[Art]ifact: Re-Recognizing the Essentials of Products

Earlier tonight I was browsing around Skylight Books when I ran across this amazing book called [Art]ifact. The book features amazing products that were inspired by everyday, mundane objects, but have been designed to be beautiful or interesting objects. There things like glasses inspired by the bottom of a water bottle, or a vase that’s shaped like a galosh, or a memory stick that you wear like jewelry.

I’ve seen a lot of the things in the book on random blogs over the last few years, but it’s nice to have all of these great ideas packaged into one awesome book. Of note, the cover is made of sandpaper, with an acetate dust jacket over the top of it, so you don’t scratch the hell out of your hands.

The book is published by the awesome folks over at viction:ary, but I suggest you buy it from Amazon for $13.63 cheaper.


4 Comments [Art]ifact: Re-Recognizing the Essentials of Products

  1. alison December 1, 2007 at 6:45 AM

    very cute blog. in a sea of very cute blogs… it stands out. all my favorite things.


  2. Bobby S. December 2, 2007 at 10:52 PM

    Thanks Alison!

  3. charles December 4, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    it’s nice to see someone appreciates something from the more eclectic selection i’ve tried to create for our art & design books here at Skylight. however, it is a little sad to see that the irony of recommending a purchase from Amazon at the end of this post seems to be completely lost. if everyone took your advice on this kind of thing there would be no local bookstore where you can walk in, pick up the book and actually experience the sandpaper cover, peruse the inside, and decide that the ‘[Art]ifcact’ collection is worth writing a blog about. just something to consider.

  4. Bobby S. December 4, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Charles: I totally agree with you on this one. I honestly didn’t think about it in that way, either.

    Personally, I don’t ever really buy any books online, especially when I have Skylight and Secret Headquarters so close to me.

    But I also figure that a lot of people don’t have amazing bookstores so close to them, and that maybe shopping online for books like that may be the only way to get it.

    Either way, I’m agreeing with you. I totally believe in supporting local businesses as much as possible, which is why I’m in your store constantly buying magazines, haha.

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