Field Notes are great everyday notebooks. The classic reporter's pad is an icon of American journalism. So it's only right they be combined. The result is the Field Notes Byline Reporter's Notebook. Developed in collaboration with Face the Nation host John Dickerson, who also contributed a story about a noteworthy reporter that's slid into the back pocket, the notebook features a rugged wrought iron-colored cover, Cougar Natural 70#T pages ruled with soy-based ink, and Renz "Double-O" Ring wire binding, a design that dates back to 1935. The inner covers are filled with useful info, and like all Field Notes, it's 100% printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Introduced to the avant-garde by Marcel Duchamp and credited with helping the careers of such well-known artists as Ernst, Kandinsky, and Pollock, Peggy Guggenheim was one of the 20th century's most influential collectors. Unveiled in Venice, the city she called home and which houses her collection in a museum that bears her name, the Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Peggy Guggenheim Pen pays tribute to this icon in a number of ways. There's the skeletonized structure of the barrel, which evokes the dramatic entrance to her collection, the clip design that carries the lion of Saint Mark, the red stripes so commonly seen on the mooring pillars for the gondolas that cruise the city's canals, and the paws engraved in the nib to represent her love for her 14 Lhasa Apso dogs. Available in three limited editions.
Like it or not, we still receive traditional mail from time to time. Make the experience of dealing with it as enjoyable as possible with this Burnt Letter Opener. Made using traditional Japanese wood charring techniques, the exterior of the opener takes on a dark finish, with the grain more visible, and the wood becoming stronger in the process. The blade side is then sanded down to reveal the wood's natural color and provide contrast with the black body. Sealed with ecological oil for protection and a clean finish and made in Montreal.
Yes, Moleskine has created "smart" notebooks before — but those have generally required snapping a photo of the page with your phone, or buying an expensive add-on. The Moleskine Smart Writing Set finally gets it right, pairing a real-world notebook with an intelligent app and pen. The notebook, called the Paper Tablet, has an invisible grid that lets the app know where you are on the page and in the notebook, and has extended rounded edges to recall the curves of an electronic tablet. The pen is powered by Neo technology, and uses a hidden camera as a digitizer, transferring the data wirelessly to the Moleskine Notes App and giving you a digital copy of every sketch, note, doodle, and stroke.
There's something about high-quality tools — a favorite chair, a well-crafted pen, a trusted notepad — that helps inspire creativity. Pacific & West Notebooks are built from the same DNA. They have both front and rear covers made from hand-oiled, 5-ply real walnut, connected to the paper and each other by a brass double coil that allows the notebook to lie completely flat. The 70 lb. paper is made in the USA using 100% post-consumer recycled material, and comes in plain, ruled, or dot grid varieties. Made in the USA and available in two size: 5.75" x 8" and 7.75" x 10".
The toughest part of keeping a journal isn't deciding what to write, but writing in the first place. The Mind Journal helps keep you motivated by providing a series of questions and tasks to kickstart your writing and give you added confidence. The prompts were massaged over months of testing, with feedback from psychologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and a host of other testers, and can be used with the included manual to get the most out of the journal. As for the book itself, it's roughly 6" x 8" in size and opens completely flat, with 176 ruled pages of Italian-made, recycled, acid-free paper — good for about six weeks of everyday writing — and a man-made leather exterior. It comes with the aforementioned manual and a custom-designed case that keeps it protected and your thoughts private.
Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for Acme, the Scale Architect Pen serves two purposes for the house planner. It works with standard Brand X roller refills and performs admirably as a retractable writing tool. Its rotating triangular body allows it to function as an architect's scale, with several different scales represented, and also helps it to feel great in your hand. Crafted from aluminum with laser-etched markings and presented in a magnetic case.
Known for their high quality timepieces, the team at Richard Mille are bringing that same attention to detail and tech to the world of fountain pens. The Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen's barrel and cap are made using the same material that is used in racing yachts. And it's also outfitted with a genuine, manufactured calibre — just like the movement you'd find in a Mille watch. It's used to extend the pen's 18k gold nib with the push of a button. It's then reset and rewound when capped. It also comes with microblasted and satin-brushed surfaces, circular-grained and rhodium plated gears, as well as handpolished angles, locking sections, and sinks. It's not a leap to say this is the most sophisticated fountain pen we've ever come across.
