Omoshiro Block – Hidden Objects Inside Paper Memo Pads

The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as ‘fun block’) utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just a seemingly normal square cube of paper note cards. But as the note cards get used, an object begins to appear. And you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of cards to fully excavate the hidden object. Produced by Japanese company Triad, whose main line of business is producing architectural models, the Omoshiro Blocks feature various notable architectural sites in Japan like Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera Temple, Tokyo’s Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Tower. The blocks are composed of over 100 sheets of paper and each sheet is different from the next in the same way that individual moments stack up together to form a memory. But despite the declining cost of laser-cutting technology, the Omoshiro Blocks are still quite expensive and range from around 4000 yen to 10,000 yen, depending on their size. Getting your hands on one will also be tricky for the time being as they’re currently only available at the Tokyu Hands Osaka location. But you can keep up with updates from the company by following them on Instagram.

Mille Cuirs Handcrafted Monster Book

If you appreciate impeccable hand craftsmanship and an eye for monstrous detail you’ll be amazed by this Monster Book from Canadian artist, Mille Cuirs. These leather grimoire blank books from Mille Cuirs are a real sight to behold and it’s hard not to be impressed with the painstaking detail which has gone into their creation. The monstrous designs are perfectly suited to the workspaces of those with a penchant for horror of those looking to document their musings in a book that looks quite unlike anything else out on the market. The Mille Cuirs Monster Book is a handmade item which has been put together from leather, paper, PVA glue, cardboard, glass eyes, thread and, if Cuirs is to be believed, damned souls. The visual impact of this spectacular creation is second to none and there are sure to be plenty of horror movie fans out there who will be able to find a spot for this top notch creation on their desks or throughout their home. The similar book covers creates Aniko Kolesnikova but not so scary.

10 Most Creative and Unusual Journals That Will Surprise You

A personal journal is a part of you and your life, whether it’s a business diary or a record to dump your day to day events. To take this special relationship with your journal to the next level, there are a wide range of unique and exceptionally made notebooks that can reflect your particular personality. Whether you need to write about your experiences, draw artistic designs, or vent out your frustrations, you need to have your own personal space. To get your creative juices flowing, we have compiled a list of exclusive notebooks that you just can’t hope to miss out on.

Creative Woodpecker Notebooks

Today we want to show you collection of creative notebooks by Tale Co. Ltd.. They decided to bring back the look of trees since paper, is in fact, made from trees. Their notebook collection Woodpecker contains five tree versions and features textured bark covers that have a wooden texture you can feel. The pages have the grain and knots of that particular tree species. The notebooks are made from FSC-certified wood and 30% recycled paper pulp. You can choose Oriental white oak, Pine, Ginkgo, Platanus, or White birch notebook.

3D Armed Notebooks

Show everyone that your notes are dangerous with these nonstandard notebooks. The Black Notebook Series consists of 3 cool armed notebooks featuring 3D weapons molded on the cover and unique pages in between. "Here, weapons which may typically be viewed as symbols of violence are converted to tools for peace. Our creativity and knowledge expressed through words and sketches are the best means to get our points across, not through force and/or violence – a strong message conveyed by the designer."

Elegant Valentine Notebook from CreativeDNAaustria

Valentine Notebook is a concept created by designers from CreativeDNAaustria. The prototype of this luxury notebook is elegant compact typewriter Vilentine invented and designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King in 1969. Notebook looks exactly like the legendary typewriter and instead of paper sheet there is a flexible display. Interesting and elegant concept!

Extraordinary CV of Patrycja Zywert

Have you ever seen a beautiful and original CV of graphic designer? Usually it is ordinary documents. But the portfolio of Patrycja Zywert from UK is really something extraordinary and stylish. In her book she has collected examples of her works: typography, especially letterpress and hand lettering and packaging design. A CV comes in a hand made envelope. We hope that this unconventional way will bear fruit and design studios will notice the talented designer as we did.

Words Create Worlds

Czech bookstore Anagram has a slogan – words create worlds. Pretty short slogan but with deep sense. This slogan was used for advertising company created by advertising agensy Kaspen. Every picture is fully consistent with slogan and force you to carefully look at it. Professional work!

Amazing Book Art of Robert The

They’re still books – only a bit changed. All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they’re books. American artist and a mathematician with a strange name, Robert The makes bizarre creations from books for many years. His art works are stored in many private collections and are exhibited in modern museums. These quite unusual and creative creations will surely find its place in modern art.

Hilaroius Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm

This creative book was created for diploma project by illustrator from Germany Andreas Krapf. It contains 17 of the most famous fairy tales by the brothers Grimm but in a bit cruel version than we know today. Hilarious combination of humorous and colorful illustrations with the well-known tales makes this book fantastic!

Stylish Thread Magazine

Today we want to show you very stylish magazine about costume design Thread Magazine. Design concept was created by graphic designer John Nguyen from United States. This magazine highlights the best costume designs in television and film. And it looks appropriately to its purpose. How do you think?

GQ Natural Selection Laptops

To find laptop with some specific features people usually check laptop reviews but sometimes the main feature they need is its appearance. Toshiba and GQ Magazine has released a new series of limited-edition custom designed laptops “GQ Natural Selection”. To create creative design of these laptops were invited four celebrities: the legend of Aerosmith Joe Perry, the player of American football team Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward and famous actors Ryan Wilson and Omar Epps. All stars worked on how should look corpus of laptop models Toshiba 505 A, P, M and series Qosmio X. Each received design reflects their lifestyles and personalities. These unique collector’s items will be auctioned off on eBay and as mentioned on Toshiba website auction starts today. So hurry up…

Christmas Notebook

Graphic designer from Istanbul, Turkey Örgüt Çaylı developed a concept of stylish design for notebook. The main feature of this notebook is graphic illustrations of animals and birds created in unusual style and painted with various shades of red colour. Along with notebook comes a bright gift box. Such decoration transforms ordinary notebook into original and unique Christmas gift. Also this artwork called “Blank Handbook” got silver award on European Design Awards 2009.


This book was created by Michael Murdock. As he said on his blog he likes drawing chaotic things and making them look nice. These drawings look like a creation of very talanted high school kid done during a boring lessons. That’s why they are interesting!