Every time I see my living room bookshelf, I feel silly. This is because it’s the ultimate poseur bookshelf.
Rob posted his review earlier today after getting his hands on Amazon’s latest e-reader, the $489 Kindle DX: “Though based on the Kindle 2, it’s the first version that seems a beautiful thing… That said, Amazon’s weird pay-to-play online service for converting file formats is still a black mark against Kindles of any size–especially when […]
A single used copy remains at Amazon. Yours for $5. Glen.h via Ffffound.
Rob Ives’ “Gizmos” looks like a blast: a $13 book that includes cut-out automata you can make yourself, such as popping frogs and marching robots. Using the ingenious punch-out designs included in Gizmos, you can assemble six enchanting automata by designer Rob Ives–and when you’ve mastered the fundamental techniques, you can create new designs of […]
Things – Edith Kollath Creates Books that Breathe from Bre Pettis on Vimeo. These wonderful heaving tomes, like props from a Harry Potter movie, were created by Edith Kollath. They are on view at the Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery. She relates her own story of TSA incompetence and wickedness: guards confiscated these books in Newark Airport […]
Borgesian echoes of the universal library lurk in Job Koelewijn’s Mobius bookshelf. Untitled [Knaw via Neatorama]
As part of the Blood on Paper exhibition, which gave artists a book and then asked them to customize it, Richard Shed took a sixty year old Penguin Classics copy of The New Machiavelli, digitized each pages and placed it on its own miniature USB homunculus. I love it: the only thing its missing is […]
Admit it. You’ve always wanted to know how to make your own gorgeous hardback books. Without expensive machinery and supplies, however, it comes down to you, your craftsmanship, and Dave the Designer’s comprehensive book tutorial. The photo is of Kelley Linehan’s own handmade books: they teach you how at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee’s […]
BestCollegesOnline isn’t standard sourcing fare for gadget blogs, but its roundup of the world’s most modern libraries still hits the right notes. It’s hard to remember exactly what led me to technology, computers, games and all the attendant electronic accessories–but it was certainly found somewhere in 000 or 600. O.K., O.K., so it was Nintendo. […]