We’ve always thought of field trips as the best part of school: away from the routine, away from the expected, you’re somewhere new to you, out in the world, learning.

We’re grown ups now, and we get that same excitedly nervous feeling when we’re about to go on a trip to Europe or a spontaneous road trip. It’s there when we’re working on a new design, talking to a new and interesting person, thinking of how to write this feeling that we’re thinking, or realizing just how big of a crazy adventure it is having a small business and making our own designs in our own U.S.A. factory. This is our way of sharing that with you and you us; if you’d like to submit an essay, photo series, or be interviewed for Field Trips and Design, email us.