Wednesday, May 6, 2015

From Plastic to Chic: Fabric Bookovers

With the new school year coming just around the corner,  you're probably busy buying your books and notebooks already.  But before you put those plastic covers on them, consider this stylish, not to mention practical, alternative to covering your books.     Booktique's Fashion Bookovers are pretty, reusable, washable, and can fit any book!     I wrote about this previously here, but now Booktique has come up with new designs. 

Some schools have actually prohibited the use of plastic covers already.  These fabric ones make a good alternative.  They're reusable so you can even transfer them from book to book and come to school with different designs everyday! Here are some of the new designs. 







They're also washable so you can keep them looking like new, unlike plastic covers which you need to replace once they've torn or worn out.  Plus they even come with their own built-in bookmarks!


Reusable Fashion Fabric Bookovers
Booktique
P295
Visit their online store here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

I Love Books Pendant and Drop Earrings


I love books and I'm proud of it!   So I say it stylishly with these pretty drop earrings from Booktique!  They're delicate and not too loud, just right for making a statement about my bookish passion!  

I Love Books Drop Earrings
P195
Booktique
Visit their online store here

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Retro Vinyl Record Bookends: Recycling with Style

If you have a flair for the vintage and the retro, these cool Vinyl Retro Bookends from Booktique are for you! 

They're vinyl records bent at the bottom to turn them into bookends!  Talk about recycling with style!



They're the perfect bookends for your music books or CD collection!




What's more, each pair comes in a matching retro style box to boot!   My book lover friends will definitely go "spinning" when they see this!



Retry Vinyl Record Bookends
P 895 per pair
Visit their online shop here

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Little Prince Le Petit Prince Wizard of Oz Pen Stand Holder

Calling all fans of The Little Prince!  Get ready to be amazed with this pretty pen holder and organizer! That's what I thought when I first saw this beautiful Little Prince Pen Stand from Booktique! 


Covered with beautiful illustrations from the book, it's a great way to organize my stuff and beautify my desk at the same time!      


 It also comes in Wizard of Oz design! 


The Little Prince / Wizard of Oz Pen Holder
P295
Booktique
Visit their online shop here

Friday, March 20, 2015

Amazing Zipper Bookmark - cool illusion!


I've seen many fancy bookmarks but nothing as CUTE as this!   The illusion effect of this ZIPPER bookmark from Booktique is amazing!


The way it works is that it actually has a bookmark underneath that inserts in your book, but outside it looks like a zipper! 




 And it comes in a variety of colors!  My favorite is orange!  What's yours?


Zipper Bookmark
P175
Visit their online shop here.  Manila, Philippines

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sonane: The Ultimate Book Stand

Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

Of all the reading accessories I've reviewed this one from Korea is by far the most ingenious.  If you're the type who uses a book stand, you want one that can hold big thick books. But the problem with those heavy duty stands is that they are not that portable.  On the other hand, handy and portable book stands are usually not strong enough to hold bulky books.   

Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

The Sonane Super Stand from Korea is the only one that can do both.  It's not just completely foldable, it is also designed also to hold books up to 3 inches thick!   It also has clips to keep the pages in place.
 
Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

It can also be adjusted to your most comfortable angle. 

Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

But the best part is that you can use the Sonane also for your other reading materials or  devices: the slim way or the wide way. 
  • Use the slim way for phablets, tablets, or small books.
  • Use the wide way for big books and textbooks.

Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

Then when you're done using it you can fold it up completely to the size of a pencil box, and slip it in your bag!  

Sonane Super Book Stand from Korea Booktique Store

It also comes in a variety of colors! 

Sonane Super Stand (Compact, Portable, Foldable) from Korea
P1299
Booktique Store
Visit their online shop here.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Coffee with my Wooden Bookstand

Foldable Wooden Bookstand Book Stand from Booktique

I've been scouting around town for the perfect wooden bookstand at a reasonable price.  I've been to several book stores and office supplies stores but only found either flimsy ones (like the one I saw at National which was made of wood similar to disposable chopsticks) or overpriced ones (like the ones I saw at Fully Booked which was P1,500, imported.)  

So I was really happy to discover this elegant locally-made bookstand.  Priced at only P395,  it's made of thick, good quality wood, sanded to a really smooth finish, and varnished with an elegant gloss.

What's more, I can adjust it up or down to find my most comfortable reading angle.

Foldable Wooden Bookstand Book Stand from Booktique
        
It's also really sturdy it can hold thick books with no problem at all. 

Foldable Wooden Bookstand Book Stand from Booktique
 
But the best part is that I can also fold it up and slip it in my bag in case I want to read at Starbucks or somewhere else. 


Foldable Wooden Bookstand Book Stand from Booktique



Foldable Wooden Bookstand
P395
Booktique Store
Visit their online shop here.