An ingenious clock made of books on a shelf, the numbers printed on the spines while the clock itself is embedded in the central book. This will be immediately added to the Colossal headquarters project list. I’m not sure who to credit for the clock itself, but the photo was taken at a client’s home by Shokoofeh Z.Dezfuli. (via razorbladesalvations)
Update: Turns out this is something you can buy, but it has terrible reviews. Seems like more fun as a DIY project anyway. Thanks, everyone.
A lovely animated short by Rachel Kwak for an experimental animation class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her craftmanship is impressive including a number of techniques including cut-outs, hand-drawn stills, stop motion and replacement animation. (via kuriositas)
When I think of furniture made from books the first word that comes to mind is uncomfortable, however this hefty chair entitled Bench of Thoughts (Banco del Pensamiento) made of recycled books by Alvaro Tamarit actually looks pretty darn comfy. The heft of the chair also matches the price, however this is certainly more of an art piece than something to eat your bagel and coffee in the morning. Check it out over on Saatchi Online.
Stacks is an outdoor bookshelf installation by artist David Harper made of books and wood. Via Cazenova College:
The theme for Harper’s installation: “these trees shall be my books,” comes from William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” but the goal of the work goes far beyond Orlando’s wish to immortalize Rosalind. Harper seeks to immortalize the love of knowledge, and the homage owed to the living things we use to create stores of knowledge for all to study. “STACKS” captures the transformation from living tree to store of knowledge.
Holy awesome bookcase batman! Designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti have created this beautiful bookcase system that allows you to spell custom words and phrases using modular bookcase letters. If you liked this, see also the Alphabet Bookshelf by Lincoln Kayiwa. (via illusion, fasels Suppe)
The abundance of book sculpture I’ve seen online lately is staggering, however it was refreshing to discover the work of UK-based Bronia Sawyer who colors, folds, and rolls the pages of books to create these bird and flower-like plumes of color. Via her site:
I love to take something like a book and turning it in to something visually pleasing. With book sculpture I like the fact that books are flat and square they have order but by cutting them and folding them you can create organice and random shapes. I also like to add colours but mainly for the way it looks in photographs.