March 15, 2011
A lenticular bookmark showing flamingos, from the USA :
Flamingos are gregarious wading birds. There are four flamingo species in the Americas, two species in the Old World and one in Wales.
Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood. Some suggest that the flamingo has the ability to have half of its body go into a state of sleep, and when one side is rested, the flamingo will swap legs and then let the other half sleep. Recent research has indicated that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat.
Thanks to my uncle for this bookmark.
November 28, 2010
October 16, 2010
This is a lenticular bookmark from the USA, showing an eagle:
The modern English name of this bird is derived from the Latin term aquila. This word may derive from aquilus, meaning dark-colored, swarthy, or blackish, as a description of the plumage.
Eagles are different from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beakeagles. They have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. Eagles build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs.
June 6, 2010
A double-sided bookmark from the Museum of Modem Art, in New York City:
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum’s collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.
March 19, 2010
This one actually belongs to my brother, it’s a very peculiar bookmark, made from a computer’s motherboard:
A motherboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system, while providing connectors for other peripherals. The motherboard is sometimes alternatively known as the main board, system board, or, on Apple computers, the logic board. It is also sometimes casually shortened to mobo.