Recently, I purchased a Midori notebook. Must have read about them online somewhere and thought they looked neat. It’s a passport sized Midori leather notebook, and you can fill it up with all kinds of accessories … planners, pockets, plastic pockets for cards et cetera. It looked like good quality leather in the picture — that’s important to me — and all this just fed my newly returned addiction to stationery. It has been dormant since my early teenage years 🙂.
Before I purchased, I read reviews, to make sure the paper quality was okay for fountain pen use … that’s the whole purpose of it, and it really is good quality paper. Surprisingly good, I’d say, because at a first glance/feel it appears rather thin.
I have three notebooks in it — two ruled and one with blank pages, and I’m very pleased with my purchase. I’m just going to use it for loose thoughts and ideas. In the long run, I might get one of those ‘folders’ to put little stuff in.
It could have stopped there, if I hadn’t happened to come across it in Pinterest. I thought I’d just bought a simple notebook, but it turns out there seems to be a whole, almost, “movement” about Midori.
Pinterest is a site I rarely visit, for the simple reason I don’t really understand the point of it, but I do go in occasionally. Now that I saw the notebook, I started browsing, and was amazed when I saw what people did with them. There’s just so much creativity out there! Check out the link above, you’ll see! Some did calligraphy, others made drawings … they’d crafted their own planners and so on.
… and I thought I’d just bought a notebook! 🙂