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March 17, 2009

Field Notes — 'American Muji'


That's what William Gibson called them.

I'd never heard of them until he wrote a rave review on March 2, 2009 in his blog.

"I haven't even seen any, in person, but I love their site, and eventually I'll get around to ordering some."

Reminds me of someone I know, writing about stuff he's never seen.

But I digress.

He continued, "They should do a Field Notes t-shirt, if they don't already. Every manufacturer of genuinely cool things should do a t-shirt, particularly if they're sort of obscure and specialist. Keep it simple, logo-only, on a quality shirt, and they almost always sell out."

Yo, joe, see where he wrote "genuinely cool...?"

Next slide.

I'm thinking more "American Rhodia" — I've been using their No. 13 graph paper pads (4.1" x 5.8") to schedule my posts for many years now.

March 17, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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I love love love Muji and I don't really see the need for and american imitation when muji is readily available.

Posted by: angie | Mar 26, 2009 2:31:56 PM

I bought some when they first came out.

They're okay, for what they are. I've moved on since then to index cards 'cause they're more easily arranged (and thrown away when I'm like, "That was a stupid idea".

Posted by: Mary Sue | Mar 17, 2009 2:35:28 PM

Overpriced...I've seen them and I really don't care for them...give me a good Moleskine any day of the week...or the inexpensive and impossible to tell the difference unless you are a notebook snob alternative, the Piccadilly which you can get at most Borders for $4.

The Piccadilly's don't lay flat, but who the hell needs to write on both sides anyways?


Oh yeah, they come in graph as well as line ruled...I bought five a few weeks ago and gave most to friends who journaled in their more expensive stuff...now I don't have to worry about important thoughts...I just write EVERYTHING in there...mine just accompanied me to South America for a week and a half of R&R and is better than anything else I've ever used...

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 17, 2009 1:29:30 PM

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