Beautiful Landscape Sculptures is a creative series by British artist Kyle Kirkpatrick. The fictional landscapes take root in a very fertile medium: books. The tiny dioramas have their topographies and landscapes carved out of books, creating a wondrous world that lets viewers imagine the landscape, fictional as it may be.
A creation of Sean Ohlenkamp, The Joy of Books is a painstakingly made animation that shows books coming alive at night and enjoying their life in a book store.
The world of books can be so very intoxicating; and this can be true even for someone who doesn’t quite appreciate the joy of reading. The good folks at Bender Bound decided to find some “practical use” for books just sitting on shelves gathering dust, and came up with these gems.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
When things just aren’t going your way, we recommend making a list. You never know when the opportunity to get back at people presents itself. Yeah, f*ck love, send forgiveness to the bin, be vengeful.
Classic literature meets style in these tees printed with cover art of classic books. Available at Out of Print.
Good Ideas Glow in the Dark by Croatian designers Bruketa&Žinić is a book that gives up its secrets only in the dark. When the light is turned off, words on the spine and cover of the book reveal themselves and glow. We suspect the creatively designed book is a trap to dupe people into reading the annual report for investment company Adris. Because lets be honest, no one wants to read something like an annual report.
The modern world doesn’t quite appreciate poetry like it is meant to be. But bros can always appreciate Byronesque attempts by another bro, preferably over pints of beer. Actually, we’ll hand the mike to the vendor’s description of Broetry:
As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis?
Enter Broetry–a stunning debut from a dazzling new literary voice. “Broet Laureate” Brian McGackin goes where no poet has gone before–to Star Wars conventions, to frat parties, to video game tournaments, and beyond. With poems like “Ode to That Girl I Dated for, Like, a Month Sophomore Year” and “My Friends Who Don’t Have Student Loans,” we follow the Bro from his high school graduation and college experience through a “quarter-life crisis” and beyond.
The book by Brian McGackin is priced at $10.20.
I’d call this the chair of wisdom, simply because it is chock full of books. The apparently super heavyweight chair is the creation of Alvaro Tamarit and named Bench of Thoughts. If it looks ever made you think otherwise, know that it is pretty expensive. Costs $8500.
If we could somehow be aware and control the outcome of our dreams, things could be a lot different and dreams a lot more enjoyable. Turns out, this may be possible with something called lucid dreaming. Basically, you could control your actions in a dream, travel, or get some work done, quite like the movie Inception. A book titled Oneironautics: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming has shown up at Kickstarter, promising to be your guide to lucid dreaming, and using that awareness to make dreams a hell lot more enjoyable. And who wouldn’t like to take a shot at that. All that shows in the pledges for the project, which have far surpassed their goal on Kickstarter.