We’ve talked about furniture made of books here before, but Big Cozy Books takes things to a whole other level. Designer Erik Olofson creates upholstered furniture pieces that look like giant books. The company offers loveseats, benches, booths, each with a specific title. They’re marketed towards schools and libraries, but if you’re [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Literary Gifts’
t’s sold under the rather prosaic name Metal Pen, but I prefer to think of it as the Perpetual Pen. Here’s the description:
In the Medieval period, artists and scribes often used a metal stylus in order to draw on a specially prepared paper surface. Generally known as Metalpoint, or Silverpoint when the stylus was [...]
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I am perpetually cold, and it’s especially a problem when I’m writing. Cold fingers are stiff fingers, and whether I’m typing or writing longhand, stiff fingers are slow. Result: typos, time wasted correcting errors, paragraphs where I have no idea what I meant to say, train of thought quickly derailed.
If your writer-friend suffers [...]
Did you encounter The Mysteries of Harris Burdick when you were a kid? If so, you probably remember Chris Van Allsburg’s eerie black-and-white illustrations and the evocative sentences—each the merest sliver of a story—that accompanied them.
When I was in fifth grade, my teacher asked us to choose a picture and write a story [...]
Maybe yesterday’s minimalist book ring wasn’t your style. Want to wear the words you love—literally? Littlefly, a UK-based jewelry company, offers these gorgeous gems by designer Jeremy May. Explains their website:
Littlefly paper jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is [...]
Jeweler Metalnat offers this minimalist interpretation of a book, in sterling silver. I love that the “pages” are open—full of possibilities:
It’s intended as a ring, but it would also be beautiful as a pendant on a chain, or as a mini-work of art on your writing desk. Actually, it reminds me of Anne [...]
For the delightfully dorky ones in your life, may we suggest these punny T-shirts from Mental Floss?
Celebrate your love of hyperbole, homonyms, punctuation, cliches, or idioms.
And for the younger set, there’s this onesie:
All shirts are available at Mental Floss. Wear. See who laughs. Find kindred (dorky) spirits.
In case you doubted it: we live in the future.
I think this dawned on me when I got a smartphone shortly after my son was born. Suddenly, despite having a babe (literally) in arms, I could still read my favorite blogs and newspapers. I could still get my email. I [...]
For the manly-man reader on your list, what about these books packaged in cigarette packs? Each is unabridged and wrapped in cellophane for… freshness. Available from Tank Books, the packs offer titles by appropriately macho authors: Tolstoy, Kipling, Conrad, Stevenson, Kafka, and, of course, Hemingway. U.S. customers can also order from Ten [...]
This T-shirt is like a book-lover’s visual quiz: it features cartoon representations of 25 famous stories. (Click the right-hand image above to view larger—how many can you name?)
It’s available in men’s, women’s, kids’, and infant sizes from Threadless. And check back here at FWR every day in December for more bookish [...]