Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Littlefly, literary jewelry by Jeremy May, is created "by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewelry re-inserted in the excavated space.... The beauty of the jewels extends within the piece: text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces--giving a tantalizing glimpse of the book within."

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Printed Book is About to Vanish

Simon Winchester, author of The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, told the Telegraph that "Until six months ago I was clinging to the idea that printed books would likely last for ever. Since the arrival of the iPad I am now wholly convinced otherwise. The printed book is about to vanish at extraordinary speed. I have two complete OEDs, but never consult them--I use the online OED five or six times daily. The same with many of my reference books--and soon with most. Books are about to vanish; reading is about to expand as a pastime; these are inescapable realities."