Tell us what you do for life (both work and fun!)
How does your Traveler's Notebook fit your life?I work as a project manager at Studio William Hefner, and have been designing and managing high end houses for the last twelve years. My wife and I raise three little boys.
How do you customize your Traveler's Notebook so that it works for you?I carry it around all the time to help me manage my ideas, write lists, write notes, hold receipts and cards. I have two notebooks in my TN, one for "pondering" and one for "remembering". Most of the remembering refill notebook gets thrown away since most of contents is useless once I'm done.
The notebook systemThe only real customization I've done is to Laser cut with a CAD hatch pattern and a 1/8" architectural scale.
One Passport Size Traveler's Notebook (black) and one Regular Size Traveler's Notebook (brown) with:
What are you currently obsessed about?- One notebook for scribbling - this gets thrown in the trash once its full- One notebook for pondering - this one get thrown in a box with the newer books on top. Good ideas get transferred to Moleskine notebooks.
- Stack of blank index cards- Zipper Case for pens, clips, and business cards- Receipts and index cards get clipped to the notebooks- Brass Index Clip make good permanent markers for Moleskine notebooks.
Can you share something that recently inspired you?
- Vinegaroon finish
- Bleached walnut/honed absolute black granite/brushed stainless steel. (I am remodeling my kitchen)
- Timelines (I'm designing a study board for my sons.)
Any tips for fellow Traveler's Notebook users?
- Studio Ko
- Jean Louis Deniot
- Vincent Van Duysen
- Roman and Williams
- Kenya Hara's book, "Designing Design"
- 収納上手にならなくてもいい 片づけのルール (A rule for keeping a tidy space without being a good organizer.)
To customize your Traveler's Notebook like Takuro:I finish mine every other week with mink oil to keep it clean looking. I've finished the inside with gum tragacanth to make it smoother (less knappy)Post-its make good bookmarks for lists (Shopping, To-Do, etc.) that need to be accessed often.