What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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Sometimes people are better suited for starting things
than finishing them. Hobbies, the fifth film in Steve's "Regrets" series.
"One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen." —Rene Daumal. Why did we do it? Because it is there. Or was anyhow. Presenting Above the Sun, a true story.
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your next get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
We have word that two readers in New York City, who followed our guidelines for updating their vehicle identification systems, pulled up alongside each other at a traffic light and celebrated their common bond by honking and pointing. Excellent. More recently, John Heslop's vintage Toyota HiAce is looking badass in Wales. Our plot is beginning to take hold. Write for yours free today, but hurry, we only have tens of thousands left. BTW, who has a green Mini Cooper with the Fleet sticker in Chicago?
Can you really clean your computer keyboard in the dishwasher? With the help of the RinseCam 9000, Michele created a short film to find out, Shift Option Rinse.
RIP Ed Grothus who we met while we were in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We were looking for locations for one film project and on the way we discovered a lot more about the town and its people than we bargained for. So we made a different film and called it Laboratory Conditions. We're showing it in five episodes.
This film documents our latest project from the workshop. More on our newest limited release, "The Northerly Edition" at Field Notes. 3packs of this bright white and silver release are now sold out but there are still a few available as part of a COLORS subscription.
Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna's 1974 release for ITC, Serif Gothic doesn't get the kind of attention that sparked a recent (and overdone) Avant Garde revival but it speaks for itself when set tight, in all-caps for a short declarative headline, especially one that needs a sort of non whiz-bangy science-fiction feel. Suggested pairing: Univers 65 Bold.
So you know. We've seen a little pick-up in Pinsetter orders lately so we thought we'd let you know that Pinsetter is still, um, setting pins.
A lovely photo by Chris Mueller with prop styling by Elise McMahon for the "Modern Americana" section of Fast Company's just-released United States of Design issue, which is also available as an innovative iPad app. We're more than a little excited to have our Field Notes Brand products included in this curated collection of Made in the USA products. Thanks for that.
A quick trip back to Freeport, Illinois and one of our most popular films. Think of it as "How It's Made" with much cooler music, awesome people and hot, nasty, metal-on-paper printing action. The making of Field Notes, Wings. We're working on the brand-spanking new Fall Edition right now. Sign up for a COLORS subscription so you don't miss a single seasonal release.
First performed in Paris on this date back in 1830, Symphonie Fantastique.
"The point of my keeping a notebook has never been, nor is it now, to have an accurate factual record of what I have been doing or thinking..." Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook.
2015 Ford Mustang. Bam.
I look forward to this every year, Matthew Baldwin's The 2013 Good Gift Games Guide at The Morning News.
X-ray couples by Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi.
Looking forward to arguing this one at the bar, Jordan Hoffman ranks the Coen Brothers films.
United State of Pop 2013.
Wired takes a look inside North Korea's Subway System.
A million thanks to Mark Greenberg (mgb) for serving as our Guest Editor in November. For December, we're bringing back a tradition we haven't done for a number of years: inviting former Guest Editors back to share their favorite winter or holiday links, under the label (dec). Here's a list of all of the great people who have lent us a hand over the years.
"A little thing that can turn into anything at anytime." A father annotates his daughters Christmas wishlist.
Pretty much every time Jim Hughes publishes something to Codex 99, we dig it. Today is no exception. The story behind and beautiful examples of The Étienne Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings. Wow.
A short documentary film that recalls the past importance of phone boxes in Irish life.
A collection of alternative Christmas trees.
So you know, how to make Star Wars snowflakes.
Gear Patrol gives us their picks for the 25 Best Restaurants in America.
About that one NYer cover. Francoise Mouly and the One-Image Narrative.
Comet Lovejoy through Morby Castle Ruins.
The Guardian wants your vote for the Bad Sex Award in writing.
Great anatomy illustrations by Alex Konahin.
Routed South, the road less traveled, to Hana, lovely photo essay by our pal Naz Hamid. I love what's going on with the beta of this new Exposure platform.
After decades of floundering away at my three chords, I think I've finally found a guitar instructor who understands me.
Fabulous holiday windows from Field Notes retailer TigerTree.
"Despite occasional speculation over the years that an optical device somehow enabled Vermeer to paint his pictures, the art-history establishment has remained adamant in its romantic conviction: maybe he was inspired somehow by lens-projected images, but his only exceptional tool for making art was his astounding eye, his otherworldly genius."
Trailer for In Secret.
Way cooler than Lot 19, Lot 379: Harrison Ford "Han Solo" DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi. Want.
The Atlantic asks Are You Smart Enough to Be a Citizen?
I've been following this on air, here is the excellent online companion piece; Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.
Photographing an African Safari.
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A post from our monthly guest editor. The complete listing af all the people we owe favors can be found here.
We love these products so much we even paid for them.
A post with this icon may well end up in our Museum of Online Museums.
About Depth of Field.
Not to be missed.
A Friday Drink Link. Hic.
Film feed. Short attention span video theater.
Having to do with our Field Notes Brand.
What we just talked about at lunch.
We hated the options available for custom packaging DVDs and CDs so we created a brand that gives creative professionals and hobbyists the tools to make great stuff. Here's a bit from the latest Jewelboxing weblog entry:
"Clients are always stunned at the result, almost to the point of being speechless, shocked that their faces are so artfully placed on a professional DVD cover. I couldn't be happier with Jewelboxing and I think I can say the same thing for my clients as well." Read the entire post.
Pinsetter: Spell with buttons.
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