Writing in an MD Notebook is stress-free, from start to finish. MD Notebooks do not have a cover. This is because Midori considered the use of a cover would impact the writing comfort of MD Notebooks, potentially making them harder to open and the pages looser. This is why the MD Notebook is a design icon, with nothing hidden behind a cover as is normally the case, and the cheesecloth mesh tape appended to the spine in plain sight. With no cover and only cheesecloth reinforcing the spine, MD Notebooks are supple and open easily.
The blank notebook is the ideal format for writing down ideas freely as they come to you, or even using a double page as a canvas for your thoughts.
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.
MD Cotton was newly developed in 2013. It is a soft and gentle paper that contains 20% cotton pulp. Cotton paper has always had outstanding durability and keeps exceptionally well. From ages past, it has been used in Europe for important and official documents, known as paper of high quality. The fibers are finer and longer than pulp, meaning that it has a luxurious feel and smoothness that give it an airily soft texture.
MD Cotton has a soft whiteness just like cotton that is well-suited both to fountain pens and colored pencils.