Book some more ideas

15 Mar

Wouldn’t you know it?  No sooner did I post Tuesday’s blog than I wandered into J.Crew and found yet another use books…

clever. and very poetic, actually.

Then, while cruising “occasional sales” (more on in a future post) here in the far suburbs of Minneapolis, I came across a few other variations:

SPRAYPAINTED (don't look, Dad!) and tied up at The Bee Cottage.

Giving a book the attention it deserves.

I've seen this at many vintage/occasional/junk/antique stores lately - book pages (or newspaper) as wallpaper.

Then, I was reading through Flea Market Style magazine (Summer 2012 edition) and came across a piece on Lisa Occhipinti, who had her book The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life (2011; Abrams).  She also sells some of her work at theshophouse.etsy.com:

Jennifer, author of The Repurposed Library, featured in the current Flea Market Style.

 

Who knew there was so much going on in the world of repurposing in general, and repurposing books specifically?!  Well, maybe everyone knew but me.  Having just moved back from Europe after a couple of years there, these are totally new trends to me.  Europeans, or at least the French, are into antiques, vintage and collecting, but they’re not particularly into “crafty” stuff, like re-working something.

Although I love the creativity here, I have to admit, I’m still a bit too traditional for all of this.  I just read my books and store them on bookcase shelves.  So boring.

À bientôt,

k.

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