We had an important day

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The Mini Book of Life’s Major Events by artist Evan Lorenzen

360

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Amazing 360 degree storybooks by Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono who has designed a fantastic series of 40-page books that fan out into 360-degree carousels, each page laser-cut and bound from Yusuke’s digital design.

We read

Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts book holder storage (3) Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal ArtsCool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts

Cool, arty and fun metal bookends made in black steel by Knob Creek Metal Arts / find them on etsy

 

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Inside Out

The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls.The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls.

The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the ‘1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces’ exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. / photographs by Pasi Aalto

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We do some bookkeeping

he Book Vase by YOY Design Studio - a house planter camouflaged as a book...the vase can be opened up to reveal the dirt inside and when closed can be inserted amongst the rest of your books to save desk space. he Book Vase by YOY Design Studio - a house planter camouflaged as a book...the vase can be opened up to reveal the dirt inside and when closed can be inserted amongst the rest of your books to save desk space. he Book Vase by YOY Design Studio - a house planter camouflaged as a book...the vase can be opened up to reveal the dirt inside and when closed can be inserted amongst the rest of your books to save desk space.

The Book Vase by YOY Design Studio – a house planter camouflaged as a book…the vase can be opened up to reveal the dirt inside and when closed can be inserted amongst the rest of your books to save desk space. (via colossal)

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We slide

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Wooden Slide built into a small stepped home library in the ‘Panorama House, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea designed by architect Moon Hoon

A statement by the architect:

The basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site prompted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more…
The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalized almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slice space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase…An action filled playful house for all ages…

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We read between the lines

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‘Between the Lines’ – artwork by Ariana Boussard-Reifel. Words from the artist:

Between the Lines was completed in 2007. It is a white supremacist text that I cut every word out of. Essentially imposing the doctrine of color-based segregation on the book itself, removing all the black from the white, and rendering it meaningless as a consequence. It was part of a series that was a response to the rise in power of The World Church of the Creator, a vitriolic white supremacist group…” (via colossal)

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We teach

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The Ryotaro Shiba Memorial Museum in Higashiosaka, Japan by architect Tadao Ando / 3D Visualization by Alex Roman

 

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We nap amongst the books

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`Summer Reading` Photograph of a beautiful private library space with a tall bookshelf and ladder, featured in Covet Garden / unknown photographer

We study

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Library of the Raoul Wallenberg Institut at the University of Zurich, Switzerland by architect Santiago Calatrava / photographed by Benjamin Antony Monn

We are into it

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Photograph of a very interesting paper art sculpture presenting a face that is sculpted in the pages of a book by Unicorn diaries.

We study

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8.5 metres or 27 feet tall Bookshelf / unknown photographer

We dont disagree

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We are busy

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Photograph of  an old moleskine black leather diary, by Anne Manteleer

We stick together

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ape Town-based artist Wim Botha is originally from the suburban outer reaches of Pretoria. His work is rooted in the officious pretensions of his nation’s capital using government texts, dictionaries, and bibles to create sculptures based on popular iconography such as trophy mounts and religious icons. In most of these works, the carved text of the piece becomes the physical substance of the work, while the collective text informs the representation of the work as well as providing its social context.
The fourth and fifth photos down from the top are shots of Botha’s recent work, Fuse. which is currently part of a group show at Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town through January 14th, 2012. This piece is made of charred fire-resistant pine while all the other sculptures in this post are made of carved texts.

Sculpture Made from Carved Texts by Wim Botha

 

Library Living

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Liyuan Library by Li Xiadong Atelier near Beijing, China / photographs by Li Xiaodong

We read

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Letter Sculpture

photograph by Laureano Moreno

We read

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Book & Paper Art by the Unicorn Diaries / Source