Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Review: Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown @TheJournalShop

This little notebook was sent as a prize from The Journal Shop after I won a Twitter giveaway! I have been meaning to post a review of this for awhile but have finally gotten a chance to do so. A big hearty thank you to The Journal Shop for this lovely gift. I don't want to fill this notebook up because then it will be finished :(

Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
ABOUT

Leather cover from France
Midori paper from Japan
Weight: 80 g
Size: A5
Color: Tea Brown & Cream
Ruling: 6mm Lined
Sheet Count: 91
Price: £10.00
Where To Buy: The Journal Shop
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
APPEARANCE
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
This beautiful little journal is thin and light. The cover is a smooth suede-like material and it's very nice to touch. The tea brown colour is absolutely gorgeous - intensely rich and warm. I picked it based on the picture at The Journal Shop and it was a great representation of the colour! I love it. Inside, the paper is velvety smooth, and very easy on the eyes, with light rulings, and creamy, delicious looking paper. The contrast of the tea brown cover with the cream paper is just yummy.
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
PERFORMANCE & FEEL

Fountain pen users will be delighted to know the Midori paper of this journal holds up very well to fountain pen ink. Actually, it's exemplary. For paper to be considered fountain pen friendly, in my humble opinion, it cannot feather. I do accept bleed through and show through, but feathering is a no-no. In this case, there is no feathering and no bleed through. Show through with wet inks is perfectly acceptable. Win-win. Not only that, ink seems to glow on this paper!
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
Oops. Commenter Pelahale pointed out I wrote "no showthrough" when clearly there is. My bad. SORRY!  No bleed through, low show through, relatively anyway. 
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown
The best part about this paper is that it has the gorgeous properties that will bring out the sheen of your most precious inks.
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown Sheen
Other pens work just fine in this journal, of course but why you would want to waste these golden pages on anything else is beyond me... DON'T DO IT. 

PROS
  • Lies flat
  • Really nice cover.
  • Very elegant appearance. 
  • Wonderful paper.
  • This particular model is very convenient to carry.
Midori World Meister Vol. 1 Dainel A5 Notebook - Tea Brown with Lamy
CONS
  • More, bigger sizes needed!
OVERALL

The Midori World Meister Volume 1 Dainel journal is very elegant, very classy, and very scrumptious. It is a treat to write in. I only wish it came in a size with even more pages so I could fill it with more fountain pen ink. What a beautiful collaboration between French and Japanese works.

Note that I won this notebook in a giveaway, but I remain as unaffected by this as possible. But it's still pretty gorgeous, innit? 

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