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Books are escapes to faraway lands for many of us, but for mixed-media artist Guy Laramee, they are the lands. His collection, "Guan Yin," features books carved into varied landscapes, a reaction to 2011's devastating tsunami in Japan.

In other news, a new crop of websites is offering fame for unknown artists and garages get a homey makeover. Check out the headlines after the jump.

Carved Up Books Become Tsunamis, Volcanoes and Caves | Co.Design
Web Sites Illuminate Unknown Artists | New York Times
6 Incredible Garage Conversions | Houzz

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