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How to Hide Your Stuff in a Book

Books are great things. You can read them for fun, for knowledge, or for torture (in the form of textbooks). But now I’m going to tell you yet another way books can be used – as a secret place to hide things! I am now introducing the…

Closed hollowed out book

Book safe!

Not very imposing, is it? It’s better that way though – if you get the most boring book on your shelf nobody will ever look at it and so nobody will ever know your secret. If you want to make one there are great instructions here, so I won’t write them all out again. Once I finished them, this was the final product:

Hollowed out book

Hollowed out book

You can hide money in it (if you have any) or other small things that will fit. Put the book on your bookshelf, and nobody will ever think of looking in it!

The book safe is in here somewhere...

This would be a great cheap present to make for a kid or teenager, and also adults. What are your favorite cheap, fun projects to make?

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September 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

Mini Hardcover Book

This another mini book I made, this time with fabric and a hard cover. For the board in the cover and the flap I used pieces of a little gift box I got at a store. It had a flap with a magnet in it, so I used that part to make the book be magnetic as well. That way when you close the flap it snaps shut and stays. I also did two papercuts in the front and back.

I just followed regular bookbinding techniques to make this book, so If you want to make one then either buy yourself a book on bookbinding, or Google it.

 

November 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm 9 comments

Mini Beaded Leather Book

After going to a small handmade craft store, I got some ideas of things to make at home. They had a $20 leather necklace with a small leather book on it. I thought that I could make it for at least $15 cheaper so I made the book a few days later. Here are some pics of the finished result, and keep reading for basic instruction on how to make it.



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November 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment


UPDATE: Moved

On Originalities you will find my old art. I have now moved to a new personal site. Please visit the link below for my current writing:

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Overcast days make for the best pictures Eternal God Met two cool people and was a guest on the @womenintechshow podcast!
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Listen to the episode on my blog byhananiah.com (link in bio). What fun it is to sit down and sketch the first draft of a new app mockup.
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This how I design an app or software feature:
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1. Recieve a brain dump from the person who has the concept. Scribble these thoughts down in bullet point format in one of my many notebooks.
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(My current notebook is red with a vintage anatomical heart, which might seem a little goth, but I just intend for it to remind me not to be an emotionless robot in life.)
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2. Sketch draft of initial app flow. I don't pay much attention to details at this point. It's intended for a high level proof of concept to make sure the features' structures I in envision in my head will work in two dimensions on the screen.
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3. Create the screens as wireframes in the computer. Polish as I go to add detail and fill in gaps from the sketches.
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4. Then I send for feedback and we iterate. This is my least favorite part, as often complicated technical questions come up I have to figure out, and I have to think at a high level of detail.
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5. I take the final wireframes and create "pixel perfect" designs with color and fonts and pretty layout in Adobe Illustrator.
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Then we're done with the mockups! Magic accomplished.
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(Please add occasional half-steps for procrastination. To rejuvenate my mind, of course. Heh. That's what I'm doing right now by making this post.) Found in the mental disorders section. Misplaced? I disagree with anyone who sees introversion as a disadvantage. Valentine's Day evening well spent learning a fitting song
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Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel Life of a User Interface Designer
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An advantage of sketching initial web mockup ideas for yourself is that you get to be very profound with your placeholder text.
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I'm a total nerd, and love to play 3d tetris while listening to books. However, I have been unable to find a modern web version of 3d tetris, and resort to playing an ancient Flash version.
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Since I am a web designer and have developer friends, we've discussed making an html5 version of 3d tetris, in addition to a mobile app that is actually playable.
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This project has yet to come to fruition, but perhaps someday. It's a high priority item on my list of ambitious personal projects.

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