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 ...

Via [Core77]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.