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"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller." Ibn Battuta

THE TABIYO STORY

Tabiyo was created with a simple wish – to collect stories. After a fateful discovery of the Traveler's Notebook years ago, we fell in love with the idea of preserving memories in marks, stains, and folds.

Instead of holding onto an object’s flawlessness, we let it live as we do. Through 7 am train rides and 7 pm coffee runs, we take pride in the scars that decorate its skin. Through being lost in the city and losing itself in nature. Through falling, but never breaking. Every impression, from the unruly blots of ink to the raw leather gash is a part of its narrative. From a lifeless item, it becomes an artefact of experiences, both bitter and sweet. A life story.

Soon, Tabiyo grew into a collective of quality and designer stationery that serve to tell that story. To the explorers, the artists, and the romantics, our products allow them to chronicle their life beyond red and blue lines. Drawing inspiration from wabi-sabi – the concept of beauty in imperfection – we found a different way of expressing character. And with these enduring creations, everyone can have stories that last.

Thank you for reading, and we wish you a great journey with the Traveler's Notebook!

 

TABIYO MILESTONE

June 2017 14th brand - KNOOP Works, Japan
March 2017 13th brand - Kaweco, Germany
November 2016

11th brand - Mizushima, Japan

12th brand - Paperphine, Vienna

9 October 2016 
Opening of Tabiyo brick & mortar shop in Seremban. 
July 2016 10th brand - Tosawashi Products, Japan
16 April 2016
Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Traveler's Notebook with users at TAP, Petaling Jaya.
February 2016 9th brand - Written Word Calligraphy, Canada
July 2015 8th brand - Grey Ray, Thailand
May 2015 7th brand - Classiky, Japan
February 2015 6th brand - Hightide, Japan 
November 2014 5th brand - Tools to Liveby, Taiwan
21 June 2014 Pop-up store Vol. 2 at Photocrafts The Cafe, Petaling Jaya.
November 2013 4th brand - Fog Linen Works, Japan
17 August 2013
First Traveler's Notebook users meet-up and sharing session at Photocrafts The Cafe, Petaling Jaya (Pop-up store Vol. 1).
June 2013 3rd brand - Mark's Inc. (Formerly known as Mark's Tokyo Edge)
September 2012 2nd brand - MT Masking Tapes
24 July 2012 "You've received a new order!" - Our first order since the opening of our online shop which used to carry the Traveler's Notebook (formerly known as Midori Traveler's Notebook) and some inserts exclusively.
12 June 2012 Founded.