Comments on: Jardin de la Connaissance http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 12 May 2014 22:50:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Kaely http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-419638 Kaely Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:54:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-419638 Yeah, this makes me feel really sad. And also I can help but imagine the smell. Wet book mildew smell reminds me of cleaning up after hurricanes.

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By: jill http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418378 jill Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:29:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418378 It is quite thought provoking and beautiful, but sad if they were boks that could be used… But I love art with unexpected material. I cannot wait to show it to my teenagers to see what they think, thank you for this!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418339 Koseli Cummings Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:05:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418339 “Books breeding life” is beautiful, Carter.

Last year, I put a massive pile of books in front of our stoop for any passerby to grab and keep for free, but I had forgotten to check the weather. Not every book was taken, so, after a rainy night, there was pulp and pages splattered all over sidewalk. It was devastating to me. They were books I’d loved. Ugh, I felt awful.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418337 Carter Higgins Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418337 I am a book fanatic. And a once upon a time librarian. And I love this. I agree with Sara…there’s something somewhat un-language-able about it.

Books breeding life is a pretty beautiful sentiment. And picture!

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418255 Heather Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:39:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418255 It makes me sad to see books that no one can ever read.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418201 Amy Hackworth Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:33:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418201 Do the decaying books stress us out? You know us so well, Koseli! But somehow, this time, they don’t. I think it’s beautifully somber.

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By: Tracy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418169 Tracy Fri, 07 Dec 2012 03:45:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418169 The images really inspire the imagination with stories of ferry worlds, but they also remind me of a news story I heard tonight about bed bugs being found in public library books. When I think of that and look at these pictures, it kind of makes my skin crawl…

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By: Nora http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-418058 Nora Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:49:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-418058 Do the decaying books stress me out? Oh yes they do! There is something sad and strange about this…like Grey Gardens. Not right.

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By: Sara @ What About Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417912 Sara @ What About Sara Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:14:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417912 I really love this, but I can’t verbalize why – I just can’t find the words.

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By: Katherine | Gathered Heart http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417898 Katherine | Gathered Heart Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:50:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417898 These photos make me feel so sad… I don’t know if I can even explain it. Books are meant to be read, loved, pondered over coffee, shared with friends. I collect them and have some well over 100 years old that I have read and loved. Is this really the future of my beloved books?

The entire concept, to have books decay and become one with nature, it just seems so… unnatural.

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417891 Jess Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:37:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417891 NO NO NO! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!

As a librarian I am just heartbroken.

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By: Chelly http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417889 Chelly Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:34:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417889 I agree, as a Librarian I am appalled, as an artist I see the beauty in the photographs. The fact the they introduced the mushrooms and the moss, instead of simply letting them find their way to the books sort of undermines the idea that they would naturally become part of the forest! Not to mention that many modern books have chemicals and other unnatural and potentially toxic things in them that are now potentially endangering this forest.

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By: Stoich91 http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417861 Stoich91 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:09:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417861 They should be doing this with sculptures of biodegradable TRASH, not books! :( If these books were never going to be used again (eg. volumes of pointless out of date college textbooks…UGH), I could see how this might be a good idea.

However, I think every book has a purpose, even until its end. These could be donated to kids in first world Countries, for whom even owning a book (in a different language?) would mean something special.

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417849 Jenni Bailey Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:48:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417849 It makes me a bit sad, actually. I get an apocalyptic vibe from it. Like, have we give up on real books? Are we ready to live in a Jetson-style, all-digital world? Are we just sending all our good stuff off and waiting for the end? I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing (not all art has to be about happiness and good feelings – discomfort is a legitimate goal as well) but I don’t think I’d install something like this in my own backyard.

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By: ambika http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417828 ambika Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:16:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417828 Even though I’m totally OCD, I find this so charming.

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By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417816 Angela Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:54:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417816 I love it – and I don’t. The photos are lovely. I wonder about the reality – is there a smell? Small creature infestation? Etc. I am a teacher & freely admit that I TREASURE books – all of them. I dislike everything about our disposable culture (well, maybe I am okay with Starbucks cups… :>). Beautiful photos, though.

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By: Ariana {And Here We Are...} http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417813 Ariana {And Here We Are...} Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:49:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417813 Oh, I love it! I think it’s really beautiful, especially with the moss and mushrooms.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/jardin-de-la-connaissance/comment-page-1/#comment-417804 Sarah Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:24:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26137#comment-417804 i do remember being worried about the rain, but now… i love it! it kind of makes me feel like books and words are really a part of us, totally natural – as opposed to an E-book, which is ultimately just toxic waste (not to be dramatic, but…!).

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