The most interesting products of the future will use the skills of the past and make them relevant to the world that we live in today. The DODOcase (a protective case for your iPad and Kindle) does this well.
It uses techniques developed hundreds of years ago by the bookmakers of San Francisco and combines them with an idea and some understated design, that makes it sought after today.
The DODOcase philosophy is simple enough: manufacture things locally and help keep the art of book binding alive and well by adapting it to a world of e-readers and iPads.
Sounds like a good bunch of people. Bet they ride nice bikes too.
Made In San Francisco