So I have noticed that trendy young things seem to enjoy taking old, unwanted things and making them into equally old, but significantly more wanted things…this is called upcycling, or repurposing, amongst those in the know. Today I offer you the chance to indulge in enjoyable consumerism, participate in the upcycling trend, and help a charity, all at the same time!
I present, therefore, Rebound Books (http://www.reboundbooks.com/) – an Australian company that upcycles, repurposes and pretties up old books into other useful things, like photo albums, sketchbooks and journals. And best of all, purchases in their shop raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a worthy cause if ever there was one.
My favourite product line from this shop is the 2013 journal (example pictured above) which includes the following, according to their website:
- all the original book pages from a Little Golden Book
- our own diary design with one week to an opening and a facing blank page (detail in the photo below)
- the Auslan alphabet
- a 2013 and 2014 year planner
- a placemarker ribbon woven in Melbourne
- only vegetable-based inks printed onto 100% recycled Australian-made paper
- a full carbon offset for the printing
- a POCKET made with 100% recycled Australian-made card stock
Honestly, what more could one want?
But for those still greedy for more upcycled, repurposed, book-related, eye candy, you may want to visit re.Create Designs’ pinboard, books redone, and marvel at their collection of books enjoying paradise in the afterlife:
Until next time,