Monday, November 8, 2010

Wooden Book Covers by Lacuna Works

To call these books stunning would be an understatement. They have an elegance and lineage which only wood can have. Let me introduce to you Lacuna on etsy whose work this is. On her Etsy home page this artist from Portugal says "If you appreciate handmade objects with soul and history, you are in the right place. Here, antique wood and recycled paper find a new platform for unexpected coexistence. Transformed and bound together, they create a special space for your words, images, or sketches."
"I search for pieces of damaged, antique furniture that have already served for generations and are destined to be burned or demolished. I keep them and I carefully work them into the format of a book cover. I use the beautiful and rich wood for my carving or I complete it with authentic accents).Each cover is unique and one of a kind." Lacuna Works

All books are hand bound by coptic stitch using mostly recycled paper as reutilization is base of Lacuna's philosophy.

If you want to order your own wooden book check her etsy and if you want to see more of her work see her flickr.

6 comments:

Rekha said...

hey, this is one awesome post, amazing talent out there, really creative.

GB said...

Her work is gorgeous, on so many levels! thanks for sharing vineeta!

lilasvb said...

very nice, so luxueux

Kamini said...

The wood and metal ones are fabulous! Such creativity! Amazing!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Super Fab.

Emreen said...

Awesome work.... Her customized work is gorgeous...!!!