Cognitive Surplus

Portland,  OR 
United States
http://www.cognitive-surplus.com
  • Booth: 7222

Cognitive Surplus makes designer science gifts using sustainable materials. From vintage inspired notebooks to drinkware, and t-shirts to tote bags, our products are designed to ignite your curiosity. We’ve got your smarty-pants covered.


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 Products

  • Chemistry of Beer Glass Set Cognitive Surplus
    These pint glasses are for brewers, beer connoisseurs, chemists, science nerds, and anyone who knows there’s more to beer than just ethanol. This set of glasses celebrates the complex array of molecules that give beer its unique qualities and flavors....

  • Three cheers for science – and beer!

    These pint glasses are for brewers, beer connoisseurs, chemists, science nerds, and anyone who knows there’s more to beer than just ethanol. This set of glasses celebrates the complex array of molecules that give beer its unique qualities and flavors. Molecules such as humulene, which is responsible for that quintessential hoppy aroma – or ethyl acetate, which gives ales their fruity flavor.

    Celebrate the science of your favorite brew. 

    Each glass in this pair has a different selection of annotated molecules commonly found in various kinds of beer.   

    • Size: 16 ounces
    • Width: 3.5"
    • Height: 6"
    • Material: Glass
    • Presentation: Pair of two unique glasses 
    • Packaging: Recycled paper
    • Care: Hand wash
  • Vintage Chemistry Shirt Cognitive Surplus
    Here's to early mornings checking the results of your latest experiment, late nights waiting for your distillation to complete, and molecular daydreams. Wear this Chemistry Lab shirt to inspire good data sets and to ward off failed experiments....

  • Here's to early mornings checking the results of your latest experiment, late nights waiting for your distillation to complete, and molecular daydreams. Wear this Chemistry Lab shirt to inspire good data sets and to ward off failed experiments. 

    Details
    Unisex sizes XS-XXL
    Printed in Portland, OR
    Super soft eco-friendly cotton blend tees
    Water based inks

  • Core Sample Tea Infuser Cognitive Surplus
    In addition to keeping your beverage insulated against temperature change, this double-walled glass infuser flask is sure to keep you digging deeper into the mysteries of the earth....

  • Carry your favorite tea and your love of earth science with you throughout the day!

    In addition to keeping your beverage insulated against temperature change, this double-walled glass infuser flask is sure to keep you digging deeper into the mysteries of the earth. Get lost in the layers of geologic history while you hunt for the fossilized remains of creatures who lived in each era. 

    Brew your beverage using the removable basket or remove the basket to infuse with fruit/veggies.

    • Size: 16 ounces
    • Width: 2.5"
    • Height: 9"
    • Material: Glass, high-grade steel
    • Cap Material: Bamboo & BPA-Free Plastic
    • Presentation: Individually boxed
    • Packaging: Recycled paper
    • Care: Top rack dishwasher safe, handle with care
  • Hardcover Bee Notebook Cognitive Surplus
    Larvae, honeycombs, flowers, and all things bee are illustrated in black and white on this pollen yellow hardcover notebook. Fill the pages of this journal with plans for your next honey farm, biology notes, or data from your latest experiment....

  • Larvae, honeycombs, flowers, and all things bee are illustrated in black and white on this pollen yellow hardcover notebook. Fill the pages of this journal with plans for your next honey farm, biology notes, or data from your latest experiment.

    Designed with full dot grid pages to let your thoughts run wild. Perfect for graphing, planning, and allowing your writing to stand out, dot grid offers the structure of a grid while maintaining the sense of freedom found in blank pages.

    These dot grid notebooks are 7" by 9" and feature 81 gsm paper. All our notebooks are designed in Portland, Oregon, USA, and are made responsibly overseas using eco-friendly soy inks and 100% recycled paper.

    The course might end, but your notes will last. With 192 pages there's plenty of space to spread out and make every page beautiful. Lose yourself in your work and record all your findings.

    The perfect gift for your lab partner. The perfect necessity for your work.

    Learn Beautifully.


    dot grid pagesPrinted in Soy Ink, Designed in Portland, OR, 7"x9"192 pages, 81 gsm, 100% recycled FSC paper
  • Natural Science 4 Pack Notebooks Cognitive Surplus
    These pocket notebooks are equally well-suited for quiet days in the forest or stormy days at sea. Record your data, track potential sightings of the kraken, sketch wild mushrooms, or keep track of the number of wild marmosets in your test area....

  • These pocket notebooks are equally well-suited for quiet days in the forest or stormy days at sea. Record your data, track potential sightings of the kraken, sketch wild mushrooms, or keep track of the number of wild marmosets in your test area.

    At four by six inches, they fit comfortably in one hand or your back pocket.

    Each Natural Science 4-pack contains four different covers:

    • Forest at Dusk
    • Evolution
    • Insects
    • Cephalopods

    Each notebook has a different type of inside pages: (Lined, Graph, Dot Grid, and Blank), so pick the one that's right for today's field notes and you're ready for your next adventure.

    The perfect gift for your lab partner. The perfect necessity for your work.

    Learn Beautifully.

    Details
    • 4 designs per pack
    • 32 pages per notebook
    • Printed in eco-friendly soy ink
    • 100% recycled paper
    • 4" x 6" 
    • Lined, Graph, Dot Grid, Blank inside pages


    Dot Grid, Lined, Blank, Graph Paper
    32 pages, recycled paper, 80 gsm
    4x6", 4 designs per pack, lay flat sewn binding
    designed by cognitive surplus in porltand, oregon, usa
  • Bee Zipper Cases Cognitive Surplus
    Keep all your tiny things safe – even on your busiest days – in this honey-colored zip case....

  • Keep all your tiny things safe – even on your busiest days – in this honey-colored zip case.

    This Poster Series Zip Case is perfect for keeping all your small items safe. Fill it with your favorite fountain pens and a slide rule. Store your keys, wallet and phone together so you can find them later. Keep your lipsticks close at hand, or pack your toiletries for last minute adventuring. Built to accessorize a Shoulder Tote or be used on its own.

    Made with 100% recycled canvas.

    Recycled canvas is made with textile waste cuttings that are otherwise discarded as trash. Instead of filling up the landfill, these cuttings are collected and spun into yarn that is then woven into fabric that can be used again. You may notice some irregularities in the material, this is natural in recycled canvas, since the collected material varies in content.

    Details

    Width: 10”
    Height: 6”
    Zipper Closure
    Exterior: 12 oz Recycled Canvas
    Pop Color Inside: 5 oz Recycled Cotton
    Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low

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