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.
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.
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, and includes some of Dickens novels, his favorite books, and some favorites of Rachel.
This creative and intelligently crafted design by London-based graphic designer Benoit Ollive. That truly is all you need to know about graffiti.
Tired parents struggling to get their kids to sleep, this is the book for you. In a perfect world, kids sleep on time, or after you’ve told them some story or rhyme. In the real world, that almost never happens, and the tired parent struggles to get the kids to sleep. Written by Adam Mansbach, the book obviously isn’t for kids, but for parents whose feeling it does bring out with heaps of profanities. Costs $9. Here’s a simple verse from the book:
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep.
Hungary’s Jozsef Tari has spent almost 35 years collecting miniature books. His collection now has more than 4500 books, none of which is more than 3 inches long. The smallest in the collection is a booklet measuring 2.9 mm x 3.2mm. Some of these books are almost 100 years old.
Fashion designer Ryan Novelline has made use of children’s books to create this stylish gown. The skirt is made entirely out of illustrations from Golden Books sewn together in metallic golden threads. Bodice of the dress is made out of foil spines from the books.
Written Portraits, an advertising campaign for the Dutch Book Week, takes an incredible look at books and authors. The series represents books as sculptures of their respective authors. These awesome book-sculptures have been created by artist Van Wanten.
The intricate web of knowledge we expect books to have kind of stays on in the sculptures of artist Brian Dettmer, in a different form of course. The artist makes use of old books like out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He starts carving at a book, and while elements may be removed and manipulated, the artist does not add any sections.