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Japanese Artist Monde's Amazing Bookends

Edited By: Jake Ramirez
 There are many of us that enjoy a good book, but hardly any thought is ever given to bookends and what they look like. Tokyo-based designer, Monde, is not like everyone else. He's found a way to use bookends as tools for transporting bookworms to another world. He has called his project "bookshelf dioramas", referencing the fact that he turned bookends into miniature models. Take a look at this glorious art project:  
 
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Monde first introduced his dioramas at Design Festa, an international design show. 
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This wooden model can fit snugly between two paperbacks and even has its own lights. 
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These beautiful bookends are the culmination of many attempts and much effort by Monde to realize his vision. 
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His inspiration came from Tokyo, thinking that it would be interesting to depict its alleyways in the gaps between the books themselves. 
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Yet another bookend inspired by the urban landscape of Tokyo. 
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These bookends go at either end of a row of books and depict street scenes from Tokyo. 
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 “It (the aforementioned Design Festa) was the first time that the work had echoed so far. I made a thing that I would like to make in a small way, not only in Japan, but also for people overseas such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada,” Monde said about his creations. 
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Monde also admitted being taken aback by the reaction to his project.
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He now takes orders for his "back alley bookshelves" via direct message on Twitter
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