The MISC STORE in Amsterdam knows me like no other if it’s about the fact that I carry around my notebook all the time! Before I went to Bruxelles for ARM they’ve sent me a brand new MD notebook by Midori and a classy soft pink-hued colored cover to match. Also, I received a silver OTHO pen to write all my ideas into my new notebook.


“They have all kinds of refined goods for the home and desk”







The Misc store is a lifestyle store close by the city center of Amsterdam. Misc carries a carefully selected range of stationary, everyday carry, design objects and furniture to aid in finding the right work balance.

Most of their products are Asia influenced. Which I love as a half-blood Asian!




The Midori MD Notebook Blank is made of Midori’s signature paper out of Japan. The cream MD Paper pages are bound with the “Gakari” stitching method. Which enables the notebook to open entirely flat, no matter what section of the notebook. You can feel the high quality on every page.

The covers are add-ons for the MD notebooks and are available in plastic, paper, and leather. To match my notebook they’ve given me an elegant Midori MD Paper Cover . It has a very special kind of paper, coined “Cordoba”, which is light to the touch, yet very durable. As with leather, this paper cover ‘lives’, showing wear and tear and it wrinkles.






The OTHO Horizon Ballpoint Pen is a lightweight writing tool made from aluminum. OHTO’s needlepoint pen is 0.7mm with the tip made from ceramic. The fine pen tip enables very smooth writing. It’s available in black, orange, blue, white. For sure, I received the nicest silver pen to match my new MD notebook!




As you know I love to give a small tip! With the holiday season coming up, The Misc Store have the nicest traveler’s notebooks, Calenders, and limited editions as gifts for ladies and men.

Definitely worth to visit their store or have a look online!


Misc Store Amsterdam
De Clerqstraat 130
1052 NP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

What essential do you carry with you all the time?

Much love,

Tina ♡


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  1. September 28, 2016 / 8:21 AM

    Hi Tina!
    I love this post. You can’t have enough good stuff as it comes to writing. I adore notebooks. I am curious how your handwriting looks like!
    With love,

    • September 29, 2016 / 11:20 PM

      Hi Sabine ,

      Thankyou for your comment..

      So true! We have so many things and there’s always room for more!

      My handwriting is so bad , I like to write fast and short notes in my notebook.

      Love, Tina

  2. September 28, 2016 / 8:27 AM

    This store looks amazing!! I love the design of their notebooks. What I always bring with me is my agenda. I always need to be able to plan new appointments! 😉 love this post X

    • September 29, 2016 / 11:15 PM

      Hi Eline ,

      Thankyou for your comment!

      I like to maby to do lists in my notebooks, it’s kind of an agenda too!

      Much love,


  3. Maikel - Maikelsworld.com
    September 28, 2016 / 9:23 AM

    Hi Tina,

    What a gorgeous notebook! It looks so classy and easy to take with you everywhere. In my opinion its always a good idea to carry a notebook with you, you never know what you have to write down!

    I will defenitly visit their store, they seem to have amazing items:)


    • September 29, 2016 / 11:13 PM

      Hi Maikel ,

      Thanks a lot for Your comment!
      That’s the reason why I take it with me all the time. And when is beautiful like my Notebook by Midori it’s even more fun!

      Much love,


  4. September 29, 2016 / 12:59 AM

    Those were great finds! I love the notebook and im a pen hoarder before. Now the kids raped my pen box and everything went missing! Nice notebooks sets the mood to write and jot down musings. It is inspiring to find useful and cool stuffs once in a while.

    • September 29, 2016 / 11:11 PM

      Hi dear ,

      Thanks a lot for Your comment!

      I bet the kids love it as much as I do! But them to color in it!

      Love, Tina

  5. September 29, 2016 / 1:05 AM

    The MD notebook is really nice. I love stationary too and I always buy one every time I visit a bookstore. 🙂 I agree that notebooks are calendars are good option for holiday gifts. I want a traveler’s notebook too.

    • September 29, 2016 / 11:09 PM

      Thankyou for Your comment!

      I have that kind of addiction too!

      Well, the Misc store has a lot of travelers books so there’s so much to choose out of!

      Love , Tina

  6. September 29, 2016 / 2:29 AM

    Definitely worth the visit indeed. I also love books and pens, and If I buy, I prefer those of quality.

    • September 29, 2016 / 11:01 PM

      Thanks a lot!
      You’ll love it , they have so much more!

      Love, Tina

  7. September 29, 2016 / 4:22 AM

    Cool! I didn’t know Midori had something like this. I always assumed they were all just about planners. Your post has come just in time as I’m thinking about pre-ordering a Hobonichi Techo for next year. Though this is blank, I’m sure I can find a way to turn this into a planner! I love the soft pastel color of the cover and based off your description of the pages of the MD, it’s premium indeed. The pen is straight-up designed from the future, haha. Looks sleek and chic. Much love!

    • September 29, 2016 / 10:55 PM

      Hi Veeyah,

      Thanks a lot for your enthusiasm on my post. Midori has so much more, I also like the travel notebooks! I’m glad I was right on time for you. The pen suits the notebook so well. I’m happy the Misc store send me these as a gift.

      Love, Tina

  8. September 29, 2016 / 6:42 AM

    That looks like my kind of store! I love notebooks, I love pens, I love stationary shops. I bet you will enjoy that Midori notebook. The paper cover sounds unbelieavably cool.

    • September 29, 2016 / 10:44 PM

      That’s so cool! I’m glad you like it as much as I do..

      I definitely will enjoy the Midori a lot!


  9. September 29, 2016 / 12:29 PM

    I, for one would certainly love that shop! I can spend a whole day in shops like that just choosing pens and notebooks. That pen looks so chic and so nice! The notebook sounds cool too!

    • September 29, 2016 / 10:37 PM

      Hi dear,

      Thanks a lot! I have that same kind of feeling when I’m in these kinds of stores. Specially this one because they keep it so personal.

      The pen writes so good. Specially if you want to write Asian style. Like when I write in Thai!

      Love , Tina

  10. September 29, 2016 / 8:47 PM

    When I was in my teens, one of the things I love to do is collecting notebooks. I love different styles of notebook, in fact, I still have my collections ’til now. However, now that I have a son, I don’t usually buy new ones anymore. Yours look really nice and elegant! I love it!

    • September 29, 2016 / 10:35 PM

      Dear Nilyn,

      Thankyou for your comment, it’s great that you still have all the notebooks you collected earlier!

      Much love , Tina

  11. October 1, 2016 / 7:11 AM

    Awesome! I’m a big stationary fan hehe. I love collecting notebooks, pens, paper! Even if I just want to scribble random notes in them hehe. Wish there was a Misc Store near me. I’ll probably hoard everything though ahah

    • October 1, 2016 / 4:13 PM

      Thanks a lot for your comment.
      It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only one loving this!

      The misc store also send out there orders if you would like!

      Much love, Tina

  12. October 7, 2016 / 9:18 AM

    Oh I’m a sucker for stationary! I think we can never have enough. That store sounds perfect for me to get lost for hours!! Hehe xx

    • October 16, 2016 / 11:48 PM

      I know the feeling!! There’s so much inspiration in store. You will love it!

      Much love, Tina

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