Now you can get your analog and digital mojo on at the same time. There is still something about an old fashioned analog notebook that is inspiring. It’s so simple, with its pages and lead pencil. However, wouldn’t it be neat to update it a little with an homage to our smartphones? After all, the smartphone and tablet are arguably the digital devices that have come to replace those analog notebooks.
This notebook design with a carved out section for a smartphone attempts to combine them both, and it does so beautifully. It’s just the right mix of analog and digital inspiration. The neat part is, when you close the book, you can’t tell there is a section dedicated for a smartphone. It looks like an ordinary notebook from the outside. This little notebook is called “phone+book” (why do some of the best designs have the worst names?), and it was created by a Taiwanese design firm named kbme2.
Another neat feature of this notebook is that the pencil can be used for both your analog and digital designs. On one end it’s a pencil, but turn it the other way, and you can scroll through your phone. Obviously having this notebook would be a sly way to sneak your phone into a meeting or conference. That way, you could open the book and read text messages and tweet without the people around you being suspicious. They would just think you were looking at the pages of your notebook.
But the creativity here goes beyond being sneaky. There is something about combining the old with the new that is really appealing about this design. Apparently you can buy this by clicking over to the designer’s website (linked above), but I was unable to locate the cost. So now the question is, when you get a new idea, will you open your notebook and write it, or open your notebook and record it on your phone? Now you can do either one.
Let Your Analog And Digital Creativity Flow
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