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DIY: Vintage Garden Book as iPad Cover

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DIY: Vintage Garden Book as iPad Cover

Christine Chang Hanway July 13, 2012

Luddites with furtive iPad addictions, take note: Canadian artist Sally Scott, cofounder of soon to launch Shim Shim Co. and one of the most creative women we know, has created an iPad cover from an old gardening book.

This will keep your secret safe from everyone, thieves included. “I leave this on the front seat of my car all the time,” Scott says, “Who’s going to steal an Englishwoman’s book about gardening?”

N.B. For more creative projects from Sally Scott, see An Instant Guest Bedroom—Made from Canvas.

Above: Scott's iPad sits neatly within the hardcover of a quaint vintage book titled "The Englishwoman's Garden."

Above: Using a book that is only slightly thicker than an iPad, Scott cut through the pages to form a supportive cradle for the iPad.

Above: With a cover like this, you might even forget you were even using an iPad.

Above: Scott cut a few strategic slits in the book cover enabling her to thread a ribbon through. The ribbon is glued down for stability.

Above: Scott threads the ribbon through a slit in the spine of the book and ties a knot to anchor the ribbon.

Above: The ribbon is threaded through back to the outside of the book on both sides.

Above: When not in use, the ribbon ties the book covers together.

Above: The old-fashioned quality of the book cover belies the advanced modern technology that sits on the inside.

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