Coming in 2012, The Little Printer is a small taste of the future with a hint of the past. The small, smiling box wirelessly connects to the cloud and will print almost anything you like in a beautifully designed, bookmark size page.

The Little Printer is the latest creation of The BERG, a London-based design consultancy that specializes in product invention. You’ll be able to use it to print out your to-do lists, your friends Foursquare checkins, your daily calendar or a mini newspaper from your favorite news site. Launch partners for Little Printer are Arup, Foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike. ”Little Printer is more like a family member or a colleague than a tool,” writes Matt Webb of the BERG.

The Little Printer will come with an accompanying Android and iOS app, so you can configure the printer and set up printable subscriptions wirelessly. Check out what the app looks like here:

little printer 4 520x346 Meet The Little Printer: A cloud based design object that prints from your phone

The Little Printer is the first product to connect to the BERG Cloud, the company’s new cloud based technology system. “We think of it as the nervous system for connected products. Built to run at scale, BERG Cloud could as easily operate the Web-enabled signage of a city block, as the playful home electronics of the future,” writes Webb.

Watch the Little Printer’s debut video here: