Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A flock of birds to cheer up a gloomy February day. Clockwise, from top left: House Bird by Charles and Ray Eames, HiveModern; Eep Birds tea towel by Skinny, Three Potato Four; Whooper Swan Gray by Oiva Toikka, Unica Home; Red Bird Laundry Bag, French General; Nanbu Tekki paperweight, Tortoise; Parrot Corkscrew Waiter's Friend by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, Unica Home; Chick cheque book cover by Lotta Jansdotter; Green Birds on Flowers screenprint by Bernadette Sipkes of sugarloop, Etsy.
What started as a personal visual resource for Andrew Beccone when he was making fliers for his punk band has now become the Reanimation Library, a small independent library in Brooklyn. Its unique collection has been patiently built up from books found in thrift stores, stoop sales, or simply discarded by their owners. Recently the Reanimation Library began creating a browsable image archive online, which will now make a section of their collection available to anyone with web access. Have a look here. Via Boing Boing.