Artist Keri Smith and the San Francisco-based Little Otsu have joined forces to create the Non-Planner Datebook. Smith admits in her blog that it almost sounds like a contradiction in terms. "It had occurred to me that at times all of my planning and life controlling and goal setting and to-do list making was making me a bit crazy," she says. "You see, I seem to be the kind of person who is simultaneously an overachiever (read: controlling) and also one of the laziest humans you have ever met, (I know some of you will find this hard to believe but you can ask those who are close to me, it is entirely true.) I flit between the extremes of these two things constantly."
The Non-Planner Datebook, Smith says, gives you permission to break out of the confines of rigid scheduling. Printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper using soy inks, journal pages are interspersed with monthly fill-in-the-date pages, along with spreads for made-up days (such as the Day of Wandering and the Day of Indecision) and semi-blank pages for you to customize. There's also a lucky elephant page. We'll leave that for you to discover on your own. ::Little Otsu