This ingeniously simple idea takes its cues from the way we sometimes hold books: arm behind, fingers curled over the top to keep the pages open. It was thought up by Clara, the driving force behind Bloomize, and went through several levels of refinement before reaching its final iteration.

The first version of the unique book stand was made from a flexible foam-wrapped wire hair curler. While the method worked well enough, the intrepid tinkerer continued exploring other options. A large, rigid twist tie (like the kind used to hold cables or cords together) and a piece of craft wire were also effective for holding a book open.

While Clara chose to use a fabric-covered twist tie for the final product, creative people replicating the idea on their own might find that some other material is more suitable – the important part is easing the annoying problem of constantly-shifting pages.