Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

19 results for "rare books"
Page
2

The Unchained Goddess

watch
Rare tropical tree reflects Mother Nature's artistic tendencies.

This eye-opening excerpt from a 1958 educational documentary, produced by Frank Capra for Bell Labs, offers video evidence that scientists have known about global warming for OVER FIFTY YEARS. Perhaps we deserve our fate?...read more

Richard Mosse: Infra

read
Abstracted African landscapes shot with infrared technology

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."  - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness The Congo, Africa's volatile beating heart, has for centuries represented a vast unknown to the Western imagination. Irish......read more

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

read
Cornell University's bird lab is offering big bucks as reward for sighting of ultra-rare-if-not-extinct ghostbird, last seen in 1964.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a reward of $50,000 to the person who finds them an ivory-billed woodpecker. Officially listed as critically endangered, the ‘pecker hasn’t been seen for certain since 1964. ...read more

Black Books, "Favorite Place"

watch
An awesome stop-motion video threaded together by Christophe Thockler

Christophe Thockler is one talented dude. The French designer/animator is responsible for the this bit of stop-motion genius for "Favorite Place" by Austin, TX-based band Black Books. The video features "10 000 photos, 1 km of thread, 350 reels of thread, 73 000 embroidery stitches, 6 kg of fabric scraps, 100 needles and sewing pins." From the creator: A playful and (I hope) creative video for......read more

Inbook Charging Station

shop
Old books given new lives as unique and smart charging docks $49.00

Rich Neeley Designs rescues discarded books from certain landfill death, or from their dreary existence in the dark recesses of a bookshelf. Their goal is to bring more books into your life. Each book they meet passes an "exceptionally rare and wonderful" screening prior to being given a new life as a charger. As a comparitive lit major, Brenna chooses to recycle only those books that haven't......read more

Book Ends by dashdot

shop
An X-shaped new function for old books. $20.00

Book Ends give old books a new lease on life. Designed by Daniel Ballou (of dashdot studio), Book Ends are made entirely from two books – no glue, no fasteners. Rubber feet keep them from sliding. Perfect for a tabletop or bedside stash of reading material. Priced at $20 for one or $35 for a pair, exclusively from Open bookstore. Email to order....read more

Xylobook Blank Books

shop
Made from recycled archival paper and salvaged hardwood scraps. $45.00

Handmade in Portland, Xylobooks are a collaboration between arts press Container Corps and Jonathan Nussbaum, a local furniture maker who crafts the book covers using hardwood scraps salvaged from furniture production. High-quality, recycled archival paper, cotton twill tape, and tiny iron nails create a simple, sturdy object. Available in Bigleaf Maple, Western Walnut, or Cherry....read more

Books Not Oil

read
No natural resources? No problem. Education ensures economic success

A look at the diverse array foreign countries with the most companies listed on the Nasdaq -- Israel, China/Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Singapore -- reveals one common link: none of them have much in the form of natural resources. For these countries, economic success depends on the intelligence and creativity of the people that live there. In a recent New York Times......read more

E-Readers vs. Books

read
Which is the greener way to read?

The surging popularity of e-readers like the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle has bookworms wondering if the days of the printed page are numbered. But which is more sustainable? Conventional wisdom (and tech research) might have you believe that e-books are the greener alternative, but it may not be so clear cut. E-readers are no different from other handheld electronics – they're made......read more

Page
2