I have been in love with this project since I first saw it on Design*Sponge a year ago. My traveling has increased a lot since then, and my goal is to complete this project before December 1, 2012 (that is when I depart for the Netherlands).
To save clicking, the project can be summed up by this opening quote from creator Kate Pruitt:
Rather than spend another plane trip rummaging through my catch-all carry-on bag searching for my headphones, bumping my head on the seat in front of me every time, I decided to make a small tech-accessory organizer using elastic ribbon and an old vintage book cover.At work I kept my eyes open for the perfect book I could transform (deface, desecrate, etc.) We see lots of duplicate and unwanted books come and go, and it being an art library I thought I would eventually find the "perfect" book, but either the books were too big or too small, too grimy or not interesting enough and I couldn't commit. I then turned my attention to my own collection. I was moving and needed to cull my books anyway. I found two prime candidates: a book of Dashiell Hammett short stories and an old biology book.
I was drawn to the simplicity and the title of the first book, but the second one...look at that adorable little lizard on the cover.
Not pictured is a single volume of the 1960 edition of The Chambers Encyclopedia (SYG-TUA I believe) that I got from our library's discard sale and left at my desk. It is red with gold and is quite snazzy save for the call number written in white permanent marker on the spine.