Saturday 30 April 2016

Literary Trumps needs your help

Another quick mention for one of the Shedworking staff's side projects (which features at least one shedworker in Virginia Woolf). It's a crowdfunded Trumps game focusing on writers, their quotability, their literary prizes, their major works, and, naturally, their speed. You can find out more (and pledge) at the Unbound site which is publishing it.

Monday 25 April 2016


En bokhylla bör framför allt annat vara funktionell, men ibland kan funktionen överskugga utseendet. Arch har en avskalad form som tar möbeln tillbaka till dess väsentlighet, ett bärande plan, varpå en enkel estetik applicerats i form av klassiskt böjträ. En hylla som lär följa med från hem till hem.

Friday 22 April 2016

Shakespeare 'digital library' wallpaper

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Vodafone and the British Library have made some of the earliest and rarest editions of Shakespeare's plays available to all, allowing people to download the Bard's most popular works from specially-designed wallpaper featuring virtual library bookshelves.

The pop-up Digital Library is providing new access to free digital copies of the quartos by allowing people to simply scan the QR codes printed on the virtual books as the 'digital library' tours the UK. The wallpaper will also provide digital links through to the British Library's Discovering Literature website (, revealing more about the world of Shakespeare and his plays, from King Lear and madness to the violence of Romeo & Juliet and the life of the Bard himself.

The Digital Library's first official appearance will be as part of the St George's Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square on 23 April, open to the public from midday until 6pm but, in order to share the quartos with a broader audience around the UK, from 25 April the Digital Library will be taken on a tour of cities and rural locations, including Birmingham, Penzance and Silchester.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey fort

An Oxfam bookshop in Swansea has been inundated with so many copies of the erotic novel that they’ve started begging women to stop bringing them in. The shop now has so many copies of the book, they’ve built a fort out of them.

Monday 18 April 2016

Sigurður Guðmundsson's Mountain

The layering of vertical and horizontal lines depicts a certain process from a natural foundation to the man who has created his cultural products: rocks, turf, man, shoes, bread and books.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

New reading scheme will support young people's mental health

"At a time when 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health issue, public libraries across England are today launching a scheme to support them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Reading Well for young people is part of the hugely successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme and will provide 13-18 year-olds with high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, like bullying and exams."
More details at The Reading Agency