Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bookshelves: Tokyo’s Tokyo

Wall Shelves at Tokyo’s Tokyo in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Photographed by Daici Ano


Bookshelves: Sunflower Chair

Sunflower Chair is an ingenious sunflower-shaped chair that is ringed by an integrated bookcase. The chair was created by designers He Mu and Zhang Qian from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science. The chair recently won the Redtory Design Award at the Design for Sitting Gran Prix competition hosted by art and design studio Redtory in Guangzhou, China.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book Trailer: Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

Chronicle Books will publish the official companion to the Game of Thrones television series, Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones. Unlike most book trailers, this video visited the set of a popular TV show.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bookshelves: Pagina Bookcase

Humor: Real Reason I Haven't Switched to Ebooks

Art: aMAZEme

aMAZEme by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo
On exhibit at the Southbank Centre for the London 2012 Festival

Replicating their smaller art installation in Rio de Janiero, Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, in collaboration with production company Hungry Man, built this labyrinth of 250,000 remaindered, used and new books based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges.  Authors will be reading books inside the 500 square metre maze of books stacked 2.5 metres high. Visitors will also be able to explore small screens featuring literary themes and quotes and interact with social media sites. Talk about getting lost in reading...