Book List: BiblioCraft

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The cover of this gorgeous new book; BiblioCraft written by Jessica Pigza and published by Abrams Books, immediately caught my eye. When I discovered that it is no ordinary craft book…but one that encourages creative projects inspired by vintage or long forgotten books from the library (or even your own bookshelf), I was captivated! BiblioCraft includes 20+ projects to get your creative ideas flowing, from some of my favorite designers (i.e. Heather Ross and Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney—just to name a couple). Every page is sure to be packed full of goodness.

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I have had a lifelong love affair with old books (creative end pages being a particular favorite of mine) and have spent countless hours of my life wandering the isles of libraries and used book stores with no motive other than to just see what inspiration lies in wait for me. So it goes without saying that I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of BiblioCraft!

If you’re interested too, BiblioCraft is available through Abrams Books and on Amazon.

All images from Abrams Books

Book List: Playful – Toys and Crafts Made by Hand

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My bloggy friend Merrilee Liddiard (Mermag is her fabulous blog) is one of the most brilliantly creative people I’ve ever met. She’s also incredibly kind and humble in person which makes her a triple threat (in the best of ways). I’d love to possess even one ounce of her seemingly limitless creative ingenuity. Luckily for us, Merrilee has packaged up some of her best and brightest craft ideas to share within the pages of her (just announced) first book, Playful: Toys and Crafts Made by Hand (coming this Fall 2014)! So exciting!

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I’m positively giddy to get my hands on a copy! Doesn’t it look like it’s going to be a gem! Read more of Merrilee’s story about her journey of writing her book over on her blog. And keep your eyes peeled for signs of Playful in bookstores this Fall!

Playful was created with a dream team: Published by Melanie Falick of STC Craft |  Photography by Nicole Gerulat | Styling by Meta from One More Mushroom | Wardrobe by Brittany Watson Jepsen from The House that Lars Built. All images from Mermag

Happy Friday

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Happy Friday friends! I just wanted to pop by quickly to wish you a lovely weekend and leave you with a peek at the prep for a project I’m planning on sharing with you next week (inspired by the gorgeous cover image from this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living). Have a bright weekend! xo Ez

Scout Magazine

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My bloggy friend Lisa Tilse from the always inspiring The Red Thread blog just published the first issue of Scout, a gorgeous new ad-free PDF-magazine filled to the brim with original projects and inspiration for the festive season. Every page is interactive with DIY projects to follow, products to buy, and more. I had the pleasure of reading the entire issue, and found myself oohing and ahing with each virtual page flip.

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The issue is available for download for $10 AUD (that’s about $9 USD), but Lisa is generously extending an exclusive discount for Creature Comforts readers! Use promo code: CC10 at checkout to receive 10% off your copy of Scout Magazine! Offer valid through 12/24. Get your copy of Scout: Issue One right here!

Be sure to follow Lisa on instagram and her blog for sneak peeks inside of Scout Magazine, and more creative inspiration. BLOG | INSTAGRAM | SHOP

The Creature Comforts’ Book List Group

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So a while back I asked you all for your advice on what book I should bring along with me on a cross-country trip I was taking. I knew you guys would pull through for me, but I had no idea just how many amazing books you would recommend! So many fantastic picks—thank you!!

So today I finally got my act together and updated my previously neglected Shelfari bookshelf, to include many of your recommended titles along with a few of my favorite picks, and my personal rating of the recommended titles that I’ve read so far. I’ve also started a fun and informal group for any of you who might be interested in talking about / discovering great new books to read. Come on over! I don’t get as much free time to read as I’d like (you might be in the same boat), but I’m always eager to add new picks to my must-read stack, and can’t wait to hear what you will recommend!

Stop on by The Creature Comforts Book List Group now and get started by sharing your top 5 faves! xo Ez