Two products – and one Kickstarter prototype – that put wood to ingenious use as an iPad stand, an iPhone case and a notebook (the kind with sheets of paper).
1. Brazil’s Casco is making thoughtful accessories of out bamboo. The 1.5-millimetre-thick Boocase is made of bamboo sheets held together with biodegradable glue. The handmade accessories fit over an iPhone 4 or 4S. They come in a selection of embossed patterns, but can also be customized.
2. This iPad stand by Dutch studio Oooms provides adjustability so that you can prop up your tablet on various surfaces – from couch to kitchen counter. Made of FSC-certified Meranti wood, the piece offers four landscape and portrait viewing angles; tiny magnets keep it folded flat for travel.
3. Designed by Beehive, of Sydney, Australia, the Panda Pad is currently collecting pledges on Kickstarter (it’s already earned more than four times its $5,000 goal). The notebook has a cover handmade from a sheet of bamboo laser-engraved with its owner’s name. But if you ever want to replace it, you can send it back to Beehive, which will recycle it.