Friday, 26 July 2013

Vintage Book Bundles

Jessica of Running with Scissors has an inspiring article on making decorative coloured book bundles

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Real Book Kindle

Brian Thompson of Busted Typewriter sells these hollowed out Vintage-book Kindle-keepers!
Protects your Kindle from scratches and by disguising it, protects from theft too!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Books By the Foot

Vintage books hired out or sold for decorative puroposes by Strand, New York.  

This pic from their gallery - Oprah Magazine

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

The Speaker Book

Another one of Steve Hoefer's inventions - and he share's the secret of how it's done too! 

Steve has hidden a speaker and an amp inside a set of 3 books, cleverly disguising the source of sound.

The tutorial is on his Grathio Lab website

Friday, 12 July 2013

Book Light Tutorial

How lovely to come across a great idea for reusing vintage books in a practical and useful way.  
What's really cool is that inventor and creative problem solver, Steve Hoefer of Grathio Labs has provided an in depth tutorial on how to do it yourself!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Wim Botha at The Venice Biennale

South African Artist Wim Botha has prepared an incredible work of carved books for the Venice Biennale.  This major contemporary art fair began in 1895 and happens every other (odd-numbered) year. 
The show is open now and will run until the 24th November.
The Exhibition in the South African Pavilion is entitled Imaginary Fact and includes Wim's installation - Study for the Epic Mundane.
The books are bolted together, sculpted and suspended.
I love the different shades of white and cream, with the grey-black of the print showing through.

Find out much more info from 
The Daily Maverick,  
The Mail and Guardian,  
The Department of Arts and Culture and