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: […]
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. Via Fancy, Eleven.five [autoplaying audio]
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 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 […]
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. Via Colossal
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 […]
Creating exceptional art from books, artist Kylie Stillman makes these wonderful imagery by carving on stacks of books. The artist uses books as a 3-Dimensional medium to carve her work, resulting in these simple-looking yet curiously attractive sculptures. Via Inhabitat
What would the Kindle have been if something like that existed in the time of Charles Dickens? Well, a book carved to hold 40 mini books, of course. Rachel Walsh created this book for the hypothetical situation where someone had to explain a Kindle to Charles Dickens. The project took 35 hours over five days, […]