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Telephone Book Hive by Kristiina Lahde

October 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Kristiina Lahde created this towering paper sculpture using delicately folded phone books. Aptly entitled Hive, the piece was on exhibition at the Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens in Ontario earlier this summer. This is the most practical use of a printed phone book I’ve seen in the last decade. (via jealous curator)




PULSE Los Angeles 2011

October 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Arrested Motion has a great recap of PULSE Los Angeles 2011 including works above by Frederico Uribe (previously), Jen Stark, and Mike Stilkey. Many more photos here. I’ll do my best to be there next year!




Numabookcat: A Mobile Pop-up Book Shop

September 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Arts collective NAM (previously) has again teamed up with Numabooks (previously) to create a mobile pop-up book shop, this time shaped like a cat. Visitors can purchase books from the cat but the goods are shipped via the mail when the exhibition ends. Numabookcat is on display through October 30 at NADiff Window Gallery.

Update: Johnny at Spoon and Tamago clarifies the book buying part in a nearly simultaneous post: “For 4200 yen you have a little conversation with the host, who, based on those talks, will select 12 books for you. You will then get 1 book in the mail for an entire year.” Love it.




Rubber Bookshelves

September 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sculptor Luke Hart designed this clever set of rubber bookshelves for the Sculpture House. (via behance)



Art Photography


September 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Melchior Tersen via Andrew Harlow.

Books suspended above an entrance to the Istanbul modern art museum by Hanif Shoaei via Designspiration.

A window display for Harvey Nichols in Manchester via Lusik.

A mobile pop-up bookstore installation by NAM via Spoon and Tamago.

Book installation by Miler Lagos via CollabCubed.

Photograph by Angélica Vis.

Photograph by Stephen Beadles (previously). His comment: “Well this took forever.”

One of many awesome pieces by Betsy of Exploded Library (thnx, Gretchen).

Bookshelf wallpaper at the home of Abigail Ahern via The Selby.

Just a roundup of cool book-related things I’ve seen lately. Am I missing anything awesome?

If you liked this, see also: Waaaaaaaves!




Book Clock

August 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

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.