MD Notebook A5 Grid
Simplicity itself – A notebook purely for writing. This one is ample A5 size with grid paper.
When you “note” something, you are actively perceiving or noticing certain features.
In the course of their daily lives people note their perceptions in words, diagrams or pictures. A notebook is the medium that people use to record their perceptions, and our hope is that it is always close at hand for the user to open and write in.
When you write something down, you want to record and maintain the feeling of the moment. That is why Midori Diary (MD) notebooks are simplicity itself.
Beneath the pure and simple appearance are a variety of innovations:
Traditional Book Binding
MD Notebooks are created using traditional thread-stitched book-binding methods, with 16 pages of paper folded into a bundle and stitched down the spine.
This book-binding method ensures that the notebook opens evenly and is highly durable. The book-binding method is usually applied in items that are used for a long time, such as pocketbooks and diaries. Midori adopted this method to achieve ultimate writing comfort, ensuring that the notebook opens fully 180 degrees.
Unique Paper Quality
MD Notebooks use MD Cream paper, first created in 2006. The warm color that is easy on the eye is ideally suited to writing with a fountain pen. This paper is designed to provide a fine balance between a slight catch on the paper when writing and a smooth writing feel. With this paper, you can enjoy the sensation of writing.
The grid format features a 5mm square grid based on old Japanese manuscript paper. The grid is characterized by the small gaps between the squares. There is also a mark every five or ten squares to make counting characters even easier. The light blue grid lines do not distract from your writing or sketches.
MD Notebooks do not have a cover. This allows you to enjoy the comfort of writing and the appeal of the materials themselves. With no cover and only cheesecloth reinforcing the spine, they are supple and open easily.
Your MD Notebook is wrapped in a cover sheet of paraffin paper, which guards against dirt and grime. Use the notebook with its paraffin paper cover or remove it to reveal the pristine form of the volume beneath. Once you have completed writing in your notebook, you can wrap it in the paraffin paper once again and place it on a bookshelf. The choice is yours.
A color-coded bookmark string can be seen at the top of the spine, providing a further design feature when your notebook is placed on a shelf. The colored string, peeking out from the pure white spine cover, adds a modest accent.
All MD Notebooks come with index label stickers designed to match the simple and pure cover. On two stickers are printed the words IDEA and DIARY, which are most often used. The remaining stickers are left blank for you to use as you like. The stickers can be used to securely fix the bookmark string in the upper corner of the notebook.
Writing in an MD Notebook is stress-free, from start to finish.
176 pages. Grid rule. Japanese A5 size (8.26" x 5.8" x 0.4" | H210×W148×D10mm)