Levenger’s “Circa” Notebook

Dieter Rams often said that “good design is as little design as possible.” Apparently someone at Levenger paid attention to that morsel when they came up with the Circa Notebook system. Essentially, Circa is a unique way of organizing paper documents within a single notebook, which allows for pages to be rearranged, removed, and even inserted. In other words, it’s not only a way to get organized, but it ensures that you stay organized.

Rhodia Circa Notebook

 The system hinges on a special variation on a standard hole punch.  Rather than the three-hole punch for binders, the Circa punch creates a toothy pattern along the edge of each loose piece of paper. Instead of a spine, the Circa notebooks are held together by a series of discs which fit perfectly in the grooves left by the punch. You are then left with pages that you can insert and remove without any tears or trauma to the spine.

Circa – Remove/Insert Page

Circa “Spine” Detail

Levenger offers a wide assortment of different insert options (including a partnership with Rhodia notebooks) which are pre-punched for convenience. That said, the best part of the Circa system is the ability to punch any loose piece of paper to make it compatible.

Circa Punch

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

2 thoughts on “Levenger’s “Circa” Notebook

  1. I use this system, and it is fabulous. You are spot on in saying that the best part about it is that you can stay organized. I love the flexibility! And it’s easy to personalize the covers with collaged images/papers.

  2. I use this system, and it is fabulous. You are spot on in saying that the best part about it is that you can stay organized. I love the flexibility! And it’s easy to personalize the covers with collaged images/papers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>