I used to be a diehard Moleskine fan. I still love them, but I realized that I was spending too much time worrying about what to write in those precious pages that I never actually wrote much. So I switched to completely disposable (and easily scannable) index cards and I never looked back.
Well, apart from the time I found an index card written to me by my future self which said “Look behind you… NOW!” But that just turned out to be a drunken prank I played on myself.
So I have little time these days for Moleskine, Field Notes or any other fancy book that gets in the way of my scrawlings. But that’s not to say that this Field Notes Archival Wooden Box isn’t tempting.
Ironically, I actually do store my filled pocket notebooks in an old wooden wine case, although mine is missing the slide-on lid which keeps the dust off. Then again, that same dust keeps the Lady out of my secret writings thanks to her extreme dust-induced sneezing fits.
Neither did my case come with neat index tabs to organize the content. Then again, while my box did cost a little more than $35, it did come with six free bottles of Priorat wine.
Still, however you dice it, this box is probably the perfect Christmas gift for the Field Notes fanatic in your life. And it’s even better if he or she is also a slob who leaves their stupid books all over the place, “in case inspiration strikes.” As if.
Available right now.