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Muji Chronotebook

This Chronote­book from Muji is a fresh con­cept. It was designed by Wong Kok Keong (Orcade­sign, in Sin­ga­pore) and won a Judges’ Prize in Muji’s Inter­na­tional Design Awards #2 (May 15 to July 31, 2007).

Diary sched­ules are arranged in lines and grids, which are dif­fi­cult to see and has lit­tle flex­i­bil­ity. This note­book makes it clear, intu­itive and easy to plan and see your daily schedules.

Cool Hunting’s brief write-up on it gives us a qual­i­ta­tive insight on how use­ful it can be, and how dif­fer­ent it can be to what we have been used to:

Beige, min­i­mal, with rounded cor­ners and just small enough to fit in your pocket, the Chronote­book has trade­mark Muji aes­thetic appeal. The clock, located in the cen­ter of an open page, is divided in halves by the mid­line of the book—the left hand white graphic rep­re­sents AM, while the dark graphic on the right is PM. Not only does the lay­out illus­trate our cir­ca­dian nature but it forces you to orga­nize tasks accord­ing to the time of day they need to be done. Over­all, it’s easy to look at, sim­ply com­pre­hended and accom­plishes a design feat by adding a small fea­ture (a more log­i­cal way to break up your day) that has big rewards in functionality.

Any­ways, thought I’d share with those of you look­ing for a new way to orga­nize or log your day, etc.