Sites We Like

Sites We Like: Finky Made This

There’s a big, wonderful world of bookish websites out there. In this column, we point you to some of our favorites.

For those who still believe it’s a travesty to turn an old book into a new object, there is but one truth: denial is not just a river in Egypt. For the rest of us, there’s a bookternet (h/t @rachelfersh for the new vocab) teeming with gorgeous art that makes old books new again. One of my favorite sites, which even has its own Etsy store, is Finky Made This. It’s not updated terribly often, but the paper and book-inspired crafts are always original and fun to check out. Here are a few highlights.

In the most recent project, The Wind in the Willows gets bent.

wind in the willows

 

Here’s a garland made from a comic book.

comic book garland

 

It’s book o’clock!

book clock

 

Old school meets new school in this carved-out-book ereader case.

ebook book holder

 

Everything’s coming up (paper) roses. Or carnations. Whatever.

flowering book

 

Have grown-up snack time with these Room cookies.

room cookies