Thursday, March 21, 2013

Midori Traveler's Notebook Arrangements

I did a Midori Traveler's Notebook video when I first began carrying their products back in early February 2013. In that video, I showed the Midori "official" way to arrange multiple notebooks inside the leather cover, using the Midori rubber connecting bands. After I published that video, I received some great tips on alternate ways to arrange notebooks, some of which didn't even require the rubber bands! I played around with a lot of different ways, and I settled on a few good techniques that I show you here in the video for arranging 1, 2, or 3 notebooks inside the cover, all just using the materials that come with the leather Traveler's Notebook (except the additional notebooks, that is). I use my personal Passport MTN, but the same techniques work with the Regular one, as well.

I'm a retailer showing you (for free) how to not buy something from me…how often does that happen?

Write On,
Brian Goulet


  1. My wife was wanting kids but I wanted a Travelers Notebook. Somehow I won but I have a feeling it will cost me dearly in the long run.

  2. it's a great product. my son helped make a midori style cover for clairefontaine notebooks,6 x 8.25. not so portable, inserting many different types of notebooks. love the simplicity of design.

  3. I'm not so happy with the Midori paper (picky me). So... Can other notebooks fit in these Midori covers? For-example, it would be nice if the Clairfontaine 3.5"x5.5" stable-bound notebooks would fit instead of the Midori 3.5" x 4.88" notebooks - but maybe not, the Clairfontaine notebooks are a half inch taller. Maybe they could be trimmed?

    What would be really cool would be if the Clairfontaine spiral-bound notebooks could be made to fit. The elastic would pass through the spiral somehow? This arrangement might lie flat when open.

    In the end though, I have a hard time shelling out fifty bucks for a small swatch of leather. And your stock is finished when it comes to a lot of Midori products. Sigh...

  4. Psst... Brian! You can also use the extra elastic from the box just like one of the Midori silicon bands. Works great, just tighten up the knot and trim the ends and it looks just fine. You can hold three notebooks even.

  5. Wow, I like the look of this! Is the paper fountain pen friendly?

  6. I love my regular size. I am a fan of the rubber band and two notebooks. I'm too much of a neat freak to have a sloppy "Midori sandwich". As for the paper - I actually love it. The show through is not distracting in a casual notebook. I have no feathering or bleed through. The color is easy on the eyes and the texture is smooth. I got a couple of Banditapple books that fit the regular Traveller. The paper in those is great, but there is just a certain character I like in the Midori paper.

  7. I can understand the idea of saving money on the bands, but you will not buy lots of them, one pack and it will last a long time. I have 3 notebooks, zipper and kraft binder and use one band. Great product and I do love the paper. Cannot complain.

  8. Using the strap from the box....Genius! Pure genius!


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