Fans of the Final Fantasy series will recognize this blue box right away. I know that it is burned into my subconscious thanks to many hours of playing. It is that box that asks whether you’d like to save your progress or not.
Like many of us, Terry Burton and Jinna Kim find themselves witnessing – and contributing to – the slow but inevitable death of paper books. The husband and wife team decided to make a functional artwork that bridges the gap between eBooks and their ancestors.
Sometimes, bookmarking a website just isn’t enough. A permanent copy is different from a physical copy, so printing the page just isn’t the same as actually saving it. Of course, you could also choose to save the entire page with all the elements on your computer, but if you plan to do that with a lot of pages, then that could turn into a confusing mess of files and folders pretty quickly.
It’s dangerous to read! Take this!
It was designed by Oily Moss for Urban Outfitters, although I’m not sure if it’s a real product already. Also, I think it would make more sense if it said, “Save Complete” instead.
This simple concept design for a bookmark is absolutely brilliant – both figuratively and literally.
Designer Valentina Trimani’s Lightleafs light-up bookmark would use a bright OLED light source, and not only would mark your pages, but provide sufficient illumination to read in bed with the lights off.
I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this.
Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD) if you manage to snag it before someone else does.
While everyone is all abuzz about the new Kindle 2 Wireless E-Book Reader, we at Technabob still like to occasionally crack open an old-fangled hardcover or paperback. At least we now have a nice way to keep track of what page we left off on.