Tyler Bender is Back!!: The talented rebuilder of vintage books into blank journals. Plus, unimportant things that make me happy

Tyler Bender is back
After a year long hiatus, talented Tyler Bender is back just in time for holiday shopping. Who isn’t looking for environmentally friendly, hand-made, and affordable gifts? Everyone I know is and Tyler Bender’s work fits the bill and then some.

TYLER BENDER BOOK CO. is a one-person workshop specialized in rebuilding vintage books into blank journals. Additional precycled materials are always used whenever possible. Visit his shop soon. I know he sells out very quickly.

Since then readers have emailed me looking for him. It took him a little while to recoup after the massive demand for his creative journals, but thank goodness he’s back! Check out Tyler’s shop for some great gifts. My favorite are featured above!

Tyler says that he came back for the fans,  “I missed being a part of the craft community!  The whole process of making and selling stuff is very rewarding”. He told me that he knows he won’t make books forever, but it is the beginning of something much greater.  He plans to “keep moving in that direction to find out what that is”.  One day he envisions building recycled houses…I just can’t wait to live in one!!

*Hijiri of Heartfish just tagged me to list 6 unimportant things that make me happy and then tag 5 other bloggers to do the same.

  1. When my husband and I get off the subway after work we call each other and whoever is at home first comes out and meets the other halfway down the block and we run to each other like movie people in a meadow but with our pitbull pulling us.
  2. going out for dinner
  3. checking email
  4. Having free time to day dream and draw
  5. Taking in my surroundings

I’m going to tag: Design is Mine, Treasuring, Treatzone, A Print a day, and Frolic