Lucid dreams let you play Inception in sleep


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.

40 mini books placed inside a book for a Kindle doppleganger


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.

Via: GammaSquad, Crackajack

Go the F*ck to Sleep: The book for tired parents


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.

Artist carves books into intricate sculptures


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 The artist makes use of old books like out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries.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.

Via: Brian Dettmer, Inhabitat