Are you a book lover? Do you like custom pieces of jewellery or art? And do you have loads of money to spare on amazing, customised, literary goodies? If so, this is for you! For those of us without the money to spare, it’s still fun to dream.
The first item is actually something I own – my engagement ring. It was made by Zoe Pook, a jewellery designer based in Sydney, Australia, who uses Fair Trade gold and ethically sourced gems. The design of my ring is something that I spoke with Zoe about, and I’d decided on the sapphire, bezel setting, white gold, 2mm band, and hammered finish. After that initial meeting, I knew nothing else about the ring until my fiance handed it to me, and he still managed to surprise me: the setting in which the sapphire sits is shaped like an open book.
Continuing with the wedding theme, my husband and I gave our wedding party custom book safes. The first time I’d heard of such things was when I read about Claudia from the Baby-Sitters Club using a ‘hollow book’ to hide chocolates. These ones by SecretStorageBooks made excellent presents:
For those of you who want a different kind of literary print, a custom print using your thumb print pattern and favourite book titles:
Someone with a significant birthday coming up? You could buy them a custom New York Times birthday book. This book is made up of New York Times front pages for every year since their birth.
And something that is a bit more affordable but no less awesome: a personalised library card print that tells the story of your own happily ever after.