When I go to the markets and see things like clutches made out of old books, I fall into a false sence of security about the extent of my talent and the time I have available to make such things. I look with the perfect amount of curiosity and appreciation and then look distracted and wander off.
Olympia Le-Tan's gorgeous Handbags and Minaudiers. Being a science nerd, she's particularly peaked my interest with medical based themes.
Being the general nerd I am, the use of old books and graphics also suckered me in. And look at how much care has been taken even on the inside of these bags -a little secret you could enjoy everytime you peeked in.