cool bookmark designs
cool bookmark designs
feb 23, 2009

cool bookmark designs

‘(lite)read’ LED bookmark by jessica lee and anthony lau, shortlisted entry of designboom’s competition ‘bright LED’, 2008

cool bookmark designs browsing through some incendiary literature? burning bookmark! available at perpetual kid


cool bookmark designs bookmark and / or USB stick the classic thick black frame eyeglasses were designed by willie tsang

cool bookmark designs ‘abracadabra’ bookmark by korean designers jung-hyun lee, wonsik chae and rhea jeong

it contains an air-filled chamber, half of which is flattened by the weight of a book. squeezing the exposed side inflates the concealed side lift the page just enough for your finger to slip in. via yanko

cool bookmark designs ‘help! bookmark’ by korean designers i3lab

cool bookmark designs ‘mark my time’ bookmark rubbery bookmarks that can be set to count up or down to a preset time, they’re designed to help track how long a youngster’s spent poring over the tomes. there’s also a version aimed at music students, which includes a metronome with 5 rhythms. available here. via boing boing

cool bookmark designs bookmark lamp by fulguro

cool bookmark designs photojojo has teamed up with kodak for this fun tutorial: handmade magnetic photo bookmarks, via curbly

cool bookmark designs the ‘liquid bookmark’ by kyouei co ltd from japan is hand-made by the designer. each design is a one-off. available at the designboom shop

  • I found this post very interesting and inspiring to me. It collects some of the simplest but useful bookmark designs. The designers are very thoughtful in terms of the convenience of the users. Intuition is what works there. Most of these designs effectively express their function and hint the users to grab on them. A small action from the users will easily retrieve the page where they stopped last time. The “squeeze” bookmark not only marks the page, it lifts the pages just enough for the users to put his/her fingers in between. The designer of the bookmark lamp even thought about the placement of the book when the reader is not reading it and steps away, and it’s done by simply “sticking” a branch off the stem of the lamp. The branch itself then serves as the bookmark, killing two birds with one stone. Sometimes a design doesn’t have to look really amazing for it to do its job. What really works is the idea behind it, and this has become a new design philosophy for myself.

    I myself hate reading. Long articles usually won’t get me started on reading, even if the subject is of my interest. I often scan for images. I visualize things faster than I can digest text; even a graph or chart means more than words for me. When I see a new product design, I like to look at its renderings and start guessing how it works and how a user may use it, rather than reading the long description first. So, yeah… in a way I’m lazy reading, but I’m just choosing my way to obtain information quicker based on my visual capability.

    Lok Chan says:
  • I really like the fire and the liquid, bookmarks.
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    bookworm says:
  • Way WAY cool!!!

    Ryle says:

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