Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Novel Idea

Over at 100 Scope Notes, I found a link to some pretty remarkable vases and furniture made from old books.

Graduate designer Laura Cahill says:
"My idea of using second hand books came around after doing research into common unwanted objects. One of the most common unwanted objects that can be found at either charity shops, car boot sales and sometimes on the streets are books. I discovered that the glue in old books make them extremely difficult to recycle. Aware of this I challenged myself to turn the second hand books that I had been collecting, into desirable objects such as furniture, lighting and ornaments."

Generally speaking, I'm not fond of the combination of band saws and books, but for outdated, mass-produced books that would otherwise be landfilled, a vase or two sounds like a nice option, and might even fit on a narrow shelf.

1 comment:

Lori Van Hoesen said...

I need one of those lamps.