Field Notes

Entries from April 2010

Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

The List

April 30th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

We don’t mail that often but when we do there’s always an email-only offer, a first look at a new product or first crack at a limited-edition included. To sign up just add your address on the left. There are less than 30 COLORS Subscriptions starting with “Packet of Sunshine” still available. Need more convincing? We wrote this in a mailing earlier this week…

If you need another reason to purchase Colors, all we can offer is this mysterious one: We’re working on the SUMMER edition right now and it’s our most ambitious and awesome one yet. We’d like to tell you more about it but that would spoil all the fun.

Let’s just say that in farmhouses all across America, fresh-faced girls and boys are getting up at the crack of dawn every day to help us make it happen.

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Retail Additions:

Lots More White Dots! (Round One)

April 27th, 2010 by Michele Seiler

Retail Additions

Time for another round up of new Field Notes retailers and the list has gotten pretty big so I will break this up into two posts. Thanks to good folks at St. Johns College Bookstore, we now have our first retailer in New Mexico in lovely Santa Fe. Jumping over to Corpus Christi TX and saying hi to the cool kids at Produce. Over on the East coast, welcome to The Paper Tyger in Falmouth, MA and the Cape Cod Pantry in Provincetown MA which opens Memorial Day weekend for the summer. Next we head overseas to the UK and Folk with two locations in London and Found in Bath. We have our first retailer in Sweden with Krig & Fred in Stockholm and another white dot in Denmark with Cold Rice Social Club in Copenhagen. We’ve added a retailer in Munchen, Germany with UmWerk and our solo retailer in Singapore at Strangelets and last but not least, Bay of Fire Wines in Tasmania, Australia. A very big welcome to all and thanks for carrying Field Notes!

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Retail Additions:

Lots More White Dots! (Round Two)

April 27th, 2010 by Michele Seiler

Retail Additions

Whew! So many new stores we had to make a second post to fit them all in. Starting off in sunny CA we say hi to Juxtaposition Home in Newport Coast and Heritage in Roseville and then move on to Driftwood, ReForm School and Lawson-Fenning in LA. Moving on up the coast to Seattle and The Elliott Bay Book Company and Spindle Shop. Heading into our territory in the Midwest, we say welcome to Space 519, opening May 1st in Chicago, IL, the Bureau of Urban Living in Detroit MI and the super nice folks at the Northwoods Rescue Sanctuary in Pine City, MN. Finally, a big welcome to our first retailer in Kentucky, Vespa Lexington in Lexington. Thanks to all for carrying Field Notes!

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Field Notes In Action:

твой блокнот: найди замену молескину

April 26th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

«Когда я снял упаковку с пачки с 3-мя тетрадями, первое, что почувствовал — великолепный запах. Честно, это первые тетради, которые действительно вкусно пахнут.»

Спасибо, Твой блокнот!

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Field Notes In Action:

Yellow Notebooks for Green Thumbs

April 23rd, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

Kyle is planting and taking notes. (We’ll post the details of the Marigold growing showdown shortly, but meanwhile, get yours in the ground.)

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Special Offers:

The Four the Merrier

April 20th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell


If you’re a fan of conjoined food or just get excited about clerical errors, here’s the only known example of FOUR FIELD NOTES in a Ruled Paper 3-Pack. We should probably hang onto it, in case we ever came across a 2-Pack, but it deserves to go out into the wild with its non-mutant bretheren.

Update: We have a winner! Cheers, Jacob!

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Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

Field Notes Public Service Announcement No.03

April 15th, 2010 by Aaron


That’s right, folks. All the styles that matter: Graph, Ruled and Plain.And to jumpstart your latest memo book, we’ve compiled a rather loose list of “Practical Applications” for whatever your flavor of line might be.

GRAPH: Spatial calculations, pixelated icon designs, frenzied matches of Tic-Tac-Toe and that perfect design of the deck you’ve always wanted to “add on” to the homestead.

RULED: Penmanship practice, carefully crafted lyrics, a missive pleading for parole, passive aggressive public notices, a lover’s note folded into some tabbed triangle thingie and maniacal lists of whatever you can dream up worth listing.

PLAIN: Freehand drawings, waiting room doodles, tripped-out mind-expanding-page-filling works of psychedelia and maybe even a loving portrait of your flea-bit pet.

There you go. Now get to work! As always, we thank you for believing in Field Notes brand products.

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Field Notes In Action:

FN Sighting: Hufnagel Bikes

April 13th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell


Nick Maggio of A Time to Get spent last weekend hand-building bikes with Jordan Hufnagel of the amazing Hufnagel Bicycles in Portland, OR. Nick’s great photos show a gritty process that’s the polar opposite of Hufnagel’s shiny, elegant final product. We’re always stoked to see a grimy FIELD NOTES book peeking out from anywhere such awesomeness is happening.

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Vintage Memo Book Archive:

Masterful Ways From The Past

April 6th, 2010 by Aaron


Man, that is some wicked type in that little yellow triangle!

“Farwell Ozmun Kirk and Co, St. Paul”

Sure, bit of a mouthful but check out how they got that stuff to “point” at their list of wholesale hardware items?!

All of this, on the cover of a long-forgotten memo book, luckily dug up by little ol’ me somewhere in my loose travels. I can’t remember if I got it out of a widow’s junk drawer or antique shop or maybe even from some shark-toothed “picker” off an online auction service called “eBay.” The exact place and time escapes me, but that ain’t what’s important. It is rescued and spared from the landfill, burn pile or local pulp recycler.

Here it is, for the ages, to think about when you use your Field Notes brand memo books. All these old books we find factor into how we curate Field Notes for you, and for the world, always thinkin’ about the masterful ways of the past.

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Field News:

Field Notes ♥ Busy Beaver

April 1st, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

We’ve been both fans and customers of the Busy Beaver Button Co. since forever. They’ve made buttons for Pinsetter, for Field Notes, and for a lot of our personal projects, too. So when Michele said, “Would you want to go over and film with them?” we were immediately out the door. We hung out in their office for a couple of hours, talking to founder Christen Carter, and put together this short doc, hopefully capturing a little of the greatness that is Busy Beaver (and along the way, showing how a Field Notes button gets made).

Want a FIELD NOTES button? We’re including one (and other goodies) with every order!

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