What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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"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.
Aaron Draplin talks about Field Notes' heritage in a short film, From Seed and a small portion of his collection of agricultural themed American memo books from the last 100 years are now online at the Field Notes site. Tangentially related, Bryan and Jim walk through all 17 limited-editions we have made so far, in four very nerdy videos.
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.
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?
Every year since 2004, we have done our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at holiday 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?
On a whim, we asked people to read their favorite short poems into our answering machine for a project we called Verse By Voice. And they did, creating maybe the first-ever poetry meme. To get the idea, make sure to listen to novelist Zadie Smith reading Frank O'Hara's Animals.
Note: we didn't include what is surely not Christopher Walken reading EE Cummings, but that's worth a listen too. Jim talked about this project during an appearance on Public Radio's Hello Beautiful! and the photos are courtesy of Sam Javanrouh's unstoppable Daily Dose of Imagery.
We've got three new additions to The Deck, our advertising network targeting design, web and creative professionals. Short of the Week is well explained by its name. However, if it was called Carefully Selected, Annotated and Presented Short Film That You Won't Find Everywhere Else of the Week, you'd have an even better idea of what it's about. The Noun Project has just launched a great redesign and aims to collect every icon, pictogram and symbol from everywhere, even from you. Calling This Isn't Happiness a "tumblr" does it no justice. Peter Nidzgorski brings a finely tuned, if inexplicable, taste to this always interesting daily collection of links and images.
October on The Deck is sold out and November and December are almost that way. For the right advertiser the network is very powerful, and that's why our advertisers renew month after month. If you have a product or service that could benefit by being in front of millions of polite and curious readers, give us a shout.
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.
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.
We've been talking about it for months and now we've finally done it. With the release of The Tree of Life and because there aren't many dedicated resources, we've created a new archive category about one of our heroes. Stuff About Terrence Malick is full of links and resources and we'd appreciate you writing us about anything you think belongs in there. (Use the contact link below.) It's a nice complement to our big Stuff About Stanley Kubrick collection. Logically, Bergman is next, but for now we'll leave that up to the excellent Face To Face.
Trailer for the documentary about racing in the Midwest: R/C Racers.
A Grizzly ate his GoPro.
A lovely collection of time-lapse videos of our beloved city.
If you're anything like BB and me, you are anxiously awaiting Sunday's premiere of the new season of Arrested Development. Luckily for all of us, NPR has this wonderful guide to all the running gags from the first 3 seasons.
"I put all the dishes away, is that OK?" and other questions that get all women horny. By Claire Zulkey.
The ornate tombstones within a cemetery in the small town of Ieud, in northern Romania.
For 600 days Yu Yamauchi lived in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuji, getting up while it was still dark to photograph the sunrise every day, from the same location.
Clash box set with all five albums remastered. #TOBTM.
Hipsters rejoice! You can make some cash by just being you.
Drawn, one of our favorite illustration sites, is no more.
Volocopter VC1, an electric "multi-copter."
Footage of Oklahoma tornado forming yesterday. Sheesh.
So you know, Fillmore East Shows 1968-71.
"...current maps, as we know them today, are obsolete." As demonstrated by this video, the size and shape of a place can be displayed in ways that go beyond strict geography. Timemaps incorporates public transportation and time of day to redraw The Netherlands according to the relative time needed to travel between places. Brilliant. More from the creator Vincent Meertens, here.
Related to the last, check The Scott Expedition, the site for Ben's next journey. We're proud that Field Notes Brand is a sponsor of the journey.
"My next expedition. I'm planning to set out to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Antarctic expedition for the first time. At 1,800 miles and nearly four months long, it will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history, and it's the biggest challenge I've ever taken on." Gear Patrol interviews Ben Saunders
Coast Modern looks great. "From LA to Vancouver, a legacy of inspired living by the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture." Local note, it's screening on the 25th at Chicago Filmmakers.
Video for Kid Francescoli's Blow Up.
Macro shots of bugs by Nicolas Reusens.
More posters from Antonio Perez, aka Ñiko.
Related to today's main image, a fabulous Cuban Clockwork Orange poster by Nelson Ponce.
Vintage print advertising found in Mom's basement.
Embarrassed to only just be finding this now: Blue States' Andy Dragazis has started a side project solo band, The Scantharies, "inspired by 60s and 70s Greek bands such as The Persons, The Forminx and Aphrodites' Child." On extra heavy rotation starting...now.
Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House.
Maria Popova's "semi-accidental" discovery of gorgeous black-and-white photos of vintage NASA facilities.
"...the whole staff was shot through with drunks, incompetents, and hacks." An illustrated history of Newsweek, by Andrew Losowsky.
If Wes Anderson wrote the Bible it would sound like this."
A look at some of the entries for the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
Trailer for Europa Report.
A relink and ridiculously addictive, GeoGuessr.
The Waterfall and the World at Night.
The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature.
Posters from Cannes 2013.
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What all those little square icons in Fresh Signals mean.
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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