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Want Of The Week: Field Notes Road Trip Kit

19 October 2011, 09.09 | Posted in Design, Product, Want Of The Week | No comments »


In case you haven’t heard of/seen Field Notes then you need to check their stuff out. These simple pocket-sized note books are the type of thing that make you think, “I wish I thought of that”… but even if you had, they probably wouldn’t have been nearly as well designed. The level of attention to detail you would expect coming out of Draplin Design Co. Someone slipped me one of these memo books and after spending 90% on a keyboard it is refreshing to write things down by hand every now and then. Anyway, this Road Trip Kit in particular is my want of the week since I spend a lot of time on the road. With this kit you can pick out 6 state-specific memo pads with information about each state on the back covers. This package also includes one Field Notes Steno Pad and six Woodgrain Pencils. Before you go on your next road trip pick up your own kit or any other Field Notes products at fieldnotesbrand.com

Want Of The Week: Recover iPhone Case

21 September 2011, 08.33 | Posted in Product, Want Of The Week | No comments »


The next “Want Of The Week” is something I actually already have, but so many people have picked up my phone asking about it, I figured I would pass it along to you. This Portland-based brand “Recover” puts out these iPhone “skins” made out of real wood which is hand sanded, stained, and lacquered which adheres to the front and back of your iPhone… making it look like your phone is made of wood. And they are a mere $25 bucks. I highly recommend them, you can get your own Recover skin in many different wood grains at their online store.

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The case on my phone. Photo: Cory Grove

E-Stone Has a Shoe

29 October 2010, 05.48 | Posted in Product | No comments »

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It’s rare that I exercise blatant product promotion, but it is also rare that photographers get the recognition they deserve. So I’ll put down my guard and tell you that you should check out Ethan Stone Fortier’s (E-Stone) pro model shoe by DVS. Not only is he a senior photographer for SNOWBOARDER Magazine but he has played a part in more things in snowboarding than you can imagine. Get a better look at the shoe here. Including the insoles shown below with his photos all over them.

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I can’t leave other friends out… while you’re at it check out Mikey LeBlanc’s and Andy Wright’s pro model DVS shoes. Awesome to see DVS still showing love to the people who have been in the game for as long as these guys have.

Shwood Eyewear

08 July 2010, 21.29 | Posted in Product | No comments »

GOV_ZEB_GRYPOL_smallI have a soft spot for woodgrain. I came across these glasses from Shwood Eyewear and decided I would share them with you. Three-ply frame and two-ply temple construction, in-house, handcrafted manufacturing process, sustainably-harvested wood, sourced from authorized and supervised plantations in different African countries. Only 95$.

More looks after the jump.

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