The Midori TRAVELER’S notebook passport size has its 5th year anniversary in 2013, and with the STAR edition being the passport size, we recently experienced an increased interest in this passport size TRAVELER’s notebook as a whole.
While its regular size counterpart has 21 refills, the passport size ‘only’ has 11 refills to fully customize your notebook. We took the liberty of photographing two of our sales samples, to show you how beautiful the leather cover becomes over time, and what refills we used to adjust the notebook to our needs. To illustrate the endless possibilities of variation with these 011 refills, we show you two notebooks, and how they differ from each other.
The 004. Pocket Stickers are part of the regular size Midori TRAVELER’S notebook, however, due to its size you can use it perfectly for the passport size. Quite frankly, we feel the pocket stickers themselves are one of the most useful refills Midori has developed.
The 004. Pocket stickers refill contsins three stickers, one card pocket, and two ‘corner’ stickers. These self adhesives are glued either on the leather cover, of any other surface (leather or paper) within your notebook. The glue of these adhesives has proven to be quite strong.
In this passport notebook, we used the card sticker to hold our frequent flyer card as this is our travel notebook, but for a daily use, it is perfect to hold your public transportation card.
We didnot use the two other ‘corner’ stickers of the refill, but good ideas to use this were the cover of a paper refill, or the back of the leather cover (see below). Just glue the stickers on the corner of the page, and use it to store some cards, of notes.
In addition we used the 004. Card/Zipperfile for the passport size, holding all kinds of small items, like coins, receipts, and even our writing tools.
We created some extra space for small notes, receipts, or business cards using the 011 Binding Bands. Originally, these binding bands are designed to add an extra paper refill into your TRAVELER’S notebook by linking two covers together (see the second notebook below), but we used it to create a space to store the small papers mentioned above. Simply slide one binding bands across the cover and it will hold your business cards or hand written maps solidly.
The stickers used are no longer available, but Midori has developed new stickers, with are as nice as the ones we used. In a ticket theme, or random messages in their Hello theme, which has 70 stickers (7 styles), or like the above, some label-type stickers in an airplaine theme.
This is the back side of the 004. Card/Zipperfile. We did not do it, but the right side (i.e. the back of the leather cover), would have been a good spot for the corner sticker of the 004. Pocket Stickers. We also used the BRASS numbered clips to decorate the notebook, whereas those clips help very well with organizing too.
The other TRAVELER’S notebook passport size, used the following refills/inserts: 010 Kraft File, 011 Binding Bands, the corner stickers of the 004. Pocket Stickers (regular size) and the 2013 monthly diary.
Instead of glueing the Pocket sticker on the inside of the leather cover, we pasted in the 010. Kraft File. Now, it is easilu removeable and still holds some important cards or notes. We once used this to keep the business card of our hotel in Tokyo near for asking directions on the road, or to give the taxi driver (By the way; Claska hotel in Tokyo is great!)
The 010. Kraftfile is a paper file you can slide underneath the paper refill (and elastic band). It holds small documents close in the inside, and has special ridges making it easier to adjust/attach it to the 011. Binding Bands. The choice and quality of the kraft paper is thick and sturdy, perfect to hold your papers. Whilst de 010. will hold primarily papers and cards, the 004. Card/Zipperfile will hold anything, like paper clips and small paraphernalia.
We also used the 011. Binding bands to link the 001. Ruled notebook to the monthly diary. With the Bindings Bands you can attach to covers to each other, resulting in a sort of harmonica structure. You can add up until 2 notebooks this way.
We added a small notepad in the kraftfile, this one is a nice notepad le typographe gave us, but unfortunately we do not stock their little notepads.