Thursday, August 16, 2012

One Year of Handmade Books

Today is my 39th birthday and day #1 in a one year commitment to enable the creation of 2,080 new handmade books before my 40th birthday (one for each week I will have been alive).  To start, I am going to launch the following three experiments in handmade bookmaking:



BookmakingKit.com is a simple and inexpensive kit that allows anybody to create a customized and original handmade book in minutes.

Cook Like a Grandma is an experiment in crowdsourcing content to create an enormous collection of recipes that allow Grandmothers to be remembered "the way that they want to be remembered."  These recipes can be used to create a customized cookbook that you can keep in the kitchen or give as a gift.

The Good Food Workbook is a customizable collection of recipes and activities that help students identify their local food resources and the best ways to bring good food into their families lives.