A Case for Notebooks

From notebooksim:

As new tablets and smartphones are introduced almost daily, Jennifer Isgitt at Emphatic Teacher makes a case for our beloved notebooks.
I particulary identify with this part:

"2. The notebook is fast. I can grab my notebook and jot down a thought in hardly any time at all. I don’t have to boot up a device, choose the appropriate software, or worry about where to save the file so that I will remember where I put it."

Cheap, portable, tactile. I’ve always kept a couple in my car’s glove compartment one to use and the other, still unwrapped as a quick gift to a kindred spirit that I might encounter in my travels.

Transportation

Like the flying car and the $98.00 *Jeep you could buy from an ad in Popular Mechanix, some dreams are a long time coming.

* The Jeep was Army surplus and required complete assembly.

Write It Down

SHELTERWOOD
This edition is neat and as worthy in its own right as your ideas. Field Notes Brand, 3 pack. Same price.

Black and White Photos

The older speaking to the younger demographic.

The Old Masters

The question was posed, if the old masters were alive today would they embrace the new technology. The simple answer is yes; if it benefited them in some way. We heap praises on the “old masters” who, in many ways, had limited technology and resources yet produced stunning results. 

Today we have technology that can in many ways aid the production of our work and also helps us realize it doesn’t make our work any better. The truth is: it has never been about the tools. It has always been about the workman. The combination that makes up what we call the “old masters” is part skill and with it an intangible sense that enables them to see what others do not see and create what others cannot imagine. I believe it is a gift and the degree of the gift will measure the results. The results are always viewed with subjective eyes but that special sense is unchanged regardless of the outcome.

Historical Evidence - Working

 If you wish to see how times have changed all you have to do is “google” a few words. If google was around 50 years ago and you searched the word “workshops” you might get a vast array of workrooms full of tools and people making things. Today “workshops” renders pictures of people in gatherings of various sizes learning about work, what to work on and how to do it. About working but not actually working. 

Then if you try shops you get places to shop. Stores of every type and size. So the world slowly evolves based on what we do and thanks to technology we can see it right in front of our eyes.

Money

Often referred to and sought after and if you should become very wealthy… why is it called filthy rich? hmmm?

bestmadeco:

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Below is a detailed list of specifications which we hope will help to inform you and empower you to use this bag to its utmost, with confidence and gusto. 
Material:- Constructed from 10.10 oz Waxed Canvas. Produced by the Martin Company for the better part of a century, this tightly-woven cotton fabric is impregnated with Martexin® wax which provides resistance to inclement weather and produces a handsome patina over time. The wax consists of food and pharmaceutical waxes, making it completely non-hazardous. The Martin family has been making American textiles since 1838, and their waxed fabrics have outfitted countless outdoorsmen, soldiers, and farmers for generations.
Hardware: - Solid bronze 3” corrosion-resistant snap hook (particularly good around seawater).- #4 Brass Grommets, conforms to all US military specifications 
Splicing:-Each ditty bag is eye-spliced and finished by hand with traditional methods by seasoned New England rope workers. This labor-intensive step results in the strongest, most seamless finish available.
Rope:-Woven in Europe’s western lowlands by rope makers with four centuries of experience, this 3-strand polyester rope has a soft touch and good grip, while having a breaking load of 1,000 kg. It is pre-stretched to prevent elongation, and with high UV-resistance, was typically used as halyard and sheet ropes on classic fishing boats.
Whipping:-The classic 3-strand splice has been whipped by hand using a high-strength, low-stretch control line. Braided from Dyneema SK75 ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, this is one of the strongest man-made fibers. Designed to maintain all properties, even when wet, this line also benefits from a high UV-resistance.
Stitching:-Our Ditty is double stitched along the main seam with heavy nylon size 92 thread and reinforced along the base for reliable durability.
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bestmadeco:

New Release: The Best Made Ditty Bag

The Best Made Ditty Bag: designed by Best Made in our lower Manhattan workshop, manufactured in the USA. Reinforced waxed canvas and solid brass grommets, secured by a rope lanyard that has been hand-spliced and whipped with red technical control line. Our ditty is teeming with maritime tradition but built for our customer’s exacting demands today.

Below is a detailed list of specifications which we hope will help to inform you and empower you to use this bag to its utmost, with confidence and gusto. 

Material:
- Constructed from 10.10 oz Waxed Canvas. Produced by the Martin Company for the better part of a century, this tightly-woven cotton fabric is impregnated with Martexin® wax which provides resistance to inclement weather and produces a handsome patina over time. The wax consists of food and pharmaceutical waxes, making it completely non-hazardous. The Martin family has been making American textiles since 1838, and their waxed fabrics have outfitted countless outdoorsmen, soldiers, and farmers for generations.

Hardware: 
- Solid bronze 3” corrosion-resistant snap hook (particularly good around seawater).
- #4 Brass Grommets, conforms to all US military specifications 

Splicing:
-Each ditty bag is eye-spliced and finished by hand with traditional methods by seasoned New England rope workers. This labor-intensive step results in the strongest, most seamless finish available.

Rope:
-Woven in Europe’s western lowlands by rope makers with four centuries of experience, this 3-strand polyester rope has a soft touch and good grip, while having a breaking load of 1,000 kg. It is pre-stretched to prevent elongation, and with high UV-resistance, was typically used as halyard and sheet ropes on classic fishing boats.

Whipping:
-The classic 3-strand splice has been whipped by hand using a high-strength, low-stretch control line. Braided from Dyneema SK75 ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, this is one of the strongest man-made fibers. Designed to maintain all properties, even when wet, this line also benefits from a high UV-resistance.

Stitching:
-Our Ditty is double stitched along the main seam with heavy nylon size 92 thread and reinforced along the base for reliable durability.image

Purchase The Best Made Ditty Bag.

Art is not so much defined but observed.
H. Thompson
About as neat as it gets

About as neat as it gets