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Classy Cannabis Cookbooks: A selection of books that look good on the shelf and offer the tastiest road to a body high

Classy Cannabis Cookbooks


As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and “special” Rice Krispies Treats just won’t cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks……

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Notes on the first Books Printed in Italy

In my recent article on The First Book Printed in Italy, I introduce the first books printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz in the Subiaco monastery complex in the Sabine hills to the west of Rome from 1465. On Twitter, in a great deal more than 140 characters, I received this enthusiastic barrage of Tweets: I […]

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How to publish your own books on a shoestring

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Ever wanted to design and publish your own books? We certainly have. Leading designers Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy thought the same too. So, five years ago, frustrated at mainstream publishers, they launched Unit Editions.




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Link About It: Furniture Disguised as Books

Furniture Disguised as Books


A new Kickstarter campaign called Bookniture is taking the compact form of a book and expanding it into usable furniture. Born from the need for space-saving seating, it uses accordion-like pages that form a strong three-dimensional stool (or nightstand……

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5 must-have art books

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2015 has kicked off in style, with a slew of fantastic art books available right now! With the work of animation studios, cult TV series, and classic illustration on offer, there’s something for everyone. But where to start? Here’s five of our favourite art books…




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Hand-crafted pop-up books by Bozka

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Bozka is an artist and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. She creates stunning illustrated pop-up books. The level of details and explosion of colors is the first thing that jump at you, but each artwork does more than that by telling you a story. Everything is hand-crafted, some very technical work.

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Lightmark: the bookmark that will lighten up your books

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For those of you who enjoy bed time reading, you will surely love this incredibely cute bookmark. Lightmark is a bookmark that looks like an office lamp. The light enters your book at the last page you’ve read, and it makes for a cute little decoration if you let your book stand up. It was […]

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Recent paintings on vintage books by Ekaterina Panikanova

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Sometimes the medium an artist uses is just as important as his skills. In Ekaterina Panikanova‘s case, her paintings would definitly not have the same impact if she didn’t work on used books, giving us glimpses of memory on each page. Looking at her work, the whole picture is often less important than the missing […]

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Packaging for books: A collection of creative packages for literature

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Although people say do not judge the book by its cover but having a pretty design can’t harm as well. Packaging is indeed an essential element of any product and when it’s the matter of book, the beautiful packaging has the power to lure its consumers. Today we have 15 creative collections of book packaging […]

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40 books every graphic designer will want for Christmas

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Looking for present ideas for the designer in your life? Something good to read is always a great solution to your gift-giving dilemma – and the design world is filled with them.




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