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IE-TAGs: Home is where the sticky note is
Ideal for marking your favorite green architecture and design books, IE-TAGs are house-shaped Post-its made from waste wood salvaged from homes.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Although I’m not a big user of Post-its (nor did I invent
them), I’m totally behind this clever sticky note concept out of Japan: IE-TAGs
As you can see, a stack of IE-TAGs is house-shaped — makes sense given that “ie” is Japanese for house and that an architecture firm, Naruse-Inokama Architects, is behind the design. But what really gets me excited is that the notes themselves are made from paper that originated as waste wood salvaged from homes — useful little houses made from big houses. Love it.
The folks over at Core77
are fans of the corner-less, house-shaped design of IE-TAGS since they aren’t as likely to lead to an aesthetically unpleasing, dog-eared mess. I’m going to keep on, ahem, sticking to my virtual Post-it
system for the time being. However, if these super smart sticky notes ever make their way to U.S. retailers, they’ll probably find a brand new home on my desk. Now I just need that Book Rest Lamp
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