Field Notes

Entries from July 2009

Field News:

Thanks to the folks at Capsule

July 24th, 2009 by Michele Seiler

Capsule Show NYC

A huge thank you to Edina and all the great folks at the Capsule Show that was held last week in New York. We met a ton of really cool people, handed out a bunch of samples and already have a mess of new stores that want to carry Field Notes. And we got some great press as well, thanks to the New York Times for the nice photo and shout out in their review of the show.

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Field Notes In Action:

Implied celebrity endorsement?

July 20th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

Nothing sells a pocket notebook like a celebrity endorsement, and we’ve garnered a few astounding and unsolicited real endorsements from celebrities (see “reviews,” left). But Nerd Boyfriend does this great thing where they find an old celebrity photo and then link a few modern items of clothing and/or accessories that emulate the old celebrity photo. Their clever scheme implies that Tom Wolfe loves our notebooks, without his actual involvement, and without fear that the white-suited author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Bonfire of the Vanities will be waiting on our doorstep with a baseball bat or court summons. Brill!

Is that a great photo or what? Saturn-V launch, a quality notebook, and The Right Stuff.

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Field News:

FIELD NOTES at Capsule

July 20th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

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Our Michele is at the Capsule Show in NYC, hyping FIELD NOTES amid independent fashion designers and “streetwear labels.” If you happen to be a buyer for a hip clothing boutique, stop by our 6×2′ glass table and say “hi.”

If not, check back later this week to read about Michele’s tour of Brooklyn’s finest FIELD NOTES retailers.

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Field Notes In Action · Idea File:

Feldnotizbücher* in Deutschland

July 17th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

FIELD NOTES desk organizer
Feldnotizbücherhack alert! Christian at Notizbuchblog.de got his order of FIELD NOTES about a month ago and wrote all about our “coolness-faktor.” A week or so later, he was inspired to use one of his memo books and an “FN-09 Band of Rubber” to create a handy note organizer (or as we call them around the office, a “Notizenhalter”). Meta! DIY! We love that kind of thinking. The instructions are all in his post “Ein Fächer aus der Fächerstadt.” Thanks, Christian!

(*I don’t speak any German, I pretty much made up the word “Feldnotizbücher,” typed it into Google images, and saw a picture of Charles Darwin and figured I was on the right track.)

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Field Notes In Action:

Anthrax, Ham Radio, and Liquor…

July 16th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

FIELD NOTES make a surprise cameo in Clutch’s “50000 Unstoppable Watts” video. I must be mixing them up with someone else because I was thinking they were one of those teenybopper faux-rock bands in Best Buy circulars, but this song is pretty awesome. They’re not wearing makeup, they sound sorta like Monster Magnet and the guitarist is wearing a Mastodon shirt, so they’re OK with me. Thanks, brothers, keep rocking out!

(You might wanna watch the video on MTV. com, it looks better there.)

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