inspiration and envelopes.

August 24, 2009

because i can't say it any better myself, i quote:
"recycled from discarded bills, forgotten letters, and scraps of other people's lives, these limited edition, hand-bound notebooks are made from inverted envelopes."

from company. who has unfortunately (and wisely) chosen to distribute these wonderful books in select stores in, of course, london. i say wisely only because i'd be unable to resist snapping each and every one up. i have paper prickles up and down my spine.

3 notes:

  1. Really a neat idea. I searched, and if you want to make something similar yourself....
    It's not quite the same, but the cool part about using a board book base is that the pages would be nice and stiff for writing on. I thought it would be a fun and quick project. I may snatch up a few board books this Friday.

  2. i suspect a book made from my bill envelopes would depress me.
    but perhaps i could find something else interesting. i know someone who makes their very own paper...

  3. you know, I still haven't made any more since the first time. AND my mom and dad even bought me a new blender. I just haven't got around to it yet.
    I did search and search and search today and finally found a website that had detailed enough directions for how to make a sew a book using coptic bookbinding. It looks a bit sloppy because I used discarded calligraphy papers from school last year and I didn't measure or anything. But I think I figured out how to sew it all up. And Nibby enjoyed watching me pull the thread in and out.
    If you're interested, here's the link
    And here's what made me want to do it