I've featured Bender's work here before but this year, it's officially going on my wish list. Tyler Bender is a self-taught visual artist and fabricator of blank books and other functional art objects. He buys vintage books, and rebinds the cover with an assortment of different papers for the interiors. Inside, assorted hand-cut pages include plain, lined, color and sometimes printed paper. Pre-cycled and recycled materials used whenever available. I love the idea but it's his craftsmanship that really makes these pieces special. Buy one now! Buy one for me too!