Amazon Kindle DX Review Round-Up

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 […]

"Gizmos" book helps you make working paper machines

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 […]

Breathing Books, swiped by TSA, now at gallery

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 […]

How to make your own books the old-fashioned way

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 […]