Here at Flavorpill, we love books. Actual books, that is! And as much as we claim that the reason we can’t bear to read a book on an iPad or Kindle is because of how much we love the smell and feel of actual pages (we do, we do!), our resistance to the digital age has just as much to do with the idea that we won’t retire in a mansion with thousands of books lining our walls, because all of our books (we will still have thousands, we expect) will be digital. Well, we’re starting to see the light at the end of that tunnel. For all you e-reader aficionados out there who miss the way real books looked strewn artfully about your house, may we present Italian artist Emanuela Ligabue’s fake book series as a totally legitimate home design technique. Ligabue paints plain wooden blocks with simple, elegant designs to turn them into books of her own imagining, which we think would look beautiful on a coffee table, in a kitchen, or hey — even cozied up next to those relics you call real books. Click through to see some of Ligabue’s fake book designs and see more of her work at her website.
[via Swiss Miss]