Core77: Shibuya-based Naruse-Inokama Architects,
comprised of Jun Inokuma and Yuri Naruse, takes wood waste from houses
and turns that into paper. The resultant paper is then formed into a
stack of Post-It-like sticky notes that are in turn shaped like little
houses. (They’re called IE-TAGs
as "ie” is Japanese for "house.”) And as anyone who’s ever seen a thick
book loaded up with Post-It bookmarks can attest, the corners of the
Post-Its get dog-eared like nobody’s business. The resultant mess could
hardly be called aesthetically pleasing.
The house shape of NIA’s sticky notes, on the other hand, get rid of
the corners altogether. I do wonder how they’ll hold up if the book is,
say, thrown into a crowded bookbag, and I’m curious enough to try ‘em
if someone would kindly start selling these at a store near me.