The Universal System is something we’re truly proud of. Developed by our founder Fiodor back in 2018, it merges all the existing planning solutions and unites them in one book. How? Thanks to the special crop marks on each page, you can create weekly and monthly spreads or use Universal as a simple journal. Standard planners limit you to using only one layout, while Universal sets no limits to your creativity and encourages you to think outside the box. See it for yourself by taking a look at our “How-To Universal” guide.
The analogue side of life is where the ideas and plans all take root and my consultancy would have been much less fun and successful these years without Sumkin.
The feel of Soumkine books is pure luxury. You can tell when you hold one in your hands that it's exquisitely made and of the finest materials.
The slim design of the universal planner with fountain pen friendly paper was the perfect combination for me, so I purchased an ample supply to use for both work and pleasure.
In the morning while I drink my coffee, I am able to sit down and just purge thoughts through my own system and not feel confined to what I write down. Having a grid makes for easy organization of thoughts… I’m not stuck to any linear form and can choose between words and/or doodles.
I love how the paper feels and how well the notebook holds up to everyday use. I can use all inks for planning on it.