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Preview – Archival Duffel in waxed twill

May 29th, 2012

Coming this Fall, we will be offering our Archival Duffel in heavy duty, 22 0z, water resistant, waxed canvas twill. In lieu of truck tarping, the new duffel’s bottom is reinforced with an extra layer of waterproof, waxed twill. Available in black and ranger tan.

For a live action preview, or to order a bag this summer, visit our friends at The Wilderness Workshop.

Our Archival Duffel in lighterweight canvas duck is now available in red or navy via the AC web shop.

SHOWERING WITH KIRK’S

May 29th, 2012

Our pal Matt has a great cabin on his land upstate, and next to the cabin there’s a shower, and now next to the shower there’s Kirk’s soap. Matt says:
I LOVE AN OUTDOOR SHOWER AND THE MORE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS THE BETTER. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN TAKING MY MORNING COFFEE (OR EVENING COCKTAIL FOR THAT MATTER) DOWN TO THE HEALING WATERS OF MY CABIN’S OUTDOOR SHOWER. I FEEL MORE ALIVE, MORE CONNECTED AND FRANKLY MORE CLEAN FOR SOME REASON. IT IS A PLACE I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO AND HATE TO LEAVE.

We’re now carrying Kirk’s soap (Tom’s favorite since high school) in the Archival web store. Get a few bars to begin rinsing “with thrilling ease”! 

Evidence – Odds & Ends Sale

May 23rd, 2012
Illustrations by Morejohn, Archival shipping clerk

Thanks to all our local fans for stopping by last Friday for our first ever Odds ‘n’ Ends sale. Thanks to Brad at Well Spent and Jesse at Put This On for helping us to promote the event. Some snap views:

Archival production manager, Nicole (left), author of the event


Jordan, Archival consultant, pausing between cash transactions

Mountain Summer

May 21st, 2012

For those of you working through the summer, I recommend shopping from the Glenbow Museum Archives for surrogate vacation snaps of the Canadian Rockies from the 1920s and 1930s. If you’re too pressed for time, here is my summary of an ideal summer spent hiking, reading, rowing, dining, fishing, swimming and climbing – in perfect archival attire.





Reminder – Archival Odds ‘n’ Ends Sale

May 17th, 2012


A reminder that we’re having our first Archival Odds ‘n’ Ends sale today (5/18) at our new Eugene headquarters from 12-7. We’ll have samples, seconds, discontinued items, and one-off oddments. Most everything will be available in person, but as a special thank you to our loyal readers and customers, we’ll be hosting a small assortment online as well. Items are limited and all sales are final. Customers visiting our Eugene headquarters will receive 20% off regular priced items and up to 50% off sale items.

Check the Odds ‘n’ Ends page at the Archival web shop for online specials.

Archival Pencil Sharpeners

May 16th, 2012
Shopping from 1949

In our household, we still use pencils for annotating books and recipes, for list making and doodling. We love having a manual pencil sharpener that accommodates the various sized pencils in our collection – from the plumpish Ticonderoga Laddie to my sleek German graphite pencils. Our favorite is the Boston Champion – a model you might remember from youe elementary school days. While X-Acto (who now owns Boston) sells a model that can be vacuum mounted to a flat surface, we recommend purchasing the classic version, with an 8 hole dial, that can be permanently screwed to a table or inside of a cabinet. Ebay seems to be the best resource for a wide variety of vintage Boston sharpeners. As always, I enjoy the background detail revealed through amateur product photography. In this set, the fern fronds are my favorite.










If you are seeking a non mechanical option, here’s a fine example

Odds ‘n’ Ends Sale

May 14th, 2012


We just moved offices from one side of Lincoln street to the other! In honor of the occasion, we’ll be hosting the First Annual Odds’n’Ends Sample Sale on Friday, May 18th from 12-7 PM. Come on down to our new space at 445 Lincoln Street in Eugene, Oregon. We’ll have samples, seconds, discontinued items, and one-off oddments. Most everything will just be available in person, but as a special high-five to our loyal readers and customers, we’ll be hosting a small assortment online as well. Items are very limited and all sales are final.