. The whale one has a pale blue one and the chameleon one has an emerald green one.

At the back, there is a pocket where you can slip in receipts or any other bits you want to keep safe.

The lovely design at the front continues at the back, where you can see the name of the film printed in both English and Traditional Chinese.

Overall, I really love these notebooks. They are cute and different to the normal plain notebooks I use. In terms of quality, the covers are very thick but still easily manipulated. They are well designed notebooks and the varying textures felt on the cover gives it that extra oomph. You can kind of the see the textures in the pictures above - the whale teeth are textured (not so obvious) and the stitching adds to that too.

If you'd like to see more, do visit the Daycraft site. Even if you don't, they have other Animal Pals notebooks on offer and I can definitely see them making great gifts or stocking fillers (bit early for that, I know but this is a blog about being organised!).

Thank you, Shadow from Daycraft, for sending me these notebooks to review :)

NB: Although I received these products as review samples, I have reviewed them just as I would have if I had paid for them.


  1. These are really cute! I definitely have to check out that movie!
    Imogen's Typewriter. <3 

  2. What a cute way to promote a movie! thanks for sharing :)

  3. They're so cute! I love the detail on the back too.