Field Notes

Entries from May 2010

Field Notes In Action:

Still Life With Wallet and Jam Jar Lid

May 27th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell


We link up lots of photos of our products here, in our Twitter stream, and on Flickr too. We love to see our memo books out in their natural habitat. Like this warm, lovely pair of shots from Anika K. Enjoy them nice and big. Thanks Anika, and keep them coming folks.

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Ain’t No Sunshine

May 26th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell


Our FIELD NOTES COLORS “Packet of Sunshine” 3-Packs are sold out online.

If you’ve gotta have ’em, check with your local retailer, or order a COLORS Subscription, there are a few “Sunshine” subscriptions left. Remember, they come with marigold seeds and growing instructions. As always, thanks for your support.

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You Know, For Kids

May 21st, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

Special Edition for Crew Cuts
Summer camp diaries. Notes about bugs collected. Who likes who diagrams. Little league scores. Summer is full of times when a kid needs to make a list or sketch about something. Together with our friends at J Crew we’ve produced a special flourescent edition just for kids called “NEON ICE POPS.” They include a kid-friendly list of “Practical Applications” and they’re available now from Crew Cuts.

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Vintage Memo Book Archive:

Minnesota Power & Light, 1968

May 13th, 2010 by Aaron


Man, we’ve been on a real Minnesota kick with our ongoing memo book archive offerings. They just always did it right, way up there in that Upper Midwest.

And today, that’s we’ve got for ya. So many great memo books out of the middle lands.

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Retail Additions:

Field Notes in United Arab Emirates!

May 11th, 2010 by Michele Seiler

We are pleased as punch to place a big white dot on our retailer map in the big space between Europe and Asia. FIELD NOTES will now be carried in six locations in the United Arab Emirates at the premiere bookseller Jashanmal Books. We’ll be in three locations in Dubai, two in Sharjah and one in Abu Dhabi. You can check out the specific locations over at our retailer locations page. A big welcome to the super nice folks at Jashanmal Books, thanks for being a FIELD NOTES retailer!

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Field Notes In Action · Idea File:

Two Day Magazine

May 6th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell

We couldn’t resist this idea. A big group of very smart people are going to create, edit and publish and honest-to-goodness magazine in 48 hours this weekend. The theme will be announced tomorrow for the 48 Hour Magazine Project and we’re proud to say Field Notes is one of the sponsors of this madness. Here’s more on the project and our participation from Alissa Walker for Fast Company.

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Vintage Memo Book Archive:

“The Co-Op Way”

May 3rd, 2010 by Aaron


Man, we love grain elevators. There’s just not much more to say about it than that.

I just drove across the prairie and there’s just something soothing about looking out over the expanses to see these towering castles dotting the landscape. One after another, all the way out west across that Midwest.

From the earth to the tower, to the rail car down on the rail, then to you.

Here’s a great Flickr set that shares the same sentiment called “I Love Grain Elevators.”

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