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Bookbinding at Home

Bookbinding at Home

Before I learned how to properly bind a book I wasn’t brave enough to even try bookbinding at home. But as I learned more about bookbinding I also found confidence in making books. I found that it is not very difficult or scary, though mine still come out a bit bent, crooked and “special”, hehe. […]

The Wabi-sabi people

The Wabi-sabi people

I just read the description of what the Japanese words wabi sabi means, and it sounds like a description of what I call beauty in the world… Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. […] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is […]

Notebook with Cream Colored pages

Notebook with Cream Colored pages

The latest book I’ve bound and made has bought turquoise marbleized paper, with gold and brown speckles on the cover. It’s a special bookbinding paper, and it’s beautiful if you ask me. The pages are 80 gram cream colored printing paper, perfect for simple daily writing and journaling. Probably I will want to write in […]

Restoring a Book from 1945

Restoring a Book from 1945

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle When I started to learn about book binding last semester I was told to bring an old vintage book to the class. A book that needed […]