A cup of chamomile tea, a good book.. and a sharp knife?
This book was on its way to the garbage, but being the scrap-rat that I am, I decided to put it to good use. Also because of my scrap-rattiness, there are many little knick knacks floating around my desk, so I made a box out of the middle pages to contain some of them. This book box mechanism usually makes a cameo in made for TV murder mysteries, living in ornate studies, concealing a weapon or holding the key to a secret door. You can also find them in my favorite mid-80's song's equally mysterious music video (performed by Spanish hit machine Miguel Bosé):
For now, mine is holding a paltry iPod and butterfly pin- I'm living life on the edge, aren't I? But later, I will fill it (and other pretty books) with more of my priceless possessions.
Now I just have to make another book box for this junk: