Unfortunately, there's a lot of cool stuff that's now extinct, like dinosaurs, and the people who re-created dinosaurs to make a game park, then thought it was a good idea to hire Newman. Making sure book-binding doesn't join the ranks of the no-longer-existing, DODOcase.
Started by a quartet of self-proclaimed bibliophiles who grew up together, SF-based DODOcase handcrafts iPad holders that look n' feel like real-life hardbacks thanks to the handy-work of a traditional book-binding technician who's been making readables in San Francisco since the 1950s, back when men were men, and women still hadn't been given the right to read. The case features a high-quality cardboard that's wrapped in slick Moroccan cloth, pressed, and weighted down overnight (just like a real book!), before having one of 12 just-now-available colored liners added to the interior along with a sign-able book plate that reads Ex Libris, Latin for "from the books", but Pig Latin for something way funnier. The iPad itself is held in a hand-carved bamboo tray finished by the book-binder that features slots notched for ports and buttons, which you'll need at least 15 of in order to show your face in a Chotchkie's.
There's also a Kindle cover in the works that should be dropping this month -- so even if it's sunny, you can stay outside reading, totally en-raptor-ed.
Published: October 11, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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