Keeping Time

I stumbled onto the blog of Swedish photographer Hilda Grahnat yesterday while browsing some of my usual blog favourites. In addition to her lovely photography, Hilda also had a button to a small blog-shop where she sells homemade book-clocks out of previously loved vintage books.

Being the somewhat dorky librarian that I am, I was immediately intrigued by and enamoured with this idea, especially since the books she chose have such interesting and artistic covers. I love books in general (obviously!) and also have a near-obsessive affinity for other objects masquerading as books (i.e. clutches or totes), so naturally I was drawn to these fabulous little clocks.

The likelihood that I will be purchasing one, however, slightly slimmer. Why order something from Europe when I could potentially make it myself? With the plethora of homemade clocks on Etsy, it can't be that difficult? Or at least I hope not. In any case, I will be prowling the shelves of used bookstores around Ottawa to find a worthy candidate for my DIY version.


Anonymous said...

These are amazing!
They look quite hard to tell the time with though!
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Unknown said...

oh my goodness I LOVE those!

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

What an amazing idea! <3 I love them! Be sure to enter my £100 ASOS giveaway!

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Kelly-Ann Maddox said...

Beautiful, innovative and humorous.

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