B:Read!

Bruneians: Read! Face a Book that isn't Facebook!

4 notes & comments

rolluptheclouds:

(via 世田谷ものづくり学校 - Internet Archive Wayback Machine of a page from Ikejiri Institute of Design website - probably moved to here)
I saw this image floating around on Tumblr without a source and decided to investigate.
As far as I can tell, it seems to be a solo installation called “NUMABOOKFACE” by an art collective called Nam, which was later recreated in a more mobile form (Cool Hunting calls it a “pop-up shop”): 

The installations were located at Ikejiri Institute of Design in 2011. Nam elaborates on the concept:

Moreover, what unique about this bookshop is not only the face-shaped display by NAM but also that the “numabooks” will select the books for each customer on the basis of the answer he/she gave to the question “Please tell me about yourself” and will send the selected books to them after the exhibition.

(Full post here)

rolluptheclouds:

(via 世田谷ものづくり学校 - Internet Archive Wayback Machine of a page from Ikejiri Institute of Design website - probably moved to here)

I saw this image floating around on Tumblr without a source and decided to investigate.

As far as I can tell, it seems to be a solo installation called “NUMABOOKFACE” by an art collective called Nam, which was later recreated in a more mobile form (Cool Hunting calls it a “pop-up shop”): 

NUMABOOKFACE pop-up exhibition from the blog of NAM collective, 2011

The installations were located at Ikejiri Institute of Design in 2011. Nam elaborates on the concept:

Moreover, what unique about this bookshop is not only the face-shaped display by NAM but also that the “numabooks” will select the books for each customer on the basis of the answer he/she gave to the question “Please tell me about yourself” and will send the selected books to them after the exhibition.

(Full post here)

(via bookwreck)

3,300 notes & comments

If someone reads fewer books than you do, it does not make them less intelligent than you. It does not even make them a worse reader. If someone reads different types of books than you do, it doesn’t make them a bad reader, either. It just means they are a different human being than you.
from Pages Ain’t Nothing But a Number (or, Let’s All Stop Judging People By How Much They Read) by Jill Guccini (via bookriot)

(via theunhiplibrarian)