Written by Nick Heer.

Field Notes: Lunacy

Field Notes’s quarterly edition is called “Lunacy” this time around, and it looks gorgeous. However, I’m more interested in another product they launched today: the Brand’s Hall pen:

We’ve partnered with Allegory Goods of Chicago to produce a limited-edition, fine rollerball pen using wood reclaimed from an iconic Chicago building, which was constructed in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1871. The body of the Brand’s Hall Pen is made from salvaged Old-Growth White Pine (likely from Western Michigan) that has been turned by hand on a lathe and then individually sanded, embossed and polished in Chicago. No two are exactly alike.

Accompanying the pen is the history of Brand’s Hall, and it’s fascinating — it’s what this post links to. The pen is a little spendy, but I’ve ordered one. I’m a sucker for stuff like this.