Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Italian Cross-stitcher and Paper Crafter

Vintage Birds

Nicoletta is a designer and cross-stitcher extraordinaire.  On her blog Nikys Creations, she says that it's all about Primitive cross-stitch  and more!  Well part of the more is her beautiful paper craft.

Vintage recycled paper Christmas
Christmas Inspiration
Vintage Angels
More Christmas with Niky

Vintage roses garland
Beautiful Rose Wreath
She has lots of inspiration and Christmas ideas too!  Start planning now so that you have your decorations are ready by the end of the year.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Exactly How Books Work !

Exclusive Books lovely posting on their Facebook page


Monday, 19 August 2013

Book Art by Paul Sloman

Book Art byPaul Sloman
Book Art, Paul Sloman, Gestalten

The Fox is Black have a great review of this '208-page documentation of current art, installation, and design created with and from books.' 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Jody Alexander

Some more beautiful work from Jody Alexander
Pop over to her website and see some more of her installations.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Pop over to Flash of the Hand to meet Erin Fletcher's August Artist of the Month, Jody Alexander.
I am fascinated by the different page colours of creamy white, when I stack uncovered books, and so I love what she has done with them in with her beautiful stacked Sedimentals Range.
How inspiring to hear that:
"I am 100% a hand tool gal and have no heavy equipment except an old copy press that I occasionally use as a book press.  I love my bone and teflon folders, Olfa knife and scalpel and my sewing awl, and mostly make non-adhesive bindings with exposed stitching on the spine – both contemporary and historical."

Erin is a passionate bookbinder herself, and her  insightful interview of talented Jody is well worth a read

Monday, 12 August 2013

BestBook Exhibition at Kunstbibliothek

The Kunstbibliothek is an art library in Berlin, specialising in the literature of the history of art.  Since the 2nd of August, they have been hosting an exhibition in the foyer called Bestbooks.

"The exhibition presents various artists and the differing artistic approaches that they represent in how to conceive of the artist's book as an art form in its own right. ... The chosen artists refashion, rupture, and add to the book as a medium. For them, the book acts as a container for a carefully selected succession of sheets, with each one evolving from the other" Staatliche Museen du Berlin

Some of the artists exhibiting their work include:
Lutz Fritsch
Paul Halloran
Katharina Hinsberg
Pia Niewöhner
Norbert Prangenberg
Michel Sauer

The entrance is Free and the exhibition will run until Sun 13th October. 

Here is an video about the Kunstbibliothek

Poetry in Motion

Shop Window Book Art Installation - mentioned previously on the blog here- by The Shaw Sisters and Freshly Found.  
 Read about it on the Freshly Found Blog