Rustico


Labelling notebooks 1

Just a quick blog post about the label roll, mentioned previously. Like Post-Its the label roll is very easy to remove, but sticks well, because the whole back is ‘glued’. I’m using it to label all sort of items, but have now started using it to label Field Notes. I think it’s another great purpose for it.

3M Label Roll, Field Notes and Rustico

I only have three types of Field Notes, but out of those three two, the County Fair edition and the Cherry Wood edition, are difficult to label, so the label roll comes in quite handy.

3M Label Roll, Field Notes and Rustico

3M Label Roll, Field Notes and Rustico

Other notebooks are often easier to label. For Banditapple carnets I use a white pencil1.

Banditapple carnet, labelled with a white pencil

Banditapple carnet, labelled with a white pencil

For Atoma I just use ink.

Labelled Atoma notebooks

Labelled Atoma notebooks

 


You can read more Atoma related posts here.

You can read more Banditapple related posts here.

You can read more about the Rustico Leather Notebook here.

  1. The stamp was done using my block printing kit. []

Rustico Field Leather Notebook 1

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Last week I got the Rustico Field Notebook I ‘ordered’ from Massdrop in July.

When I saw the notebook I couldn’t resist – the Rustico notebooks, which are made in Utah, are just beautiful. I decided to get the buckskin version. I assume it will darken after a while – a few years ago I bought a briefcase from Wolf Leder, which got much darker / more yellow over the years.

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I paid $28.80 (~£18.50; €25.30), which included two packs with three Field Notes each. I think I should have only gotten one pack of three Field Notes …and am trying to sort this out for nine days now. Despite having had several emails sent backwards and forwards I still don’t know if I should send the additional Field Notes back and where to. You can see that communication with Massdrop isn’t great, but the prices are fantastic – especially if you are from outside the USA. I didn’t have to pay customs / fees on any of my orders so far.

This wasn’t the first item I got from Massdrop1 – and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The only disadvantage is that you usually have to wait quite a while before you get your items – in this case it took four weeks.

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Update: Massdrop has told me that I should have only received one pack of three Field Notes and that I should send the other one back.


Price: July 2015

Exchange rates: August 2015

I’d like to thank Michael (from Koralatov.com – currently offline) for the California Field Notes shown in these pictures. He sent them three years ago and I still haven’t used them up – but I certainly enjoy using them regularly.

The Massdrop link contains a friend invitation code.

  1. The Pebble watch shown in on of the previous blog posts was from them, too, and was just a bit more than half the UK price. []