Saturday, 11 September 2010

Book Swap #12: Askida


For the book swap, I created this spicy, Japanese stab binding book. The cover is recycled from a woven bamboo mat. I used 265gr. Canson Edition engraving paper for the 28 page text block. The binding is sewn with black organza ribbon. For the closure, I used a cinnamon stick and nutmeg end ribbon. The book measures 15cm x 15 cm. I made a envelope out of khaki linen to hold the book. --Askida

Visit Askida here: www.askida.etsy.com.

10 comments:

minus+minus said...

Love this! it is beautiful!!!

yobokitty said...

oh my goodness, i'll bet that book smells delicious!

KarleighJae said...

I can't wait to get this!! It's sitting in the post office just a hundred yards away and I have to wait until Monday to get it. :(

I'm so excited to see it (and smell it!) in person.

ASKIDA said...

:D so glad that you like it!
PS: it smells nutmeg more than cinnamon :)

PrairiePeasant said...

Most original, and looks fantastic!

Surfbunny said...

This is a great book, and your others are tremendous. You have much talent and I hope much success.

Duane @ Surfbunny

B├╝chertiger said...

Very beautiful! I just love this natural look

KarleighJae said...

I got it today and it looks and smells wonderful!

Beautiful work!! And I LOVE the paper inside and the little detailing you did. It was also wrapped so lovely. Thank you!! :)

linda said...

What a cool idea...love how it's all themed perfectly, very nice.

Pauline Paulette said...

I've always wondered ho to use this kind of mat for bookbinding, you've found an amazing solution, I love it! Great work