"I invented a desk in which the books I had to study were arranged in order at the beginning of each term… after the minutes allowed for dressing had elapsed, a click was heard and the first book to be studied was pushed up from a rack below the top of the desk, thrown open, and allowed to remain there the number of minutes required. Then the machinery closed the book and allowed it to drop back into its stall, then moved the rack forward and threw up the next in order, and so on, all the day being divided according to the times of recitation, and time required and allotted to each study."
John Muir’s Clockwork Study Desk | Wisconsin Historical Society
(Source: Flickr / vige)
The Great Wall | Guy Laramee
Let’s look at some more of this gorgeous nonsense. Hot damn.
Biblios | Guy Laramee
Such a brilliant idea, and definitely one I’d like to steal for my own nefarious purposes- the idea of Linking Books carved to look like their respective Ages seems pretty keen.
Hand-bound leather books by Benjamin Castro
Benjamin Castro is pretty local to where I live, so I have definitely considered tracking him down and stealing his mad book-binding skills.
…Or commissioning him. Whichever’s easier.