Novel Reinvention

Literature's dying print form takes on new meaning through alternative use
Implications - Increased digitalization and the rising popularity of eBooks may be concerning those with rooted preferences in print publishing. While the function of print is being overshadowed by electronic mediums, consumers still have an appreciation for the romanticism and nostalgia of books printed on paper. This lasting affection for the traditional novel is proven through art, furniture and other innovative creations using books as a medium.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 92,100 Total Clicks Aug 10 - Mar 11
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Flowering Book Sculptures - Jacqueline Rush Lee Creates a Novel Form of Narrative
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 30,461 Clicks Pub: Aug 5, 10
Flowering Book Sculptures
Jacqueline Rush Lee Creates a Novel Form of Narrative
More than a few book sculptures have made it onto Trend Hunter, but I have to say that Jacqueline Rush Lee's work is one of the more impressive ones. At first glance you may think, "Surely, that cannot… [More]
Book Brick Desks - The Recycled Book Reference Desk at the Delft University of Technology
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 19,394 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 10
Book Brick Desks
The Recycled Book Reference Desk at the Delft University of Technology
As though made from a new form of bricks, the recycled book reference desk is a absolutely stunning. I can't even imagine how long it took to get the right texts in place to create such a perfect and compact… [More]
Literal Book Bags - Olympia Le-Tan's Clutch Bags are Academic Accessories
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 15,567 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 11
Literal Book Bags
Olympia Le-Tan's Clutch Bags are Academic Accessories
There are book bags, and then there are Olympia Le-Tan's bags that look like books. Fashionistas and intellectuals will be eager to sport this new academic accessory line. Fittingly named 'You Can't Judge… [More]
Faux Library Finishes - This Vintage Bookshelf Wallpaper Makes Your Home Intellectual
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Warm 22,015 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 11
Faux Library Finishes
This Vintage Bookshelf Wallpaper Makes Your Home Intellectual
If you’ve always wanted your own library but didn’t have to space or novels to create one, the Vintage Bookshelf Wallpaper is just what you have been waiting for. Up the intellectual... [More]
Consolidated Novel Sculptures - The Gareth Spor Borromean Study Intermingles Books
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 3,225 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 11
Consolidated Novel Sculptures
The Gareth Spor Borromean Study Intermingles Books
One might be more accustomed to seeing books arranged in a stack or a row along a shelf, but this Gareth Spor Borromean Study prompts its viewers to reanalyze the fused object in front of them. Interested… [More]
Page-Preserving Lights - The Book Rest Lamp is Perfect for Late Night Readers
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 1,438 Clicks Pub: Feb 15, 11
Page-Preserving Lights
The Book Rest Lamp is Perfect for Late Night Readers
The Book Rest Lamp is a light fixture that doubles as a bookstand. As you curl under the blankets with your latest novel, the frosted base will provide soft illumination onto your pages. When your eyelids… [More]