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Do-It-Yourself Doodler

Do-It-Yourself Doodler
$7  Buy Link Hat Tip View

David Jablow was given a doodle pad with each page containing a suggestive outline of a woman. Instead of feeling constrained, he took it as an opportunity to be creative. More here. He’s also selling some of the original sketches.

63 Stars
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The Hot Sauce Cookbook

The Hot Sauce Cookbook
~$12  Buy Hat Tip View

There’s nothing quite like foods that make you sweat. With the help of this manual, you’ll be creating homemade versions of popular hot sauces and salsas, as well as cooking meals with about 50 recipes you can make with them.

16 Stars
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Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Why Didn’t I Think of That?
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There’s much to be said about thinking out of the box, but sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. Anthony Rubino Jr. compiled 101 inventions that required no expensive research or complex experimentation to develop.

14 Stars
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Bloom Bookcase

Bloom Bookcase

Design firm Raw Edges came up with this loom-based design to show off Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists series. By displaying the books floating at different heights it encourages viewers to explore each work individually.

3 Stars
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Sorted Books

Sorted Books

A 176-page compilation of some of artist Nina Katchadourian’s funny and poignant photo essays. She goes through book collections both private and public, forming poems out of book titles. Also available from Chronicle Books.

14 Stars
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Matchbook

Matchbook
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Mumbai designer Shahid Datawala captured images of over 500 unique matchbox labels and assembled them into this compilation of one of India’s more unusual artforms. The book itself looks like a giant matchbox.

6 Stars
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Boox Book Display Case

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~$80-$250  Buy Link Hat Tip View

We’ve seen a way to put your favorite t-shirts on display. Boox does that for books. Available in three sizes, it’s a glass case with squishy rubber orbs that hold an opened book in place.

19 Stars
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Beautiful Whale

Beautiful Whaleplay video
~$30  Buy Link Hat Tip View

Bryant Austin has won international acclaim for his extensive collection of large and detailed photographs of whales. He shares some of those images in his coffee table book Beautiful Whale. See sample images on io9.

16 Stars
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The Book of Impossible Objects

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$20  Buy Link View

For kids and kids at heart, Klutz’ Book of Impossible Objects offers 25 fun and mind-bending illusions and tricks. Our favorite – the stare-o-saurus, a dinosaur whose eyes remain fixed on yours.

18 Stars
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Lumio Lamp

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$95+  Pledge View

Lumio borrows from the form of a book. Its body is made of Tyvek, while the cover is made of wood with neodymium magnets inside. The lamp also has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours.

6 Stars
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Otaku Spaces

Otaku Spaces
~$15  Buy Hat Tip View

Patrick W. Galbraith’s fascinating look inside Otaku culture, which is best described as a combination of avid collecting, hoarding, and some sort of an OCD. Features interviews with 15 of these über-fans.

9 Stars
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Hate Mail

Hate Mailplay video

(NSFW: Language) Illustrator Mr. Bingo creates nasty postcards with randomly hateful messages on them and mails them out to victims selected by his customers. Now available in book form.

38 Stars
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Finding Trust

Finding Trustplay video
$1+  Pledge Hat Tip View

Annie Marie Musselman captured amazing photos of the furry and feathered friends she met working at Sarvey Wildlife Rehab Center Her upcoming book introduces us to these brave animals (and humans).

21 Stars
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Book Binder

Book Binder
$70  Buy Hat Tip View

Christoffer Martens’ Book Binder are the only pair of bookends we’ve seen that lets you organize books even without a bookshelf. It’s made of lacquered wood or raw oak and an elastic textile band.

11 Stars
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Darkened Cities

Darkened Cities
$50  Buy Hat Tip View

Thierry Cohen’s Villes éteintes are images of clear night skies superimposed over cities from the same latitude, simulating what urban landscapes might look like without light pollution. More retailers here.

20 Stars
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Dangerous Books for Boys

Dangerous Books for Boys
$15/ea.  Buy View

These vintage-inspired books Things to Do and Things to Know are loaded with tips for boys of all ages, such as making your own battery, learning spy cyphers, how to juggle and even dog tricks.

20 Stars
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Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, these charming picture book illustrations would be a perfect way for the kiddies of Westeros to learn the house sigils and words.

21 Stars
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The Book of Known Knowledge

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$19  Buy Link Hat Tip View

(NSFW: Language) From America’s Finest News Source comes the only book you’ll ever need. The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: buy it or remain an idiot forever. Sample entries here and here.

13 Stars
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