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Leather-bound flask with pockets for a notebook & pen. Let your creativity flow & make writing easy(er).
Leather-bound flask with pockets for a notebook & pen. Let your creativity flow & make writing easy(er).
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Inspiration comes in many forms. 

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Is it safe to say that coherent thought arises out of confusion? That the structure of creativity is derived from an infrastructure of randomness?

This is what I was thinking about...
This is what I was thinking about...

How does one increase the probability that they will surface something truly amazing out of the wish-wash that is all of their unorganized capability and potential? 

The truth is, you need happy accidents. You need life to happen to you. You need a hiatus...or a quick trip to hell. 

Nothing good comes without sacrifice. Nothing beautiful is without sadness. Nothing worth loving isn't also worth hurting for. 

We offer a new vessel in which to store your ruminations. 

The Writer's Flask is a proper avenue for your emotional creative energy: a better alternative to the drunk text, the drunk phone-call, or the drunken argument. 

The Writer's Flask is the companion a truly-tortured soul pines for, and it's got everything you'll need: a notebook, a pen, and a phial for your creative juices.

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We have two styles of flask for you to choose from.

The BankNote Writer's Flask:

Look how shiny it is.
Look how shiny it is.

Made from our signature Brandy Italian Leather, the BankNote Writer's Flask is the perfect wall to bounce ideas off of. 

Use it in your home, place of work, or wherever you go in between, this accessory will make sure you're always at your creative best.

The Nowhere Edition Writer's Flask:

We've also partnered with Nowhere Magazine to design their new favorite travel buddy. Made from a darker, more experienced leather, this flask belongs in the hands of only the most bad-ass of writers. Seriously, we're talking about the likes of Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, and Jack London.

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And now for the aside:

We're hosting a drunk writing contest! Post a picture on Instagram of a short story written on a cocktail napkin with #Cocktale and you could win a Nowhere Edition flask.

And if you snooze, you lose.
And if you snooze, you lose.

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Want to hear a good story?

It's the story of John, the man who hand-makes each Writer's Flask. 

John, born Hovhannes Torossian, grew up in Lebanon. Check out this adorable picture of him at the age of seven.

Hovhannes moved to America at the age of 16, where he picked up the name John. By day he worked in a factory creating leather goods, by night he attended High School. Upon graduating he and his cousin decided to start their own briefcase business, but their partnership didn't last long. They say money and blood don't mix for good reason. 

A year later his cousin sold his shares to John's new business partner. They worked together for 5 years before deciding to part ways. These guys come from the old school, where differences are settled without the need for lawyers or contracts. They sat down with a notebook, a pen, and a bottle of the good stuff and worked out how they would divide their assets.

For the next 20 years John operated his factory on his own. He met his wife Ani, had two kids, and lived the American dream until he had to close his company. 

Briefcases just don't sell like they used to.

So John started freelancing. He thought about opening a deli, but Ani talked him out of it. Apparently he's not the best sandwich maker in the world.

One day Chris and I came across an ad on Craigslist offering custom leather manufacturing at a time where we were looking into how to make our wallets. We've been with John ever since, making wallets, backpacks, and now FLASKS!!!

FIN

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Okay, here's the deal. 

We need $2000 to do a run of these. That's for the leather, the notebooks, the pens, the flasks, and the labor of putting them all together. 

We'll be releasing them in batches. Those in the first batch will receive their flasks by mid January, the second batch by late January etc... We have a lot of experience with creating new products, and while we never know for sure, we're confident we can maintain this timeline.

Risks and challenges

Risks...yuck. We hate talking about this, but it's best to be honest.

IF this campaign goes viral, and we have to make thousands of these babies we'll need to reevaluate our supply chain.

-Leather--no problem.
-Flasks--we'll need to go straight to the manufacturer, probably a month extra.
-Notebooks--we can source Moleskines at high volume, also probably an extra month.
-Pens--we've found a satisfactory alternative from a Japanese manufacturer. Sorry guys, like briefcases America doesn't manufacture pens like this at high volume anymore.

Shipping...will take longer. But we're prepared for some late nights.

Developing a drinking problem...too late: been there, done that.

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    THE WRITER'S FLASK! Get your craft up to par with the best. Comes with a notebook and a pen!

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    THE NOWHERE WRITER'S FLASK! For you travel nuts and jet-lifers. Comes with a notebook and a pen!

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