If your monitor starts sliding backwards because the foot has no grip, tape a FIELD NOTES “FN-09″ Band of Rubber on the bottom of the foot and get back to work. Solid.
Entries Tagged as 'Idea File'
December 4th, 2009 by Michele
October 9th, 2009 by Aaron
The good people of NewCity in Blacksburg, Virginia got a wild hair and did some laser cutter experimenting on a “Butcher Orange” Field Notes memo book. That’s what you are seeing above. That logo is etched in for the ages!
And check that little “NewCity” tag on the edge. Nice little touch!
Field Notes internal wholeheartedly endorses all customization of our memo books. Now is the time! Get creative, people.
September 18th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell
We’ve seen a few exceptional FIELD NOTES hacks lately, including a desk organizer and an ax sheath, but Terry Tolleson’s FIELD
NOTES WALLET is definitely among the FIELD NOTES hackery elite. We’ll let Terry describe it:
Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how to streamline my pockets. I love FIELD NOTES memo books, but having both back pockets loaded can be a real bummer. So, the natural course of action was to get back down to utilizing just the one. Cramming both a mini sketchbook and a wallet into the same pocket doesn’t really aid in my dilemma, however.
Enter my first real hack of a FIELD NOTES memo book (or any book, for that matter): The FIELD
This one is the plain book with the inside front cover having a pocket to hold my license. The credit card pocket is on the outside of the main money pouch. The credit cart pocket can hold about 5-6 cards, and on the opposite side is a secured 5 yen coin. And a well placed Item No. FN-09 General Purpose Band of Rubber keeps it all locked down and comfy.
This way, I always have a sketchbook on hand to take down info or just doodle inside my wallet while waiting for change from the barista.
I used black photographer’s tape to put it all together.
Awesome, Terry, thanks! Keep those hacks coming, everyone, we love to see what you’re doing with FIELD NOTES.
July 17th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell
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.)
February 24th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell
Sorry about that headline, but it couldn’t be more appropriate: FIELD NOTES user Alan Houser writes:
I thought I would send you my literal version of a Field Notes Hack.
November 20th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell
Requests for a variety of FIELD NOTES shapes, sizes, and contents have been flowing in for months now. A handful of people have suggested FIELD NOTES day planners, and we just might roll that out for 2010, but Britt Leach of Veritas: Any Day Now has appointments to organize NOW, so he armed himself with a handsome old-school pica gauge (any straight edge will work) and and took matters in his own hands:
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October 1st, 2008 by Bryan Bedell
Our slogan, “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now,” works for us, but it could equally apply to our friends over at Evernote. As their (superb) elephant logo suggests, Evernote is also in the memory biz. Their software and web services organize and manage all your notes, photos, web links, clippings, and such, and synchronize them across all your devices. If your ideas and inspirations vibrate between paper and screen, like ours do, you might want to check it out. Imagine being able to dig through all your filed-away FIELD NOTES on your iPhone when you need ‘em!
But we’re not here to promote Evernote, that’s their job, and they do it well. We’re here to sell FIELD NOTES, and we wanted to show you how Evernote customized their memo books: they used rubber stamps. And it looks great. As you may know, we can custom-print your logo on a moderate-to-large quantitiy of FIELD NOTES. But if custom-printing is beyond your needs, budget, or deadline, a rubber-stamped logo or slogan looks right at home within the FIELD NOTES aesthetic. If you’re interested in custom-printing or a bulk order, give Michele a call.
September 24th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell
We’re hipsters? Is that possible? We’re like 40 and stuff.
Neat project, but stop shattering our illusion of integrity. Forget you ever saw this. Consume! For America!
July 8th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell
The phrase “Hipster PDA” has come up a few times now to describe FIELD NOTES, and we like that description, but it’s worth noting that the phrase was apparently coined by 43 Folders to describe a method for “Getting Things Done” involving 3″ x 5″ notecards. A later post at PigPog outlines a similar “GTD” method using a memo book, so let us humbly suggest that FIELD NOTES are perfectly suited for this purpose, and perhaps their smaller, more manageable size will help you limit your tasks to a reasonable level, and their subtle grid will help keep your margins and writing nicely aligned.
If you take pride in your disorganized stream-of-conscious scribblings, fear not, FIELD NOTES will work just fine for you, too!
May 9th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell
Something for your weekend: Aaron’s-girlfriend’s-friend-Ricky’s-friend, Peyton, sent this photo of a heavy-duty grill he’s building with his pops. “Can you believe that’s a penzoil can cut in two?” Anyone can make a grill out of an oil can, but this sort of specialized engineering is possible only in Traverse City, MI, and only with the help of detailed plans in a Field Notes memo book. Thanks, Peyton!
That reminds me, I need to find my scale drawing of the remote-control floating Deathmobile I designed for a hoity-toity “swimming pool flotilla” party, (we weren’t invited back). I don’t think I got any good photos before it caught on fire.