Arrow book holder.
(via Bem Legaus!: Livros flechados)

Arrow book holder.

(via Bem Legaus!: Livros flechados)

Tags: Design


City page clips! Produced to scale- and 5000 times smaller than the real buildings- these City Clips can keep your spot in a book or hold your place in a stack of paperwork. The New York set includes the the iconic Empire State Building, Hearst Tower, Chrysler Building and the New York Life Building

(via City Clips — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design)

City page clips! Produced to scale- and 5000 times smaller than the real buildings- these City Clips can keep your spot in a book or hold your place in a stack of paperwork. The New York set includes the the iconic Empire State Building, Hearst Tower, Chrysler Building and the New York Life Building

(via City Clips — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design)

fer1972:

Miniature Books by LDelaney

 

Book-spine masking tape. 
Via Boing Boing

fer1972:

Handmade Brooches made from the original Book Pages by House of Iismay


Here’s a lovely old advisory from William Matthews Bookseller, explaining how to open a book for the first time, which was a major operation in the age of hand-sewn hardcover bindings.

  (via How to open a book - Boing Boing)

Here’s a lovely old advisory from William Matthews Bookseller, explaining how to open a book for the first time, which was a major operation in the age of hand-sewn hardcover bindings.

  (via How to open a book - Boing Boing)

Tags: Books

Our contributor Matthew Sharpe has a great essay in the NYT’s On Work column:

In 1981, after my first year of college, I decided to spend the summer in San Francisco. I’d grown up on the East Coast and had never been to that city before, and I wanted an adventure. Part of the adventure would be figuring out how to pay for food and the room I was renting in an old Victorian house in the Haight — so, when I arrived, I scoured the help-wanted ads and made some phone calls.

The most interesting was to a man who managed a small company that sent salespeople throughout the Bay Area in pickup trucks to peddle boxes of seafood and steaks door to door. He wanted to interview me in person, so I took a bus to the company’s headquarters in a bare-bones industrial park near the airport. The manager was a tired-looking, slightly grumpy man with a gray mop of hair and a loosely fitting tank top. Improbably, he hired me.

“Hired” meant that I would spend a day or two riding around with a salesman, then with another, and so on, until I succeeded in selling six $40-to-$60 boxes of steak and/or seafood during a single ride-along. After that, I would be given the use of my own truck and work on pure commission.

Continue reading here.

As mentioned previously, you should definitely be reading Sharpe’s Very Short Stories R Us.

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And of course: To read all of the extraordinary stories about ordinary things that Sharpe and 99 other great writers created as part of the Significant Objects project, pick up our book, on Amazon or from your favorite bookseller.

unconsumption:

Pay phone booth repurposed as a tiny library — a “take a book, leave a book” little free library. 
I LOVE THIS — a creative reuse and community win!
This micro-library sits in Houston, Texas, outside local coffee house Black Hole — with a laundromat next door — near the University of St. Thomas and Houston’s Museum District.
(photo by me, Houston-based Unconsumptioneer, mollyblock) 
Earlier Unconsumption posts on creative new uses for pay phones and phone booths can be found here, and library-related items here. 

unconsumption:

Pay phone booth repurposed as a tiny library — a “take a book, leave a book” little free library. 

I LOVE THIS — a creative reuse and community win!

This micro-library sits in Houston, Texas, outside local coffee house Black Hole — with a laundromat next door — near the University of St. Thomas and Houston’s Museum District.

(photo by me, Houston-based Unconsumptioneer, mollyblock

Earlier Unconsumption posts on creative new uses for pay phones and phone booths can be found here, and library-related items here

Tags: Libraries


There’s no denying that typerwriters were (and are!) fantastically complex and beautiful pieces of machinery. They’re also noisy, expensive, and a pain to use. With Pop Chart’s Visual Compendium of Typewriters though, you can have the best of both worlds: antique art and a backspace key.

 (via Silently Celebrate Typewriters With This Illustrated Army of Classics)

There’s no denying that typerwriters were (and are!) fantastically complex and beautiful pieces of machinery. They’re also noisy, expensive, and a pain to use. With Pop Chart’s Visual Compendium of Typewriters though, you can have the best of both worlds: antique art and a backspace key.

 (via Silently Celebrate Typewriters With This Illustrated Army of Classics)

Tags: typewriters

procrastinaut:


Ah, now, who couldn’t find a use for a Clothespin Clip Light? Open the clip and you’ll find an on/off switch as well as a place for two replaceable CR2032 batteries. Clip it on a book, magazine, your clothes, or wherever else you’d like- you’ll have a little beam of light for illumination.

Okay, okay, I want it.
(via Clothespin Clip Light — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design)

procrastinaut:

Ah, now, who couldn’t find a use for a Clothespin Clip Light? Open the clip and you’ll find an on/off switch as well as a place for two replaceable CR2032 batteries. Clip it on a book, magazine, your clothes, or wherever else you’d like- you’ll have a little beam of light for illumination.

Okay, okay, I want it.

(via Clothespin Clip Light — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design)

Tags: Design Reading