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It whimsically invokes nostalgia for a time when libraries were cavernous worlds full of yellowing paper, silence and time. A book’s weight and size often had a direct relationship with its gravitas - and those we cherished are eternally embedded in our memory. New art project in Melbourne.

Old bricks painted to look like old books.just some "light reading" ;

Used just ordinary bricks...Found this one taller filler brick...I have seen them with bricks with holes but I had these....Looked at pics of old books for ideas..Painted gold or brown lines for the pages..

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painted brick books, crafts, painting, Used just ordinary bricks Found this one taller filler brick I have seen them with bricks with holes but I had these Looked at pics of old books for ideas Painted gold or brown lines for the pages

Love it!  Books are houses we live in for a time -- then we bring their riches back to our real lives.

Altered book spines as a city row of French houses/businesses. Le village de livres by Marie Montard I would do this with beach houses.

word beads: take a paperback book, tear out the pages, cut pages in strips horizontally with an exacto knife, trim the edge of a strip you want to use so a word shows, wet the first inch of the other end of the strip with water, wet the toothpick, mod podge both sides, twirl the strip, press end tight for a moment, coat with more mod podge, stick toothpick in scrap styrofoam to dry, remove bead using needle nose pliers and, voilà! you can watercolor the page if you want colored beads, too!

DIY Book Pages Made into Beads. Lots of tutorials about winding paper beads and sealing them all over. I posted a really good tutorial on getting specific paper bead shapes and sealing them with varnish here. Photograph above from Helen Lonsdale.

deweyscloset: laurenthelibrarian: I asked my library’s nerdfighter club to design bookends for the YA section. Are these not the best things ever? I can’t wait to put them on display tomorrow. I LOVE this idea and stealing it for my library. Filing away for our to-be-formed Young Adult Advisory Board.

deweyscloset: laurenthelibrarian: I asked my library’s nerdfighter club to design bookends for the YA section. I can’t wait to put them on display tomorrow. I LOVE this idea and stealing it for my library. Filing away f

sala de visitas

perfect reading/library space, and those leather chairs. (Historic Irving Gill - eclectic - family room - san diego - Tommy Chambers Interiors, Inc.

Rue Magazine (October/November 2012 Issue). Interior Design and Styling by Kelley Moore. Photography by Michelle Drewes.

want Stairs Rue Magazine (October/November 2012 Issue). Interior Design and Styling by Kelley Moore. Photography by Michelle Drewes.

Yep, it's just like that

I LOVE this ad for Australia Post, entitled Hug. "If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter." Why have we all stopped writing letters? I keep hearing people say how much they like getting a handwritten letter.

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o arco da Livraria “Le Bal des Ardents”. the entrance arch of “Le Bal des Ardents” bookstore.

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