The Curled Up With A Book blog is now at http://curledupwithabook.com. Come visit for more altered books, beautiful libraries, and book gadgets. Hope to see you soon!
The BookBook is hardback leather case designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro, making your laptop look like an old book. See Twelve South for more info on the BookBook. I first saw the Book Book mentioned here. What a fun way to protect your Mac!
“Pandora Opens Box” is piece by Su Blackwell. From Blackwell’s website, here is her artist statement:
“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.
It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air.”
Uris Library Stacks at Cornell, by Eflon on flickr.