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Todd McLellan: Disassembled / Things Come Apart

Photographer Todd McLellan has been on my mind ever since I saw this post on making an Inventor’s Box: a collection of tools and second-hand electronics for kids to disassemble, organiz...

Oliver Jeffers, butcher, baker, picture book maker

Author of so many lovely children’s books, including Lost and Found, The Heart and The Bottle, How to Catch a Star, and our favorite, The Incredible Book Eating Boy... This is Oliver Jeffers, butcher...

Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Paper doesn’t require any special equipment—“All you have to do is sit down, cut paper out, and score it, bend it, and glue it.”  A beautiful Herman Miller interview with designer (and paper engineer/ artist/ sc...

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water)

Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book....

Milk + Bookies: Read, Give, Grow

A non-profit organization focused on literacy promotion and service learning, Milk + Bookies helps facilitate birthday parties, class projects and other events where kids can donate new or ge...

Paragliding Above Extreme Desert Sands

Using his paraglider, photographer George Steinmetz flies above some of the most diverse and extreme deserts in the world… sand dunes, volcanic peaks, brightly colored hot springs, ancie...

Behind the scenes at Tartine Bread

This Chronicle Books video features Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, and the author of Chronicle’s Tartine Bread, published in 2010:   To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, ...

Magic Moving Images

A little tour of the book Magic Moving Images by Colin Ord. From the archives: optical toys and more scanimation videos.

Much Better Now

Written, directed and animated by Philipp Comarella and Simon Griesser, Much Better Now is the story of how a bookmark finds adventure in an open book.

Joel Sartore‘s Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

From photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiversity Project, a video to promote his book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, which beautifully showcases species that are in danger of disappearing in Ame...

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of 2012's Oscar nominees for best Animated Short Film. (Update: It won!) We really, really enjoyed this. You can read more about its inspirations (Buster Keato...

A bookshop comes alive at night: The Joy of Books

“The Joy of Books” is a wonderful stop-motion animation in which the books in a small bookshop come alive at night. The animation is by Sean Ohlenkamp and quite a large number of volunteer book wranglers. It was ...

Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree

Written (and narrated) by Shel Silverstein, a ten minute animated short of a classic story: The Giving Tree, from OpenCulture: Back in 1964, Shel Silverstein wrote The Giving Tree, a widely loved children’s book writt...

Andrew Zuckerman’s Bird

Though we’re familiar with Andrew Zuckerman's work — we've put together his Creature puzzle many times — this two year old Bird book promo video was new to us. It’s a great introduc...

Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface in slow motion

This video has no sound and that’s a good thing; Jell-O dropping onto a flat surface in slow motion needs nothing else to be entertaining. Slo-mo Jello videos aren’t rare on YouTube, but this one was made ...

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