April 16, 2014
"For it seems impossible to talk of love and letting live, and if we are left to live, we are not usually loved."

— Alain de Botton, Essays in Love

March 7, 2014

Gene Mahon a London based bookbinder.

March 3, 2014

travel size sketchbook;
stitched on ramie bands;
japanese end paper;
japanese leather;
and initials engraved.

March 3, 2014

Massimo Vignelli on designing books.

February 28, 2014

The Bookbinder by the University of Porto.

Bookbinding the Portuguese way.

February 26, 2014

Book Hive, made up of 400 old out-of-print hardback books and plywood components, has been built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bristol library. The hive is made up of hexagonal frames with movement sensors that react as people walk past, making the pages of the books rustle and creak.

More on this gorgeous installation here

February 24, 2014

a book curse or denunciation added to a manuscript or printed book by a scribe or sometimes owner.

February 23, 2014

Craig Jensen, one of the world’s greatest living bookmakers.

February 20, 2014
mÿm in motion.
japanese paper.
st armand paper
fabriano paper.

mÿm in motion.
japanese paper.
st armand paper
fabriano paper.

February 11, 2014
binding on japanese leather straps and rami bands.

binding on japanese leather straps and rami bands.

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January 31, 2014
"We are all more intelligent than we are capable, and awareness of the insanity of love has never saved anyone from the disease."

— Alain de Botton, Essays in Love

January 23, 2014

humbling: The Known Universe by the American Museum of Natural History.

January 22, 2014
on deciding what to do.

There is a devilishly direct relationship between the significance of an idea and how nervous we become at the prospect of having to think about it.

—Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists

January 18, 2014
on winter days

Nothing is as tedious as the limping days,
When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways,
And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom,
Assumes control of fate’s immortal loom

—Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

January 10, 2014
"I was irritated by the way he conflated his own shifting needs with an impersonal destiny. I want it, therefore…it’s in the stars!"

— Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth

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