Smell of Books asks, “Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?”
Their aerosol e-book enhancer claims to be the answer. Now you can read on your iPad or Kindle without missing that classic book scent you love. What a hilarious concept. The Smell of Books maker also has a New Book Smell, Classic Musty Smell, Crunchy Bacon Smell, Eau You Have Cats, and Scent of Sensibility (ha).
I’ve seen lots of vintage typewriter key products (I even posted a little while back about vintage typewriter key products on Etsy) but this is the first time I’ve seen computer keys repurposed like this. These SECCO hairbands designed by Taru Norberg (and sold by the Greener Grass Design) are made from used computer, type-writer, and cashier register keys. I’m not sure the computer keys have the same allure as the typewriter. I have to admit they look cute as a hairband, but it seems like something a only a little girl would wear, and from what I know of little girls, they would probably prefer something pink or sparkly! Apparently they have been a hit by standards though: In 2007, the Swedish National Museum included Norberg’s hairbands into their modern design collection.
I’m trying to figure out what to read. Today is a perfect day for curling up with a book — cool, overcast, and even a little drizzly. Problem is, I’m in the middle of three novels (not counting the giant stack of half-reads that are patiently waiting in book purgatory). First, Madame Bovary, which I started mostly because I felt dumb for never having read such as “classic.” I’m on page 96 of 281. Next, The History of Love, which my mom gave me and I am enjoying already, even just being on page 51 of 252. Thirdly, Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, which I got for a buck at a big book fair at Fort Mason, and for that reason didn’t feel bad about taking it to read in the bath. I’m only on 48 of 419 on that one…yikes that’s longer than I thought.