Inspired by the summertime research projects in Japanese elementary schools, OURS Studio designed the 2024 Research Project Journal that comes with monthly and weekly planning pages. For each week, the planner provides a simple task or inspirational goal for you to accomplish, resembling the summer vacation assignments for elementary students in Japan. Each page is decorated with film photography and collaged illustrations to enlighten your days throughout the year. This A5-sized planner is manufactured with the Japanese Bird of Paradise Paper, which is a medium-weight paper that is friendly to fountain pen and stamp inks. The exposed spine binding of this planner also allows it to lay perfectly flat on surfaces.
Each month is displayed on a 2-page spread and comes in a minimalist design decorated with various illustrations, photos, and collage prints. Blank spacing on the left and bottom side can be used freely for extra notes.
Each week is spread out across two pages and embellished with spot illustrations and cute crayon color palettes. A fun, simple task or goal comes on the upper left page every week, varying from taking photos every day to treating yourself with a good meal.
Free Pages (Research Notes)
38 free pages are added in a variety of formats that change from year to year. This year, OURS has integrated the concepts of tickets, research, and records with three sections to collage and keep handwritten records. Great for keeping track of travel notes, food notes, concert tickets, or other ephemera.
- Size: A5
- Language: English, Japanese (Weekly Tasks)
- Bird of Paradise Paper
- 176 pages total (3 pages of opening page, 26 pages of monthly plan, 108 pages of weekly plan, 38 pages of free pages, 1 page of personal information)
- Planner comes with a Matte PVC clear cover
OURS Friends of Forest, established in 2013, is founded by a group of friends in Taiwan who loves planners and illustrations. OURS means "bear" in French, and their collaborations feature inspirations from nature, antique and symbols. Their Washi, stamps and stationery are based off of their illustrations and inspirations from various projects.