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I found this image via one of my new favorite websites: bookshelfporn.  I believe I’ve mentioned how much I love books?  This site is exactly what it promises to be – lots of photos of bookshelves in all their booky glory.  I would love to know who did this particular image though. Internet? Help me out?

[via bookshelfporn]

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Ikea Cookbook

I found this a while ago and just forgot to post about it.  I love love love how the ingredients in this Swedish Ikea Cookbook Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best) are laid out.

These are the ingredients for Gingerbread people!

Here are a few more.

This becomes Vanilla Horns:

This becomes Almond Tarts:

Here are a few more of just ingredients (they just look so cool!!):

Photos by Carl Kleiner (who you should really go check out! I didn’t know his work before these images, but he has done some really cool things!)

Styled by Evelina Bratell.

[via craft]

Desk made of books

I find this desk totally appealing:

{via Recyclart}

The best part?  It is the Information Desk in a library!

UPDATE: The desk is located at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. From inhabitat.com“After the devastating fire in the Architecture building that took a portion of the library’s reserve, the school set out to establish a new collection that would consist of the salvaged books that went unburned and a bounty of others newly purchased to replace the destroyed volumes.”

I love how you mostly see the pages in the books and they used the covers as just a hint of color.  They could have gone the other way and arranged all the books spine out.  But I’m glad they didn’t.  It is very trendy right now to organize your book shelf by color. For example:

While I can see how that would be very eye catching, the pragmatist in me thinks, “But how would you ever find what you are looking for?”  Books are for reading and looking at, not just for being pretty on a shelf!  If your books aren’t organized by author, or by subject, or even chronologically, you’d have to remember if your book on contemporary art had a red or a blue cover to ever find it!  That is not how my brain is organized! Gah!

Sorry, tangent.

Jelloware

I love this idea from the design team The Way We See The World – drinking “glasses” made of agar-agar (which is gelatin but from seaweed).

From the website:

Jelloware re-imagines the concept of drinking, and imparts a new experience in the way it feels, tastes, smells, moves, and is even disposed of. The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink.  Jelloware is meant to be thrown into the grass after it is used, as agar agar is a seaweed extract and actually nurtures the growth of plants.

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