Ghost in the Shell

Just like you, we can’t wait to check this epic film out. The elements we had the privilege to work on were totally out of this world. Every teaser trailer just gets better and better, with this one in particular showcasing some incredible costume design. Take a peek!



We’re back and on SALE

The team is back in the workroom and we are on SALE.

2017, lets do this!



All orders made from 12pm on December 21st will not be dispatched until the 4th of January.

Any questions, just EMAIL US and we’ll do our best to get back to you while we’re on our break.

Thanks for all your support over the year, you’re awesome.

Have a fantastic summer and here’s to a magical 2017.

Hei konā mai,

Team Meniscus Leather Goods


Christmas Coupon

We want to give something back to our loyal customers, to say Thanks for supporting us this year.

Spend over $200 online with us and get 15% off your order when you chuck in the coupon code: December.

Happy shopping 🙂

Meniscus Crew

Halloween by Erin McNamara

We were lucky enough to snag the supremely talented Erin McNamara to take snaps of our latest additions to the Meniscus Leather Goods range.

Erin perfectly captured the vibe of our pieces, such talent!

meniscus-small-27Want to see more of Erins work in real life? She has an exhibition opening at LOG in Christchurch this Friday the 28th of October running until the 13th of November. Spooky! Thanks for working with us Erin, you’re the bees knees.


Lunacy! UPDATE


LUNACY IS NOW IN STOCK. Yes, it’s limited and Yes, it’s as awesome as I thought it would be.

Order yours here. 


I’ve just ordered a bunch of the new edition “Lunacy” Field Notes and personally, I couldn’t be more excited. It’s scratching all my witchy itches.

They’ll be in stock with us in about 10 days, give or take. If you would like to pre-order a 3 pack – just email me on Only serious stationery nerds need apply (don’t worry, I’m one of you).

Howl! xx Marie

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From Field Notes:

This is the aptly-titled “Lunacy” Edition. There’s lots to love about this release. The embossed covers are made from Neenah’s Classic Crest “Epic Black Stipple” which features a gorgeous, almost leathery finish. For the first time ever, we’ve die-cut the covers, using individual dies for each of the three books. One reveals a full moon, one a half moon, and one acrescent.

The moon that’s visible through the die-cut is printed in 4-color on a glossy flyleaf which also includes facts and folklore about earth’s constant companion, as well as a lovely shot of the dark side of the moon in the back of the books. The Field Notes logo is embossed with a subtle hit of varnish, and the back cover features an embossed full moon. The books are bound with black staples (of course), and the 48 body pages feature a reticle pattern on light grey “Moondust” pages.

“Lunacy” is available now in 3-Packs featuring full, half, and crescent moons. Year-long subscribers receive an extra book in their packs. The fourth book has no die-cut, signifying a new moon.  “Lunacy” is a limited-edition, so when they’re gone. they’re gone.

Once we decided to go all-in on this moon topic we had to do something special for the film that accompanies it. Check that above if you haven’t already. As in many of our projects, we combined old-school techniques with cutting-edge equipment to produce dramatic results. Hopefully you’ll enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed making it, and you won’t have to clean up the huge mess we made.

Thanks a million for for supporting the lunacy that is Field Notes. It is possible we have completely lost our minds here at HQ, but if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes…

  • 01.
    1. Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill.
  • 02.
    1. Cover: Neenah Classic Crest “Epic Black Stipple” 100#C, with die cutting and embossing by Nu Wave Die Cutting & Finishing, Chicago, Ill.
  • 03.
    1. Innards: Domtar Earth Choice “Gray” 60#T with “Moondust Gray,” and Opus Text “White” 70# with 4-color process soy-based Saphira inks.
  • 04.
    1. Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40″ 6-color printing press.
  • 05.
    1. Bound with a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer & Rima RS 10S in-line stacker, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill, and William J. Brown, the “Founding Fathers of the Staple.”
  • 06.
    1. Corners precisely rounded to a 3/8″ (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge SCM double round-corner machine.
  • 07.
    1. Reticle grid: 3/16″ × 3/16″ (4.7mm × 4.7mm).
  • 08.
    1. Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2″ × 5-1/2″ (89mm × 140mm).
  • 09.
    1. FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
  • 10.
    1. All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.



With the second season ordered and the first already aired in the States, Aotearoa now gets a look at The Shannara Chronicles. Filled with Elves and swords, it will be a hit with the Fantasy fans out there but really, the star of this MTV adaptation is this beautiful land we are privileged to call home.

Airing in NZ on The Zone, Sky. Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Lovely work team!

Read more about the original series and behind the scenes here.





The new trailer for Disney’s Petes Dragon, the reimagined take of the 1977 animated film has just debuted.

Working on this film had a special air of intrigue for us, as we had no idea how Elliot (the Dragon) was going to look. Now that we’ve seen him, all we have to say is CUUUUUTE.

We created a bunch of different pieces for this film, working on Props, Art and Costume Department elements.


You can now find Meniscus Leather Goods as part of the:clever collection at the top of the gondolas at Skyline Rotorua.

Thanks to Paul and the:clever team for asking us to be part of this project. Happy days!

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