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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

 

Guy Laramee’s Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books

 

Brian Dettmer’s Carved Book Sculptures

 

An Octogonal Building Cell Made Entirely of Books

 

Alvaro Tamarit’s ’Bench of Thought’

 

Vanessa Mancini’s ‘Bath of Knowledge’ Tub Made of Books

 

Vanessa Mancini’s ‘Bath of Knowledge’ Tub Made of Books

 

E-readers have relegated many old-fashioned books to shelves to collect dust, but thankfully there are a number of artists out there who still see the beauty of bound literature. With a bit of imagination, a keen artistic eye, and killer craftsmanship, these creatives have come up with more than a few awe-inspiring ways to turn unwanted titles into beautiful new works ready to stir hearts and minds once again. From beautiful and detailed landscapes carved into the edges of books to a spiraling Tower of Babel built 80 feet high with prose, to a bathtub lined with the words of Dickens and Chaucer, hit the jump to see 6 of our favorite works of book art that made from recycled books!

 

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Amazing Underwater Hotel Room!

 

Underwater Hotel Room

 

Am I the only one who wants to:
– Sleep in an underwater hotel room?
– Eat in an underwater restaurant?
– Take crazy photos of the whole experience?

 

Surely not! I’ve heard there are more and more of these kinds of  underwater hotels and restaurants opening up… this one is in Vegas… it’s a cool passageway in an aquarium under Mandalay Bay….

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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THE “SHARPIE LAMBORGHINI” GALLARDO

 

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Graffitist Jona Cerwinske was commissioned to draw all over this white Lamborghini. Although, it is not something you would think of doing, the end result turned out quite stunning!

 

Read about why and how this car became a unique work of art:

For Brett David, after the unfortunate passing of his father Irv David in January 2007, and his immediate transformation from heir to dealer principal of an automobile empire, he became fueled by an overwhelming desire to make a statement in the automotive industry.

 

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Architects for Animals’ creative cat shelters

 

 

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture used found and recycled materials to build its Cat Shelter, which cost just $100 to make and weighs less than 40 pounds.

 

The architectural team salvaged cardboard tubes from a local print shop, bolted them together, caulked around them and then coated them with a polymer coating for weather protection.

 

Shredded newspaper provides insulation inside the tubes, and translucent plastic at each end of the shelter lets sunlight filter inside.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Curious Birds, Bugs and Lobsters

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

The “Cabinet of Curiosities” is a paper art project by Zim and Zou. This project will be exhibited at the PICK ME UP Contemporary Graphic Art Fair in London from 22 March to 1 April 2012. It’s really worth exhibiting!

 

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Incredible Lion Photos up Close

 

 

 

 

Lions are photographed with a remote controlled camera called the Beetlecam in Masai Mara, Kenya.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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iPhone Mug Case

 

iPhone Mug Case

 

A mug for the iPhone? Not really, but instead the mug here is a multifunctional case that acts as a stand and a cable holder too since it is completely self-standing.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer: Microsoft’s Browser Loses Weekend Download Battle

Google Inc’s Chrome web browser overtook Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer (IE) to become market leader globally for the first time last Sunday, web analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.

 

“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s chief executive.

 

“At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE.”

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Hotel Alcatraz Enable Fans to Get a Better Understanding of the Lives of Prisoners!

 

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The doors will swing open on what has been billed as possibly London’s Toughest Hotel experience as “Hotel Alcatraz” arrives in Kings Cross, London. The opening of “Hotel Alcatraz” coincides with the launch of J.J. Abrams’ new drama series, Alcatraz, which starts on UKTV’s entertainment channel Watch.

 

Watch has created the experience to enable fans of the show to get a better understanding of the lives of prisoners and to bring the show’s characters to life in present-day London.

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Best Knitted Burger in Town

 

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ed bing lee

 

ed bing lee

 

ed bing lee

 

Artist Ed Bing Lee has created food sculptures essentially from waxed linen, linen, cotton and raffia.

 

Visual artist Ed Bing Lee received a Pew Fellowships in the Arts award in 2007. Pew Fellowships in the Arts awards grants of $60,000 to Philadelphia-area artists working in a wide variety of performing, literary, and visual disciplines.

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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