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The World’s First Mobile Library; A ‘Jacobean Kindle’ December 11, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding, Content, mobile libraries, product design, Special Collections

The year was 1617. William Hakewill MP commissioned it to give as a gift to a friend. And it just might be the first mobile library. The Jacobean miniature travelling library consisted of 50 gold-tooled vellum-bound miniature books contained in a wooden case that resembled a large folio. Inside there were three shelves for the books. The inside cover was an illuminated table of contents. The subject matter covered history, poetry, theology and philosophy and included works by Cicero, Virgil,…

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Small is Beautiful: The Work of L. Delaney November 5, 2014 – Posted in: book design, Content

A dollhouse without books is like a miniature room without windows! Books add life and character to a room! There isn’t a miniature scene that a book would not look fantastic in—libraries, studies, attics, bedrooms, living rooms… Her moniker is: Miniatures for the Well-Appointed Dollhouse! L. Delaney has had the doll bug since she was a child. She was always bothered by the combination of inconsistent quality and the high prices of dollhouse accessories then one Christmas…

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Books in the hands of Shannon Moore September 29, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, books in design, Content

Mini Bookroom Since the 1970’s Shannon Moore has been making small things. Furniture, containers, various scenes and books have all fallen under her miniaturist touch.  Here’s a taste: Bookbox: Golden Home 9 1/8″ x 7 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ Inside view of Golden Home Bookbox: Blue Britannica. 11 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 11 1/8″ And check out the jewel called The Potting Shed, it’s a biblio-diorama!  side view rear view front view Moore’s website where there…

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The Really Small World of Tim Sidford August 30, 2014 – Posted in: books in design, Content, Interior Design

  We all know good things come in small packages but British artist Tim Sidford takes the cake with his meticulous miniature interiors.  Bordering on unbelievable, Sidford recreates the stuff that dreams are made of within the smallest of structures. Here’s his take on his “bonkers hobby of creating miniature interiors”: I love the drama of many historic interiors. Creating these models helps allows me to indulge my ‘inner designer’! The rooms are constructed from wood and…

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Library in a Tin Can February 7, 2013

The challenge:  Do something cool with an Altoid Tin Can for the Wicked Vices Altered Tin Swap on craftster.org. And that is just what Tara Fields did by creating this mini-library! Enjoy! and as with any good bookcase one needs a place to keep the skulls 🙂 More photos at:Tiny Library Filled with Wee Books and a Deep, Dark, Secret. | craftser.org

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