Monthly Archives: June 2010

Design magazine that comes with a soundtrack

If you are the type who likes to heighten your audio senses while reading by listening to music AND enjoy beautiful, inspirational, nice-to-touch magazines, then have an experiment with Underscore- a magazine tribute to quality things of life.  Why so? Because through their website, you can download the magazine soundtrack, dedicated for each chapters.

Even more, the magazine itself is a beautiful work of art, printed on 100gsm Munken Print Cream, encased in 350gsm cardboard envelope AND comes with a pencil made of raw sandalwood.

underscore magazine

underscore music guide

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how to stack your hardcovers into… a table!

Now, if you struggle with where to store your not-so-wanted-to-read-again hardcovers, here’s a brilliant idea you can try from Melbourne bookshop, Brunswick Bound. This book counter is designed by architect Christie Petsinis. Now, it seems difficult and easy to make at the same time. I guess now the challenge is to find equally sized hardcovers and start building the foundation!

book table

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Most popular bookcase system

At first glance this bookcase seems like an ordinary bookcase that you often finds everywhere. But actually, this style of bookcase first created by Mogens Koch Bookcase System 1928 by Rud Rasmussen’s Joineries in Copenhagen. This modular bookcase system has been done by the company for 75 years, available in mahogany, oak or European cherrywood. It is claimed as the most copied bookcase system in the world, thanks to its simple and elegant lines. It is the Levi’s of all bookcases!

Mogens Koch bookcase system

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A book-theme hotel, yes it does exist!

Now, this is a kind of sanctuary for book lovers : a book -themed hotel in East Berlin named Michelberger Hotel. And what’s even better is that it’s a budget hotel! Which means you don’t have to spend a fortunate to visit AND stay here! They don’t call this ‘book hotel’ for nothing: The evident is apparent throughout the whimsical furniture: the lampshades which are made from 1960s & 70s German travel books, full-covered magazine on the bedroom walls, and practically, almost on any corner imaginable. Now my concern is, will I ever be able to leave the hotel if it covers from floor to ceiling with books like this?

bedroom

lounge

Michelberger Hotel
Warschauer Straße 39/40 10243 Berlin

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Label printer that prints English and Japanese fonts

The Tepra Pro is indeed a tool of the modern age, it’s a digital printer that will write multifront labels in Japanese and English with aesthetically pleasing cube opening up to reveal an LCD screen and tiny keyboard to write your message and an amazing array of colored labels to print on. The Tepra Pro series includes two models: the self-contained SR600 label writer (available in white or red) at ¥24,000. Now you can personally adorn your folders with Japanese fonts without having to open a dictionary.

Tepra Label Printer

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A coffee table that eats my paper

Papervore coffee table is what a smart girl needs to keep her place clutter free. Especially one who constantly have papers scattered around and not having enough litter bins! This paper shredder-plus-coffee table cleverly ‘eats’ all my junk papers while I’m watching TV… just need to be sure that I don’t shred the wrong document!

papervore coffeetable

Powdercoated bent aluminum with mahogany and oak shelf, removable acrylic box. Inquire for custom colors.

31”w x 16”d x 16”h

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Mobile office solution

I think this compact and modern workstation by Four Design Denmark might be the answer to my needs. I don’t have enough room in the house to create my own home office, therefore this mobile desk (and chair!) can be easily transferred from one room to another. When everybody’s sleeping I can move it to the living room to continue my writing, but when it gets too crowded I can easily move to my room. Isn’t it brilliant? This ergonomic workstation comes in white and black color and I especially love the smart compartment that give me space to store books, magazine and also has built-in sliding desk for laptop. The lighting is also a bonus for when I still need to write while everybody’s sleeping.

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