As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
Pablo Neruda (via larmoyante)

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fuckyeahbookarts:

DIY Printable Bookplates (By Amy Merrick)

Bookplates are a charming throwback that serve a very practical purpose, saying “Give me my darn book back, already!” so you don’t have to. I scoured my favorite collections of antique (copyright free) images and designed several bookplate templates for you to download and create your own bookplates with. 

unconsumption:

Books = headboard
To make the headboard pictured: Kassandra of the Design Every Day blog nailed 27 books found at thrift stores (including books printed in languages she didn’t understand) onto two pieces of wood. Kassandra provides how-to info here.
In case you missed it: Our post about making a headboard from book covers. 
Find other uses for books that are past their reading prime here.  
Caveat about using books as raw material: here.

unconsumption:

Books = headboard

To make the headboard pictured: Kassandra of the Design Every Day blog nailed 27 books found at thrift stores (including books printed in languages she didn’t understand) onto two pieces of wood. Kassandra provides how-to info here.

In case you missed it: Our post about making a headboard from book covers

Find other uses for books that are past their reading prime here.  

Caveat about using books as raw material: here.

totalimmortalbeloved:

5,084,000,000 people. 5,360 pages. 3,700 years. 243 countries. 7 books. 1 shelf.

For the first time, the world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated.

by Mike & Maaike.

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bookbarbie:

I’m getting really tired of seeing DIY projects like this. Really? It’s like “I want people to think I read but really, I just want to put more crap in here so I’ll destroy some books so people think I’m smarter.” Really? I just cannot believe this is a thing.  
/end rant

bookbarbie:

I’m getting really tired of seeing DIY projects like this. Really? It’s like “I want people to think I read but really, I just want to put more crap in here so I’ll destroy some books so people think I’m smarter.” 

Really? I just cannot believe this is a thing.  

/end rant

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Living is a horizontal fall.
Jean Cocteau (via ruineshumaines)

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unconsumption:

Final post (for today!) on reusing books:
The retailer Anthropologie (previously here), known for its wildly creative window displays, put dozens of altered books to use in this store display.
If you’d like to try your hand at making folded-page objects*, check out patterns — hearts! skulls! Christmas trees! — featured on the Rhymes With Magic blog here.
Also, this Sutherland Library video provides simple folding instructions.


(Photos: Top, via Apartment Therapy; center, Rhymes With Magic blog; bottom, Apartment Therapy. Book-folding links spotted previously on Candoodles blog.)
*Note: Unconsumption caveat on using books as raw material.

unconsumption:

Final post (for today!) on reusing books:

The retailer Anthropologie (previously here), known for its wildly creative window displays, put dozens of altered books to use in this store display.

If you’d like to try your hand at making folded-page objects*, check out patterns — hearts! skulls! Christmas trees! — featured on the Rhymes With Magic blog here.

Also, this Sutherland Library video provides simple folding instructions.

(Photos: Top, via Apartment Therapy; center, Rhymes With Magic blog; bottom, Apartment Therapy. Book-folding links spotted previously on Candoodles blog.)

*Note: Unconsumption caveat on using books as raw material.

unconsumption:

We’re fans of free book exchanges, like the Little Free Libraries; the now-defunct-phone-booths-turned-mini-libraries (here, here, here, here, and here); shelves in London Tube and train stations and in airports that enable travelers to swap books; former newspaper racks; and a 1979 Ford transformed into a bookmobile from which free books are distributed in Buenos Aires, among others, that spring up in public spaces. 
(We’re also fond of more traditional libraries that are housed in non-traditional settings like repurposed old buses and historic barns and churches.)
And now in Paris, there’s this communal book exchange sitting atop a tree cage: 

Strasbourg-based street artist Florian Rivière is back with a new, neat urban intervention! Last weekend, Rivière installed a little library on a sidewalk near Gare du Nord … .

I don’t know if that’s a pallet or a crate (or both), but I like it!
See a couple of Riviere’s other urban interventions, a.k.a., “hacktions,” here.
(via Urban Hacktivist Launches Street Library — The Pop-Up City)

unconsumption:

We’re fans of free book exchanges, like the Little Free Libraries; the now-defunct-phone-booths-turned-mini-libraries (here, here, here, here, and here); shelves in London Tube and train stations and in airports that enable travelers to swap books; former newspaper racks; and a 1979 Ford transformed into a bookmobile from which free books are distributed in Buenos Aires, among others, that spring up in public spaces. 

(We’re also fond of more traditional libraries that are housed in non-traditional settings like repurposed old buses and historic barns and churches.)

And now in Paris, there’s this communal book exchange sitting atop a tree cage: 

Strasbourg-based street artist Florian Rivière is back with a new, neat urban intervention! Last weekend, Rivière installed a little library on a sidewalk near Gare du Nord … .

I don’t know if that’s a pallet or a crate (or both), but I like it!

See a couple of Riviere’s other urban interventions, a.k.a., “hacktions,” here.

(via Urban Hacktivist Launches Street Library — The Pop-Up City)

theoryintransit:

Book Of Life by David Krakov

theoryintransit:

Book Of Life by David Krakov

bookoasis:

Uses for repurposed library card catalogs.

Photo 1: Rosenatti Photo 2: designsponge.com Photo 3: smallnotebook.org Photo 4:yourphantomlimb.com Photo 5: Tanna Clark Photo 6: apartmenttherapy.com

(via bookoasis-deactivated20120227)

Created this weekend over the course of six hours as part of Longshot magazine’s Debt issue, “Circles of Influence” is a chart of artistic, scientific, and philosophical debts through time. It’s also very pretty and something we’d like to hang on our wall. 
Listen to a Longshot Radio interview about the making of this chart with Michelle Legro of Lapham’s Quarterly, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. 
UPDATE: You can now buy this as a print from Etsy!

Created this weekend over the course of six hours as part of Longshot magazine’s Debt issue, “Circles of Influence” is a chart of artistic, scientific, and philosophical debts through time. It’s also very pretty and something we’d like to hang on our wall. 

Listen to a Longshot Radio interview about the making of this chart with Michelle Legro of Lapham’s Quarterly, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. 

UPDATE: You can now buy this as a print from Etsy!

(Source: laphamsquarterly, via belland)