Your thoughts are important. Give them the treatment they deserve by recording them in an Appointed Notebook. This luxury journal measures 7.5" by 9.5", with a charcoal bookcloth cover, perforated sheets with your choice of lined, grid, or blank ruling, brass coil binding, and understated branding. Made in the USA from recycled paper using renewable energy.
It's one of the slimmest writing tools around. Yet it's also perfectly comfortable. The Pen Uno achieves this feat by augmenting its 5.3mm body with a wider holding barrel that doubles as a twisting cap. It's helped along by the anodized aluminum construction, which makes it remarkably strong yet keeps its weight down to about that of a standard pencil, and by the Hi-Tec-C Coleto gel ink cartridges that were originally designed for use in multi-color pens. It's available in four iPhone-matching shades, with the special-edition black version reserved for those ordering a full set of four.
Combining the retro feel of a flip clock with a contemporary case, the Leff Brick Clock is a unique way to keep track of time. The precision flip movement ensures accuracy, while the hand-welded and -brushed stainless steel case gives the clock a sense of permanence lacking in many plastic-bodied vintage models. Available in steel or copper finishes with white-on-black or black-on-white numerals, it's powered by two D batteries and can be set on a desk or hung on the wall.
Stationary from hotels always seem to make it into films, but these simple additions to the set are rarely a point of focus. Hotel Notepads feature six different fictional hotels from films like The Shining, The Graduate, and National Lampoon's European Vacation. Each one is just as you remember it in the film, including logos and slogans. An ideal choice for film fans with a keen eye for detail and nostalgia.
Minimalistic for a reason, the Nova Fountain Pen removes all potential distractions to become an ideal EDC writing tool. It's more notable for what it lacks — a clip, branding, and any type of noise-making clicker — than for what it offers, which is a pure, focused writing experience. Available with a #6 steel or flexible titanium nib from German craftsman Peter Bock, and with a black or silver aluminum body, in polished titanium, or as a set of three.
After collaborating on a product as complex as a digital watch, a pen seems rather simple — but Marc Newson brought his signature elegance to the Montblanc M Pen, anyway. Like many of his designs, the M lacks any sharp edges, instead featuring a circular body made from polished black resin that has a plateau on the closed end for added comfort. The cap is automatically aligned with the plateau using magnets and secures with a standard snap mechanism, the clip is plated with platinum and has no visible mounting points, and the nib is made from gold and finished with rhodium and ruthenium. Available as a fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint, fineliner, and tablet-friendly screenwriter.
The original Artifox Desk was smart enough, with it's built-in dry erase board and cable management. Now it's even smarter. The Artifox Standing Desk combines the health benefits of standing with a ton of clever features. Like its sitting predecessor, it offers the aforementioned writeable surface (white dry-erase or black slate) for jotting down ideas, as well as a built-in dock for your mobile devices and management/storage for both cables and external drives. Each desk is made from solid hardwood, and features pegs in the front for holding bags and headphones, and adjustable legs to let you move the work surface from 40 to 45 inches.
We all know that sitting down at a desk all day isn't good for us, but not enough of us actually do something about it. Take action with this Renew Sit-To-Stand Desk, which allows you to go from sitting to standing without having to lose focus on your work. The motorized lift is easy to pull to raise, and push down to lower. Attention to detail design makes American-made desk a standout, with a walnut or ash finish, beveled edges, and die-cast aluminum legs. It also provides four power outlets and two USB ports that are ready when needed, but sit flush when not in use.
Far more goes into a project than the tools needed to complete it. The Field Notes Workshop Companion Notebook Set was created with this in mind. The limited-edition set is comprised of six books, each focused on a different task — automotive, electrical, gardening, painting, plumbing, and wood working — and adorned with various tips, reference materials, and a few jokes, as well. The color-coded set arrives in a custom slipcase with a sheet of matching decals.
Holding a piece of concrete doesn't sound particularly comfortable. Once you pick up the Contour Concrete Sketch Pencil, though, you understand. Its concrete construction and carefully contoured body provide a grip and heft that are ideal for drawing, while a pencil sharpener placed in the end gives you one less thing to carry around. Equipped with 5.5mm lead, and crafted from concrete and nickel-plated brass.
Like a standard wooden No. 2, the Penxo Pencil doesn't have any moving parts. It also lets you draw or write on paper. But that's where the similarities end. This Red Dot-winner is milled from a single block of 6061-T651 aluminum, ensuring that it will last a lifetime, and features an intelligent gap in the metal that lets air flow under your fingertips, reducing sweat and providing a better grip, while letting you see the lead's color, usage, and labels, and serving as a quick release when the tip is wearing down. Available in silver or black.
