Monday, December 21, 2009

first read your book then build with it!

Tonight I found these wonderful images at and thought I must share them. Lately there have been many articles about best book purchases for Xmas, holiday reads etc, and I noticed that 30% of the books sold in Australia each year are at Xmas. Well...what to do with all the old books - here's an idea! Nov 14 post on this blog is worth a read to discover further links to the artist Jan Reymond's projects. The October 29th post which references Reymond's work at is also a good read!
As for scissors and paper rock which I'd never come across before - its full brilliant paper related things to swoon over. Curious after browsing to find where it hails from it turns out the talented Kylie is also based in Brisbane so I hope our paths  cross at some stage.
Transparent knowledge by

L'Arbre de la Connaissance by

Tree of Books by
Also love this - found at work below by Evelin Kasikov. Go to her website to see more of her work where needle and thread is employed in exquisite graphic works and book design projects. Click on sketchbooks under printed matter and concepts if you want to see what she is concerned with.
Evelin Kasikov

Evelin Kasikov


Four Seasons in a Life said...

I absolutely love this!
Book are an important art in my life and to see another creative use made of them is fabulous.

Thank you for sharing.

Warmest regards and wishing you and your family all the very best this holiday season,

Sophie Munns said...

Hello Egmont,
thank your wonderful comment -It was a lovely find last night and it does inspire one to think of the value of books in out lives and what we can do with them.

I have wondered about all the wonderful people I have gotten to know through blogging this year and how they will celebrate Xmas.

Can you imagine sitting at a long table with many bloggers and sharing conversation and a plate from each person's cultural heritage.

That for me is the spirit of xmas!
Thankyou for your very warm Xmas message Egmont. May your home be filled with all that is wonderful this Xmas!

em said...

sophia, that sounds wonderful! only a few times have i met internet friends in person, and it was surprising in a wonderful way! i love the obsessive stitching... sounds like something i might have tried when i was younger.

i hope you have a lovely holiday...

Maggie Neale said...

The archway filled with books is fabulous! A treasure! Wonder how fast it would mould in New England. Seems like it is getting wetter here.

Merry holidays to you and yours.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Em,
Its quite something to meet the people you see via blogging I agree. Have done that in Brisbane a few times now. Its a great way to get insight into someone's world, their general orbit of interests and ideas and way of seeing things... much more nuanced that the first meetings are otherwise! But yes... surprising to be sure!
Have you got any stitching or things like hat form your younger days?
Shall look forward to seeing images of xmas in NY region! have a great time and keep warm!
best wishes,
Sophia x

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Maggie,
I love that archway too! Is it snowing where you are - or just raining?
We are so glad to see some rain here this past week as it was beginning to feel we would only see blue skies and hot, hot days!
Mould is no fun! Wishing you a warm and lovely xmas with your nearest and dearest!

La Dolce Vita said...

this is a magnificent post. the book pieces(?) buildings, assemblage ....are just amazing! and thanks for the Kasikov link, wonderful!

Sophie Munns said...

Thank You La Dolce Vita,
Glad you also found this fascinating!
One sees lots of a great things but this felt so inspired!
All the best for a lovely Xmas time! More snow for you?

janis said...

I enjoyed this post very much - oh those books!

ps. Sweet comment you left on my blog ... and I wish you could sit with me over a cup of tea while the pie is baking :^) j.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Janis,
thanks for the cheering thoughts. Any more baking happening?
Lady Grey is a rather nice tea... shall have one of those and toast your good health - and send xmas greetings across the Pacific!

nathalie et cetera said...

oh! i love these architectural books!

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Nathalie....
hope you are holding up with all that snow!
thanks for dropping in!

Marie-Es said...

Wouhaouuu ! I love these images !!

Sophie Munns said...

aren't they fascinatng Marie-Es?
thanks for visiting.