Gartenkultur Transforms Old Books Into Planters

Gartenkultur Transforms Old Books Into Planters

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Trent Johnson
May 6, 2010

What do you do with your old books? We generally donate them to the library the local thrift store. Here's another idea: how about turning them into pots for plants? This Italian project entitled Gartenkultur does just that—takes old books that would otherwise be discarded and turns them into functional pots for plants. These books, saved from the shredder, now serve as the container for new life.

A hole is cut first through the cover and then through the pages, which is then sealed with a sealant. It appears as though the bottoms contain a netting of sorts, but the details are sparse. Luckily, the photos are inspiring!

Gartenkulter via Designer Blog

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