Gadgets for book lovers

Interview with a book artist June 19, 2008

Filed under: Art — Kim @ 11:14 pm

The people of The Design Files did an interview with book artist Nicholas Jones. I thought you might be interested in his work and what he has to say about it. You can read the article here.


Pimp my Billy May 9, 2008

Filed under: Art,Furniture — Kim @ 2:29 pm

German designers have designed a gadget to go along with the famous Billy bookcases by IKEA. Since a couple of weeks, I too have these cases. They are not only cheep, but you can buy loads of accessories for them. The best part is, you do not have to be afraid that any additions will not be sold anymore next year.

The Pimp my Billy is a fun thing. I was immediately interested in it. It looks interesting, fun and the color is just right for my library. Until I saw the price. One can buy a whole room full of Billy’s for the price of this gadget. Click here to learn more.

PS. I will be out of the country next week for business. If I find any great bookstores in the German city of Heidelberg, I will let you know!


Altered Book Artists January 18, 2008

Filed under: Art — Kim @ 12:45 am

As you know, I love art and I love books. (Hence my competition! For more information, click here.) I have posted about ‘Altered Book Art’ before. Even though the artists destroy books, they make something beautiful out of them. (Who can forget the work of Brian Dettmer, to be found here.) I believe they love books and get inspired by them. If you like to see some altered book art, go to the category section and click ‘Art’.

You can also follow this link. It is a page of The International Society of Altered Book Artists. Get inspired and make something for my contest!


Take a seat! December 17, 2007

Filed under: Art,Bookish You Tube,Furniture — Kim @ 2:20 pm

How hard is it to find a chair or something to sit on in the library? Usually they are taken up by people who spend all day reading the papers and stuff. The Dutch designer Jelte van Geest found an amazing solution for it. You get your own seat the moment you enter the library. And it stays with you the entire time. Sounds weird? Click the video below to see it in action!


Color Coordinate your Books! October 17, 2007

Filed under: Art,Bookish Companies — Kim @ 10:06 am

The hubby helps to find me links to post every once in a while. (Mostly when I am really desperate…) He found me this next link, which is quite dated. Since I never saw it before, chances are neither did you. It’s about this artist who took on the big task of color coordinating an entire bookstore. He sorted all the 20,000 books of the Adobe Books in San Francisco. The result is amazing. Click here to learn more.


Book Autopsies October 2, 2007

Filed under: Art — Kim @ 7:21 pm

I have never seen something like this. As you know, I have posted a lot of book art. This guy, Brian Dettmer, takes it to a whole new level. My goodness, I cannot begin to describe what he does. Autopsy, what he calls it, is indeed the word that comes closest. But then in a non gruesome way. You have got to see this. Click here.  And here for more.  You can find a Wiki article on Dettmer here


Thanks to Marie-José for the link



Book art September 12, 2007

Filed under: Art — Kim @ 10:34 pm

I have written about book art before. There is even a category with this name (“Art”), to be found in the side bar. Since this topic never seizes to intrigue me, I have found you some more amazing bookish art.

The prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London have their own collection of book art in the National Art Library. You can find a selection of their pieces here. Click here to see some other amazing craftsmanship.