Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The new Phone Book is Here.. The New Phone...

Guess what showed up today!!

I really like the paper inside of them.  The America the Beautiful run they did last year was one of my favorites for the paper quality and they brought it back for the Shelterwood edition.

The feel of the covers is what I expected.  You are holding a piece of veneer in your hand.  After the bonding with the kraft under layer they are nice and sturdy.  With what I'm calling the "White Wash"
paint job on the front and the SMELL of the wood..  Yup I'm all good with this set. 

Remember, EVERY book is unique.  The "burling" and grain on each book is a one off. I have made sure I will not run out of these for a long time to come.  Now I just have to keep Martha from chewing on these.  Nothing like a retriever and wood to go after.  

So how do I give some of these out..  I'm in a few swaps on Swap-Bot for the Un-Journaling swaps every month, so these will be used for those.

Hmmm... Going to have to thunk a bit on this one.  Suggestions from the audience.  You know how this usually goes, so you guys come up with some ideas.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shelterwood.. Or my LOVE for wood..

The “Shelterwood” Edition for Spring 2014

I Love wood.  Growing up with a family of loggers, I have lots of wood products
in my home (not counting the structure).  When I saw the new products coming out from FN this go round I got all giddy.  They look BEAUTIFUL!  The other bonus for me is the paper they chose for this edition.  It's the same paper that was used in the America the Beautiful edition.  Nice thick paper.

Here is a short film on how they made this edition.

This to me is the most ambitious project for them to date.  The fact that no two books are the same is a bonus to me.

This is from their site.

We all know that paper is made from wood. Our 22nd FIELD NOTES COLORS seasonal release is made OF wood. The “Shelterwood” edition features covers made from actual American Cherry wood, sliced ever-so-thin and bonded to a substrate of kraft paper for durability. We believe we’re the first notebook company to manufacture such a product at such a scale.

Thanks to the natural texture of the wood, no two “Shelterwood” memo books are the same but all share their origin in the same few hand-picked cherry trees from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The wood covers are sustainably produced, with one 60″ wide log converted into 5000 feet of “Sheer Veneer,” with very little waste (the waste is recycled into wood pellets to heat the factory!). The process can be seen in the film above.

The covers are left uncoated with text printed in a triple-hit of “Ghostflower White” which remains slightly opaque, the wood texture showing through like a faded whitewashed fence. Inside covers are mossy green text on kraft paper. The guts of the books are Finch Fine “Soft White” 70# text stock, the same beefy stock you loved in our “America the Beautiful” Edition. They’re ruled in “Maidenhair Green,” and bound together with three sturdy gold staples.

I have placed a large order for these books and will be giving away 2 packs when I get them in (should be next week) and will think up something fun for these.  Think.. Wood :)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Crap Fest 2014

That's right.  It's that time of year for CRAP FEST.

This is where I unload some of the crap I have laying around the office to unsuspecting readers of  the blog.

I have pencils, keychains, sticker sheets, stick pads (post-its), movies.

This is all Promotional materials that are left over at work.  So if you want some crap.  Leave a comment below.  No fancy rules, no you must send in a postcard with Stalin doing a headstand while drinking water while wearing a Cheap Trick T-shirt, nothin..

These will be items I can fit in a small envelope to keep some of the costs down and US only folks (sorry, not made of money.. contrary to what Kim thinks)

So y'all want some Crap...  Email your address to crapfest {at} istillwrite {dot} com (yes I made the address for this giveaway) and an envelope full of promo crap will be headed your way.


Update: Crap fest is now over.  All packages will be headed out this weekend 3/29 to this rounds recipients.