Sunday, November 7, 2010

Concrete Books!

An unexpected package from Richard Taylor of Flat Earth Designs came the other week. At first glance, a box of vintage books. Only after picking them up did I realize they're made of concrete!
As usual, the detail is amazing - from binding cord to layers of "pages."

If you're wondering, they aren't heavy because, except for the smallest one, they're hollowed out to reduce the weight. Richard has also created them in various colors to even further simulate the appearance of leather. I'm guessing they're going to be popular at Round Top this coming spring. To see other books, go here.

On another note, keep your eye out for more of Richard's pieces in the next year. Where? At none other than Pottery Barn.


Hill Country House Girl said...

Hi Michelle
I LOVE these books! I collect antique stone books which are pretty hard to find. These are great looking! So you think he will have them at Round Top in the spring? Does he sell them now? Hope all is good in your world! Ann

Kathy said...

These are a must have for me. Thanks for sharing.....K
P.S. Looking forward to the Pottery Barn debut!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness. These pieces are amazing, and I can't wait to visit the site! Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

Karena said...

Michelle very cool to use as bookends for real books!!


Art by Karena

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

These are so cool- thanks for sharing!

Jane K. Schott said...

Really fabulous...but can't wait for Round do we find these now?

pve design said...

I think one of my sons would love this - more heavy reading ~
very clever concrete!

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all the comments. Richard sells wholesale but I'll ask him which stores are carrying the books. Karena - love the idea to use them as bookends.

Kristin Forbes-Mullane said...

very cool! I want some!

Debra Phillips said...

aren't they amazing michelle?

my new order arrived and was beside myself. he never ceases to amaze, richard is a genius!

we even hung some on the walls in the shop, the look of surprise on clients faces was priceless

Patrice said...

That's it! I am officially smitten with these things now!


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