|Red No. 6|
After leaving Fourth Street in Berkeley, Monday, I made one stop before going to CODEX. I have started a new collection of Trader Joe's bags, you know, the ones that are plastic and cost $1.00.
Different areas have different bags. Brian Kasstle turned me onto the fact that somewhere right around Thanksgiving Trader Joe's has bags from different areas at your local store. I guess they bring together the ones that have not sold and sell them as a package. I will hit the store to find out when the time comes. I have an idea for these bags but will have to wait to see if it will work as I need a variety of local ones.
Well, all week I have wanted to talk more about CODEX and now I can. I had to finish the day's trip in order. CODEX was all that I had heard about and more. For book lovers it is amazing. All books are handmade whether it is the binding or the guts of the book. I was in heaven from the moment I walked in the door. I was soaking wet but happy to be there. A squall had come up as I was walking from the parking to the entrance. Luckily there was a coat rack or I would have been dripping over the handmade treasures!
I did not get past the first row of vendors before I discovered Bryan Kring and his amazing art boxes.
I ended up purchasing two of them. Here is a link to Bryan's website.... http://www.kringdesign.com/