SPRING CLEANING: The Naked Binder...

Trying to figure ways to get the clutter out, I came across this site called THE NAKED BINDER. Simply LOVE IT! Crisp clean binders made from post consumer recycled product.... Did I say I was in love!? Ever the recycler that I am wonders why no one thought of this product sooner... At any rate, I ordered binders for my studio, and now count the hours for my shipment to come.

Above right are plain binders that you can cover as you wish -- just think of the possibilities for collage / alter books! There are also various colors and surface covers, I also choose a linen covered binder like the one featured in Better Homes & Gardens Jan-2011 issue, which is how I discovered the company.

You can see learn more about Fritz James (CEO) and the company's other archival products via the following links:


About Fritz and the company

Their Archival Product Line

(No, I am not a sells-man for the company. Just liked what I found and want to share with my friends in blogland :D).

Also available on the site is a blog . Found the following interesting article on recycled art: This Article is copied from Naked Binder blog. All images and text are their property:

June 19, 2009
Written By: Lefty

Tara Donavon is an amazing artist who uses found objects to create beautiful, ephemeral phenomena. Other people say: "For over a decade, American sculptor Tara Donovan has transformed huge volumes of everyday items into stunning works of phenomenal impact. Layered, piled, or clustered with an almost viral repetition, these products assume forms that both evoke natural systems and seem to defy the laws of nature."

While she is not recycling to make these, she is looking at things around her in a new way. Scotch tape, tooth picks,are all fodder for her art. Not to put too fine a point on this but looking at the world around you in new ways not only opens numerous possibilities, but makes your life a much more interesting place to be...

(Above images top: ceiling sculpture from Styrofoam cups; bottom: made from tooth picks.)

...FINALLY! Don't you feel just giddy with recycle ideas of your own? I confess I am feeling all paper-licious about now... So I started thumbing through "  Playing with Books."   A recent gift from a fellow artist. It's filled with imaginative paper projects... Just the ticket for the incurable paper-holic all ready to play!  ..... Mmmmmmm  dreaming of alter binders, organizing all my collage clippings....

Product Description

In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art.

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