Moleskine Limited Edition Diary 2009
After a long wait, I've received my copies a few days ago, finally. The whole unwrapping experience was great, I removed the stickers slowly revealing in the middle of the furoshiki packages a black and a red shiny leather cover Moleskines. The well thought of packaging uses black and red to give contrasts from Moleskine logo vs. background, notebook placeholder vs. notebook, to cardboard inside vs. outside.
Here's what it says on the semi-translucent leaflet:
MOLESKINE DIARIES WITH ITALIAN PATENT LEATHER COVER
The new limited-edition diaries are bound in top-quality Italian terello patent leather.
The shiny surface, in red or black, recalls the luxurious lacquers of the East, in honour of a great tradition that returns to life today to brighten our everyday deeds.
Imperfections in the leather are natural and are due to the handcrafted processing of the material.
If you look at the photos carefully, you will see the elastic band is different from the ordinary ones. It is much thicker and I assume it is more durable over time (most of my Moleskine have the elastic band loosen over time). Another great addition is three sheets of adhesive labels in beautiful icons you can use right away.
If you are interested to get one, please check with your country's distributor because it is available only for one retailer per country. You may be lucky enough to identify the retailer in your country but you may not be able to grab one so act quick.
Finally, this shiny terello leather diary looks great in red, but I'll add my black one to my collection of limited editions seen in the above picture. I still haven't decided whether to actually use it or not, but one slight imperfection prevents me from doing so, it is the finger prints all over the shiny cover! Just like an iPhone without a protector shield, the finger prints give an impression of dirtiness over the luxurious leather.
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