Archive for July 26, 2007
The man who introduced me to book arts disdains miniature books, and I have to admit that they can be painfully precious, but sometimes they can be pretty neat – and the workmanship required to create them is astounding. Here’s a few little books I found on Etsy, one of my favorite browsing sites.
Book of Questions by NinaJudinBooks: 3.3cm x 42cm ($125)
Chocolate Button Book by RedOtter: 3″ x 3″ ($7.50)
Decorated Notebook by purplemagpie: 7.5cm x 11.5cm ($7)
Enthusiasm Booklace by JOYouz: 1.125″ x 1.5″, 0.25″ thick ($20)
Handbound Leather 1/12 Scale Book by teresasart: 1″ x 0.875″ ($30)
Itty Bitty Blank Book by erinzam: 3.5cm x 1.5cm x 17.8cm ($10)
Leather Handbound Book Keychain by ArtisanGraham: 2.5″ x 2.5″, 0.75″ thick ($10)
Mentos Sours by yatsu: 8cm x 6cm ($5)
Miniature Book Charm by dingo: 17mm x 12mm, 5mm thick ($4)
Mini Book of Haiku by greenchairpress: 1.5″ x 1.5″ ($10)
Tiffany Cassette Tape Blank Book by erinzam: 4″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″ ($18)
A Week in my Garden by runmoremiles: 2″ x 2″ ($4)
One of these days I’ll post something non-HP related, I swear. Today, maybe!
Brotherhood 2.0 is a video-blog by two brothers who are doing an experiment – no talking to one another for a solid year in any form other than 4-minute daily videos. It’s gained a huge following. One of the brothers does a weekly song; he’s no great vocal talent, but his songs are brilliant and funny. Song-making brother is a well-read environmentalist blogger, and the other brother is a published YA author.
Anyway, this video, from July 18, is the #! favorited YouTube video right now. Big coup for their website. And the song is great – his “uh oh” predictions are pretty on (so yeah, spoiler alert, despite the video title), and he’s totally saying exactly what I was thinking!