Gadgets for book lovers

Dutch book art February 1, 2011

Filed under: Art,DIY — Kim @ 6:52 pm

The Dutch graphic designer Kim Eggens, is specialised in crafting beautiful blank books. She uses a variety of techniques on the covers, such as quilting and embroidery. Next to this, she often works photographs into her covers too. For the inside she makes use of different sorts of paper in different sizes. The results are beautiful blank books, perfect to be used as diary’s. (Tip: click on the photographs to see more details.) There is a webshop on her website, but there is no sign of any of the books going on sale yet.



Bookish Etsy June 6, 2009

Filed under: Art,DIY,Gifts,Jewelry — Kim @ 1:17 am

Browsing the web in hopes to find some cool bookish gadgets for you, I stumbled on the website On this website you can buy and sell things that are handmade. Of course there are people on there that make fantastic bookish things. Below I will state some of the things I found. I do not know how long the products will be on there, so do forgive me when a link dies in the future.

Take this paperweight for instance. (Click here to go to the Etsy page.) Click on ‘more’ to see more of my finds…



Origami book March 19, 2008

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,DIY — Kim @ 1:49 pm

Get a piece of square paper, loosen up your fingers and give it a go!


More book storage ideas February 17, 2008

Filed under: DIY,Furniture — Kim @ 2:49 am

The more ideas to store books the better! Recently, I wrote this post about a good place to store your books. A couple of days later, the next idea arrived in my mailbox. I absolutely love it. How fantastic that looks! Click here to find out more.

Thanks to Ellen for the link! 


Now that’s an idea! February 8, 2008

Filed under: DIY,Furniture — Kim @ 11:21 pm

We booklover’s are always complaining about a lack of space. This creative mind thought of a great solution! It is definitely something different. Click here to learn more.

Thanks to Cassandra for the link!



Handy book! January 10, 2008

Filed under: DIY,Gifts,Handy,Household — Kim @ 12:17 pm

Now this is a book that can come in handy! Actually, it looks like a book, but it is in fact a tool case. I have no idea why the makers decided to ‘hide’ the tools in a book. It seems a bit odd. On the other hand, it might be a good gift for a bibliophile husband/wive who promised to fix something. Click here to learn more.


Make a photo bookmark! January 8, 2008

Filed under: DIY,Handy — Kim @ 9:48 am

As you know, I absolutely love bookmarks. Sometimes I try to make my own. I never thought of the idea presented here. A bookmark made out of a photo of a loved one! I wonder if I can make my dog sit up long enough for me to take his picture, haha. Have fun creating this bookmark!

Thanks to Carrie for the link!