// Kaelah Bee x DENIK

Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
I've been pretty excited to share this news for a while now! A few months ago I designed two notebooks for an online brand called Denik. One of the reasons I was so drawn to this partnership is because Denik takes a portion of each book sale to build schools around the world. This year Denik is building a middle school in Mali, Africa! Check out their current non-profit partner Mali Rising. From Denik: "Our belief is that art can change the world, a mission we wish to accomplish through the betterment of education." 

I chose to do two different styles of notebook in order to appeal to a wider variety of people. The first one I settled on is a hand-drawn layout of a C.S. Lewis quote. I really love this quote because I feel like it can apply to so many situations. I'm a firm believer in looking ahead and moving forward. This little turquoise notebook has become the one spot where I write down all of my goals! I've only had it for a couple of weeks but I love being able to look back at my goals (and intentions!) from the first few days. It's nice to see which goals I met and which ones I'm still working toward (and maybe which ones are no longer a priority.) The color of the notebook is just so dreamy, too!

The second notebook I designed is also hand-drawn. I opted to go slightly less twee with the second one haha. I did a rough illustration of a matchbox and matches with the phrase "May the bridges I burn light the way" - I kind of really dig that sentiment. I think it's a counterproductive to hold onto people and things that hold you back or stand in your way. Now I'm not saying you should blow off everyone and go on a ladder-climbing rampage or anything haha! I just think you should do what you need to do, ya know? A fun little feature on this notebook is that the back cover is a gorgeous orange color! (And there's even a little match on the spine, too)

My favorite feature of the notebooks is their soft, milky cover. It seriously feels like butter. The inside features 200 pages of 75% recycled (blank) paper. It's perfect for jotting down ideas, sketching out plans, or taping in receipts and ticket stubs that you don't want to lose. They're both softcover notebooks and they've even got my little graphic on the back! Fancy! All Denik journals are produced in the US.

Both of the journals I designed for Denik are now available to purchase on their website. Any profit (5%) I earn from the sale of these notebooks will be donated to the Middle Tennessee non-profit no-kill animal shelter Happy Tales Humane. Thanks for letting me share my excitement! Hopefully you'll see a design that you dig (even if it isn't mine!) xo
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com
Kaelah Bee x DENIK Journal Collaboration - KaelahBee.com

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Will definitely buy one for my sister (and myself!)
    I gotta say though, when I read the words 'huge announcement' I was secretly hoping for some baby news. Haha :)

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    1. haha! apparently you're not the only one. hopefully i'll have the will power to avoid posting any teasers once the day finally comes ^w^

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  2. I love this! I will definitely be getting one for my mother and sister! Best quotes!

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  3. oh my gosh, congrats! So so awesome.

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  4. Congratulations! Those are so precious. And I love your non-profit agency of choice.

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  5. Ah, congratulations on this rad partnership! Your designs are too cute and the quotes you chose are inspiring! I'm definitely going to pick up one or two for myself! :D

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  6. Love love love love love love!

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  7. Love love love love love love!

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  8. So exciting - congratulations! Those are too adorable.
    -Annie

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  9. Wowee, looking ah-mazing! loving your illustration, you talented thing. I think I am going to buy one for myself

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  10. Ah this is awesome I have been following your blog for some time now and I think this is great. Also, I am not sure if your Bronica has made an appearance on the blog before, but I got really excited and distracted seeing it in the photos! I own the same camera its exciting to see.

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  11. I will admit without shame that I, too, was hopeful for a bun in oven announcement haha! But I had a feeling it was design-related and these do not disappoint! Way to go lady, these are killer :)
    -Rachel Kathryn

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  12. I will admit without shame that I, too, was hopeful for a bun in oven announcement haha! But I had a feeling it was design-related and these do not disappoint! Way to go lady, these are killer :)
    -Rachel Kathryn

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  13. I love notebooks I have one in each bag hehe!! And each has a purpose! I love making hand written lists I am always much more inspired to write them than on My tab or smart phone!

    They look totally cool and cute Kaelah :O I wish I could get one delivered here!
    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  14. What an exciting collaboration and a great company to work for.

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  15. Cute! I'm a fool for office supplies and notebooks! :)

    -Samira

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  16. these are adorable. I am in need of a pocket journal. I will add these to my wish list!

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  17. Ummmmmmmmmmmmm SUPER COOL! Good for you. Congrats - and much respect for working with a company with such integrity!

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  18. How cool are you!!! Congratulations, both books are beautiful.

    www.brasshoney.blogspot.com

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  19. HOLY MOLY Kaelah, this is AMAZING! I am so inspired by you and SO PROUD OF YOU! These are so beautiful. Going to look at them now and either buy one or add it to my Birthday Wish List! LOVE! Congrats!!!

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  20. LOVE IT!!! So happy for you and such an amazing and inspiring collab. I have a weekness for cute notebooks and buying anything and everything that is for a good cause, so I'm sure I'll be finding the money to purchase one... or two. :)

    x Sara from andalittlechaos.blogspot.com

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  21. I love both of the quotes you chose! Really cute books as well, great design.

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  22. I really love the burning bridges one! But both of course are totally beautiful. You're so amazing.

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  23. These are so amazing!! How wonderful that you got to work with a great company!! Congrats on the partnership and designing these cool notebooks!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  24. I'm definitely getting the Burn Bridges notebook. Congrats, Kaelah!

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  25. they look so nice, good job on the designs!
    xo, cheyenne

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  26. They're both so cute and I love them! I'll definitely be getting myself one! :D

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  27. Ohhh...they're gorgeous! The "Bridges" one is my favorite - awesome hand-lettering! :)

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  28. Aw this is awesome! I love that CS Lewis quote so may have to buy one :) At first I was excited when I saw the "big announcement" hahaha I bet other people thought it was something else ;)

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  29. Kaelah, they are absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't wait to get my hands on the C.S. Lewis one, the quote is lovely... too bad they don't ship over to Colombia, but I'll probably get someone to send it here :) congrats!

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  30. I love that you're donating to Happy Tales Humane. That hits home, literally since I'm a local : )

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  31. This is awesome! I lived in Mali for two years - some of my very favorite years of my life!

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  32. This is so awesome! I lived in Mali for two years - some of the most amazing experiences of my life!

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  33. This is fantastic! Congratulations Kaelah!

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  34. CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB