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Little Printer Turns Your Digital Life Into A Mini-Newspaper

BERG Cloud Little Printer

The Little Printer from BERG Cloud is a compact, inkless, thermal printer that uses wi-fi to connect to the web and print out a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper based on subscriptions that you set up using your smartphone.

When you’re ready, just hit the print button, tear off the latest ‘issue’ and take it with you, giving you information on the go and turning your digital life into an analog journal.

Check out the demo video below for a preview:

The device won’t be ready until 2012, but you can give them your email on the BERG Cloud site to get notified of when they’re ready to ship.

[BERG Cloud – Little Printer]

…It’s Things Thursday: DODOcase?

DODOcase

The limited edition DODOcase is a beautiful, hand made iPad case that is designed to protect it from extinction.

Inspired by Moleskine journals and made by hand in San Francisco using traditional book binding techniques, the case blends the traditional feel of a book with the technological power of the iPad. With an interior made from bamboo and a faux leather cover, it’s also environmentally friendly, so you can rest easy if that’s a check box in your buying decision.

Lastly, the cover is designed to be folded back so you can stand your iPad, and an elastic strap keeps the cover tight when you’re on the go.

If the Apple case isn’t doing it for you, and you want to make sure your iPad stands out from the crowd, then definitely give the DODOcase a look, because there’s really just nothing like it that’s alive today.

[DODOcase]

…You should read 1000 Journals?

1000 Journals Cover

I was going to make this my Things Thursday post, but I think it’s so cool, I don’t want to wait. The 1000 Journals Project now includes an amazing book that documents many of the best contributions. The project, put on by Someguy (that’s his artist name), involved the release of 1000 blank journals into the wild, covered with just an artistic drawing and instructions to add anything that the current owner felt was addable. The journals were then passed on and around, gifted or left, and continued on to new places and new people.

1000 Journals Inside

In the spirit of artistic freedom, anything can be added, which means that the content is as varied as the people who have contributed, though this is what adds to the project’s charm. Just as an example of what you can expect, the journals have “been the subject of treasure hunts (#354), brought to remote mountaintops (#323), abandoned at airports (#001), left in the lost-and-found (#300), and stolen at gunpoint (#949)”. It’s an ongoing affair, so many of the journals continue to float around even today, but if the artist can get enough of them together, he plans on putting together a traveling exhibit to show off the work.

Also be sure to check out the movie, 1000 Journals, that is documenting the journals’ travels and the effect they have had on peoples’ lives (and the effect people have had on the journals’ lives).

[1000 Journals]

[1000 Journals Movie]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Books make great gifts?

Hollow Book Gift

Mark Lowrie has a great idea for that homemade gift giving type person. He uses hollowed out books that he fills with interesting contents such as The Vice Control book, filled with vices; or the vintage pulp book filled with journals and writing supplies. Hollow out a copy of the Kama Sutra, fill it with appropriate supplies, and you’ve got yourself one creative and original V Day gift. Plus, the surprise of opening a gift to find a book but then opening the book to find a gift would definitely be the best part of giving something like this.

[Flickr – Hollow Books]

[Via: Boing Boing]