Re-Cycled Books…care to sit on my couch?

Well, would you? Could you?….without stopping to read all those titled spines your sweet behind was about to violate.

I came across this picture today.  Bench of Thoughts (Banco de Pensamienta) made of recycled books by Alvaro Tamarit. Only $8,500 at Saatchi Online. I think this takes the re-cycling of books to a whole new creative level. I wonder how comfortable it would be? A conversation piece at the very least.

Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing.  It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total.  ~Forsyth and Rada, Machine Learning

Library information desk in the Netherlands. Now this was clever, the hidden spines help one to focus and not wonder….

Paperback book chair on display in Myopic Books in Providence, RI by artist David Karoff.

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce

Books making a bookshelf…uh, this would make me crazy. What if I suddenly wanted to read that Nick Hornby book?

Like this idea, and did a version of this idea, only my books were more neatly stacked. Nothing was glued down. This was before kids roamed our rooms…

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot

Book lamps by Erdem Designs found on Tree Hugger.com

…and now for the book themed…

Stunning bookshelf print dress from Zerot + Maria Cornejo collection. It is literary fashionable! yes?

Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
~Author Unknown

What to do this those old phone books?

And I just couldn’t resist these tiny book earrings from Junque Treasures.

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.  ~George Robert Gissing

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