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Art doesn’t belong in a museum; it belongs in your living room! Case in point: Paperblanks Memento Boxes.

Art doesn’t belong in a museum; it belongs in your living room! Case in point: Paperblanks Memento Boxes.

#ProTip: Clear your schedule at least once a day for you and a journal.

#ProTip: Clear your schedule at least once a day for you and a journal.

#Einstein’s brilliant words & ideas. Touch them, be in awe, be INSPIRED.

#Einstein’s brilliant words & ideas. Touch them, be in awe, be INSPIRED.

Another reason why #SummerIsTheBest? Writing on the beach.

Another reason why #SummerIsTheBest? Writing on the beach.

sexycodicology:

Amazing manuscript in the shape of the fleur-de-lis. It is a Book of Hours for the use of Rome, made circa 1555.

(Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, fonds L’Escalopier 022)

Only like to write or draw in a particular-sized journal? There’s a format for that.

Only like to write or draw in a particular-sized journal? There’s a format for that.

Love love love LOVE what we’ve got planned for Fall releases. (Can’t wait to show you.)

Love love love LOVE what we’ve got planned for Fall releases. (Can’t wait to show you.)

ted:

For seven days, designer Cristina Vanko wrote every single one of her text messages in calligraphy. The project started as a way to force herself to master calligraphy, but soon changed the way she looked at communicating with the people in her life. Think you could do it too? 

Watch her TEDxUofChicago talk on the project here»

erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

artemisdreaming:

Selexyz-Dominicanen, Maastricht, Netherlands: Dominican Bookstore, Maastricht - Panoramic photo by Steve Vogel

Description from: 360cities.net “Dating back to the 13th century, the structure was a Dominican church until Maastricht was invaded by Napoleon in 1794. Since then, it has been briefly used as a parish, then a warehouse, city archive, but it was also used for car shows, parking bicycles, flower exhibitions, and boxing matches and finally made over into a bookstore.