BuzzFeed: 18 Times Restoration Hardware Went Too Damn Far

April 11, 2015

“During the French Revolution, reading was forbidden in order to prevent the spread of rebellious stories about the monarchy. During that time, printers produced couverture muette or ‘mute books’ – books with blank covers – to avoid detection. Paying homage to those historic 18th-century tomes, these exquisite books are entirely crafted by hand, from the torn paper and simple cover boards to the naturally stained linen bindings and timeworn labels. The only difference? The pages within are blank.”

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Photo: Restoration Hardware

Those blank books cost $125 BTW.

See them all on BuzzFeed.

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