04 December 2009

i thought this a misprint...



twelve hundred dollars. which threw my rolly chair from my drafting table all the way back to the bookshelf. which is something...really something...since i am very gentle 'round this desk of mine. my dad transformed it from old and throwaway-able to pure caramelized wood magic.

but then i saw the inside.





and then i understood. i got it. completely. this is not just a book. it is art.

but then i saw this.



oh, man. this takes wish to a whole new level.

the anthropologie sight, it goes without saying, is an utter marvel. as is ruth ashton, for sure.

10 comments:

Richie Designs said...

wow now THAT is a book!

Brandi said...

For a moment I thought to myself, there better be some real monsters inside that book if it costs so much. But oh my. I understand now. What a beautiful book to have an adventure with. If only I could spare such money.

The Lil Bee said...

Woah! I didn't realize it was so large until that last image. Can you imagine how fantastic it would be to receive that as a child? It's like Fantasia in book form or something!

Mamma said...

But where would you store it?

shellbell said...

gaaaaaaaaaasp! sigh, swoon, perish.

ps - i.anton's first name is irene. still could be a dude, i guess! i have a guy friend named jody, LOL

krista said...

i think my poor daughter would hate me if i bought this. because, more than likely, she wouldn't be allowed to touch it and i would ignore her requests to read stories together because i would be all entangled, limb after limb, in my own story.

Erimentha said...

thats a lot for a big big book!

:) ill stick with where the wild things are, hehe.

cute post! xo

ZDub said...

Oh my. That is indeed a BOOK.

I would need to see it first.

And also convince my husband to loan me the money. :)

mrs. darling said...

a book the size of a person? that might be one of my childhood dreams come true.

Di Overton said...

I can't help thinking this is more for adults than kids.