These days, when you take the time to write something by hand it carries a certain weight. Add to this experience by writing your thoughts with the Porsche Design P´3135 Solid Gold Pen. Milled from a single piece of solid pure 14-/585 carat gold, it features a simple streamlined silhouette, an integral 18-/750 carat gold nib, and a removable end piece for easy refills. Limited to eleven pieces worldwide.
Upgrade your note taking routine with the Rocketbook. This smart notebook uses a combination of dot grid paper and a companion app to effortlessly transform your written notes, drawings, and other doodles into digital files. Each page features a row of seven icons at the bottom that, when marked, can automatically file that page in a specified folder in Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, or even your inbox. And when you've filled it up — assuming you've been using a Pilot FriXion pen — you can simply throw the whole thing in the microwave to wipe it clean and start over with a fresh, unblemished pad.
Produced in collaboration with the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, these Field Notes Two Rivers Notebooks celebrate the wood type manufactured by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company from 1880 through the mid-1900s. Each cover is made from one of four shades of French Paper's cover stock, and printed in one of two random colors on a 1961 Heidelberg press with custom designs handset using Hamilton's collection of vintage type and ornaments. Inside, you'll find 48 pages of Double Knee Duck Canvas graph gid paper. Available in 3-packs, and $2 of each sale goes to benefit the Museum.
To keep yourself sane at work, it's good to surround yourself with beautiful objects. Objects like these Craft Design Technology Scissors. Unlike those garish Fiskars that currently occupy space in your pencil cup or desk drawer, these precision paper cutters are made in Gifu Prefecture, Japan from stainless steel, and feature a minimalist design that won't induce rage every time you use them.
Whiteboards are a staple of most meeting rooms. So are people taking notes as to what's being written on the whiteboard. Avoid this mess by using an Equil Smartmarker. This system uses a portable sensor and refillable marker to capture your notes and ideas in real time, and share them directly with your colleagues' laptops, tablets, and phones. It allows you to easily share your notes, or upload them iCloud, Dropbox, and Evernote, but most importantly, it keeps the room's attention where it belongs: on you.
We know: Microsoft's Surface brand doesn't have the best reputation. Fortunately for them (and you), the Microsoft Surface Hub is far from another Big Ass Table. Designed for use in the conference room, the Hub is a wall-mounted computer, with an 84-inch 4K display that accepts both pen and touch input, fourth-generation Intel i5 and i7 processors for speedy apps and smooth video, 1080p cameras on either side for full-view video conferencing, and a built-in mic array with Kinect technology to detect and follow voices while eliminating background noise. It's a computer, conferencing system, and projector rolled up into a thankfully space-conscious package.
Keep tabs on the current time around the world with the 11+ World Clock. From the front it looks like any other desk clock, with a clean design featuring a gray dial, gray hour and minute hands, and a bright red second hand. But turn it to the side, and you'll find the names of different international cities inscribed into the body, letting you simply roll your way to different time zones as the hands automatically adjust to show the correct time in whatever city or zone you've chosen. A smart alternative to the traditional "multiple clocks with city labels underneath" setup.
Dry erase boards are a staple in many offices. Unfortunately, most of what you write on them remains trapped there. Unless you're writing on the Smart Kapp Dry Erase Board. As the name suggests, this intelligent board connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, allowing you to save snapshots of whatever's written on the board, share them with colleagues in real time, and upload them to services like Evernote and Dropbox. And while the board itself is obviously special, the included markers aren't — so buying replacements is as easy as making a trip to your local office supply store.
It's been a problem since the advent of computer art: how to get your ideas off the paper and into the computer. It's never been as easy as with the Moleskine Smart Notebook. Offering the high-quality paper, durable hard cover, and expandable inner pocket that the brand is famous for, this intelligent piece of old-world tech features special page markings that help it work with the companion Adobe-powered app. Let you capture a photo of your sketch, process it as a .jpg, and convert it into a vector file, which is synced via Adobe Creative Cloud so it's ready to open in Photoshop or Illustrator in seconds.
If the art of putting pen to paper is still something you value, you already know about Field Notes. And for their 25th quarterly colors edition, they've come up with something special with these Ambition Notebooks. The new 3-Pack features Olive, Wine, and Chocolate colors, all printed and embossed with metallic gold ink. You get a ledger, a graph memo book, and a weekly planner — a Field Notes first.