We all know that sometimes all you need is that remarkably simple yet remarkably elegant idea to brighten up your day. In order to keep it simp, yet elegant this Monday we have decided to showcase some of the best that simp and elegant has to offer. First off: in a very amusing run through … Continue reading Something ‘simp’ for your monday
We just about fell off our chairs when we came across Mini-Album Monday, courtesy of Paper Suite by Ashley Newell. Now, when you are looking to create a special gift for a special friend or loved one, look no further than the mini-album. This is guaranteed to be worth it both in time invested and … Continue reading It’s always a day for mini-albums!
Well, Molly Brooks must be just about the craftiest lady of them all. At least in today's round-up of fantastic things seen on the internet. So today we present you with the exposed tape bind - courtesy of Molly Brooks! What you will find here is a fantastic variation on the classic coptic stitch, and providing … Continue reading Super crafty exposed tape bind
Having come across Elbel-Libro Bookbinders in Amsterdam (what an incredible place to work!), we have subsequently also become acquainted with the absolutely gorgeous onion skin bind technique. This technique was invented by company founder Benjamin Elbel, and can be learned and further unpacked in this instructional publication, also produced by Elbel-Libro, and available for 60 … Continue reading The Onion Bind
We just can't stay away from The Book Design Blog when looking for innovative and inspiring bookmaking ideas. One example is designer Amber Hulme's tactile publication inspired by French philosopher and theorist Michel De Certeau. Featured here, this book is designed to be read through touch rather than sight - adding a whole new sense to the … Continue reading Touching as reading
Perfect for a Saturday morning in with friends, how about creating some origami mini books? Don't forget to look for your ideal paper, these little guys just prove that every little bit counts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAyUTHTBDxw
The Book Design Blog is a great place to get ideas when thinking about crafting together your very own book. The most important element -paper- need not be bought in a shop, but can also be something of your very own design. Take the example of the Sandwich Book by designer Pawel Pietrowski, which uses … Continue reading Exploring the possibilities in paper