Cognitive Surplus

Portland,  OR 
United States
http://cognitive-surplus.com
  • Booth: 3115

We create stationery and lifestyle goods to celebrate science and inspire discovery, made with respect for the sustainability of our planet.


 Show Specials

  • (Jun 17, 2020)
    Free Shipping on Orders $500 and over placed at the show.

 Products

  • Core Sample Drinking Glass
    Volume: 15 oz
    Height: 6.5"
    Diameter: 2.75"
    Material: Glass
    Care: Dishwasher Safe
    Origin: USA Made...

  • Enjoy your morning cold brew from this Core Sample Tumbler while prepping for your geology field work. Explore layers of Earth's geological history while you sip your chocolate milk. Get lost in rock-inspired reveries while sipping an evening cocktail – on the rocks, of course!
  • Chemistry of Tea Infuser
    Volume: 16 ounces
    Width: 2.5"
    Height: 9"
    Material: Double-walled glass, high-grade steel
    Cap: Bamboo & BPA-Free Plastic
    Care: Top rack dishwasher safe, handle with care...

  • Now you can carry your favorite tea and your love of science with you throughout your day!

    Modern science has revealed what people all around the world have known for centuries – tea is amazing! In addition to keeping your beverage insulated against temperature change, this double-walled glass infuser flask celebrates the complex array of molecules that give tea its unique qualities and flavors. Molecules such as theaflavin, which adds bitterness to black tea – or L-theanine, which alters your brain waves to promote relaxation. 

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

  • Bound Engineer Pad - Mechanical Engineer
    Dimensions - 8.5" x 11"
    Page Count - 192 pages (96 sheets)
    Paper Type - 5 mm green engineering grid
    Paper Weight - 64 gsm
    Binding - Lay-flat hardcover
    Paper Composition - 100% recycled
    Printing - Soy-based ink
    Cover Icon - Silver foil stamp...

  • Plan your prototypes, sketch schematics, run calculations or gather data in this clay red bound engineering pad.

    Built in response to a special request from a prominent aerospace engineer, these notebooks offer traditional green engineering grid paper in a lay-flat bound hardcover format. 

    The covers of these understated notebooks present an icon representative of a specific branch of engineering in silver foil. Inside the front and back covers, you'll find imagery from the specific discipline. 

    The textured paper on the covers of these notebooks has the feel of an old textbook. With advanced lay-flat pages, they want to fall open, like a well-loved library book. Go ahead and see for yourself – these are the notebooks your most brilliant ideas have been waiting for.

    The Engineer series is built with high-quality 100% recycled paper and printed with soy inks, leaving a light footprint. Be inspired to ask the right questions, connect the dots (even when they’re really far apart), and keep pushing humanity forward, so that tomorrow is always brighter than today.

  • Hardcover Notebook - Ascending Regions
    Dimensions 7" x 9"
    Page Count 192 pages (96 sheets)
    Paper Type 5mm Grid + College Ruled
    Paper Weight 81 gsm
    Binding Lay-flat Hardcover
    Paper Composition 100% recycled
    Printing Soy-based ink
    Generation 4th...

  • Keep a hiking journal, travel journal, or record observations from your backpacking trip in this early scientific illustration of mountainous regions from around the world.

    The textured covers of these notebooks have the feel of old textbooks, and with advanced lay-flat pages, they want to fall open, like a well-loved library book. Go ahead and see for yourself – these are the notebooks your most brilliant ideas have been waiting for.

    The Hypothesis series is built with high-quality 100% recycled paper and printed with soy inks, leaving a light footprint. Be inspired to ask the right questions, connect the dots (even when they’re really far apart), and keep pushing humanity forward, so that tomorrow is always brighter than today.

  • Brain Anatomy Tote Bag
    Width 18"
    Height 14.5"
    Gusset 5"
    Straps 11"
    Material 100% Recycled canvas, 10 oz, double layer
    Care Machine was cold, Tumble dry low
    Feature Reversible – patterned / solid color with pocket...

  • Wear this Brain Anatomy Tote Bag to the neurology ward or the psych lab. Fill it with an extra set of scrubs and a notebook for all your observations.

    This sturdy canvas tote bag is reversible with a simple deep gray and a zipper pocket on one side, or you can flip it around and wear it with the printed brain design on the outside for all the world to see.

  • Poisonous Plants Zipper Case
    Width 18"
    Height 14.5"
    Gusset 5"
    Straps 11"
    Material 100% Recycled canvas, 10 oz, double layer
    Care Machine wash cold, Tumble dry low
    Feature Reversible – patterned / solid color with pocket...

  • Your travel med kit, herbal remedies, or first aid kit will look sharp in this Poisonous Plants Zip Case. Use it to keep your drawing pencils in order, or fill it with a magnifying glass and reference guide for your foraging adventures.

    The 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.