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heart book box

by Talia Halliday $55.00

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A Tome For Your Tokens

Taking a page from the great romance novels, Talia Halliday's charming box lets you give your heart to your favorite bookworm or stow your treasures in a literary vessel. A heart cutout in the pages breathes new life into well-loved library books, while the antiqued covers bring a touch of Old World appeal–whether they're holding jewelry on your dresser or tucked inside your bookshelf holding hidden valuables. Handmade in Indiana.

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archival paste, vintage books, library card, double-sided tape
Will vary; Average size: 9" L x 6.5" W x 1.5" H
Care: vintage books can be delicate, handle with care
  • the maker

Talia Halliday

Transforming once loved and now torn, tattered, and discarded books into lovely objects to admire and accessorize is an art that breathes passion into artist Talia Halliday. That art also breathes life back into these otherwise "trashed" books to turn them into a piece of art. Halliday hopes to bring back the book itself (the tangible tactile book with beautiful covers and illustrations and impeccable bindings) as an object of beauty and art, not one simply to be lost due to the invention of the e-reader. Sorting through discarded books in her local library Halliday is able to find the most resplendent tomes littering the tables, left behind and forgotten by the world. These books hold so much history, so much love, and so much knowledge. The title of the book most often dictates what will be carved from inside and what the book will now become as a piece of art. Halliday keeps the integrity of the book intact as much as possible, because, after all, her goal is to bring back the book as an art form. Talia Halliday began the journey into altered book forms by first resuscitating life back into rejected text books in the school system. She used these text books with her then-students and allowed them to turn them into their own pieces of art by filling the pages with their own poetry and artwork. From there she really started to admire the beauty of the book itself (though she has always been a book lover) and began to mourn the loss of the Book due to the development of the e-reader. So, instead of filling the pages of the discarded books over-filling her library's shelves with more words, she began to turn those books into pieces of art for everyone to carry around or simply sit on their shelf for all to admire. collection

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