Circa Leather Foldover Notebook
Poem - Circa Notebook Haiku
Bought a Levenger
Now I am more organized
Love my Levenger
April 15, 2010
"Zen of Circa" Poem
Balance is the key they say,
a peacefulness ensues.
Oh, how I longed the day for that,
to experience these truths.
But life was scattered everywhere
and paved the road with mess.
The zen of my existence
was severely stressed at best.
And then, ....illumination
from my Levenger catalogue.
That one-with-all Circa system
could release me from this fog.
I organized to-do lists,
my schedule in full view.
The notes I always write myself,
Wow, I could find them too!
Circa was my miracle,
‘Nirvana’ so to speak.
Clutter, a distant memory...
My life is now at peace.
April 15, 2010
My Circa Workflow
Here is a brief overview of the workflow I use with my Levenger Circa system and how I handle archiving non-active notes.
November 26, 2008
Handsome portable flexibility
As a person that frequently switches between right brain and left brain processing, I love the flexibility of using the circa notebooks! By using colored paper along with the white (varying the rule as well - current favorite is the annotated rule), I can call attention to parts of a project at a glance. I can do the same thing with the 3x5 cards.
When writing with a fountain pen I feel more creative and formal, but the former challenge was bleed through. I do not have that problem with the Levenger paper. Even my cheap fountain pen and ink could still be read on both sides! (I do look forward to buying a Levenger pen in the near future though).
In my opinion, the only down side is that the leather notebooks are a bit pricey for every project (although the quality is very good). With that being the case I plan to use the standard circa notebooks with clear covers as I work on the projects, purchasing the leather covers as the final "seal" on a completed project giving it the formal presentation the project deserves.
I would highly recommend this product to others and feel confident in saying its use is only limited by the imagination of the user.
October 23, 2008
This is a great addition for organization for note taking and tasks. A few pocket folders are helpful to keep documents from meetings. A folder for business cards is a must!
April 17, 2014
My right hand product
The size is perfect, and the way that it folds back flat works well so the discs don't interfere so much with writing. I gave the value 3 stars because I can't see much difference between the leather version of the large one that I got at a big-box office supply store. I had my junior size embossed with my initials since I will be using this as my primary right-hand tool in the field -- gives it a little extra flare. I like the flexibility of the Circa organizational systems and the expansive selection of apps.
March 25, 2014
Overall Satified - Great Customer Service
I was first introduced to the Levenger product line approximately 2 years ago. A friend of mine was visiting from CA and I was so impressed with her notebook (especially since my favorite color is red). Well it took me a while and after 9 months of checking it out on the website I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase it. Well when it arrived I was extremely disappointed with the monogramming (my full name) was inconsistent and did not look good at all. My friend had a similar issue with hers and sent it back. So I called and a representative and he told me to send it back and they would take care of it. Levenger sure did and I am very excited about using my notebook - it truly stands out (statement piece) and helps keep me professionally and personally organized! Thanks Levenger!!!!
March 21, 2014
Great planner and wonderful leather. However, the whole thing is cheapened by the plastic edge. You will pay quite a bit of money for very little leather (as compared to a padfolio by Levenger). Don't know if it is worth the 80-100 dollar price. What makes it worse is having the leather paired with the light plastic circa discs. They feel so cheap and light when paired with the leather. Not nearly as pleased as I was with other Levenger purchases.
March 20, 2014
I've waited far to long to purchase my first levenger product. Really clever design, high quality, the envy of my peers!
March 16, 2014
Paper Technology at its best
As a new user to Levenger's paper technology the Circa notebook system, I have been pleased with each arrival of the products (they were shipped separately due to availability). The dividers and folders help create sections in the notebook to give more organizational options. The paper is of good weight that both sides can be used. The pen loop is big enough to easily hold two pens. I am overly satisfied with my purchase and the quality of the product!
Recommendations for potential users: BUY IT! Additionlly, if you plan to have any type of folder/divider, get bigger rings (1 – 1 ½ size).
Opportunities for improvement: The grip on the notebook. When leaving my desk I initially hold the notebook with the rings in my hand but with the small movement of the rings and the uneven surface of the plastic tines and leather cover – this grip is awkward. I also would recommend the extreme outer surface of the aluminum rings to have a silicone/rubber surface so they do not make noise when placed on a table.
March 15, 2014