I found myself on Fuck Yeah, Book Arts!, as well, and I was immediately smitten with a piece by Teresa Tsang:
For me, without knowing anything about the contents of the book, this evoked very strong feelings. The old saying of “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is nonsense, after all; I totally judge books by their covers. And now by their binding, apparently.
I think I’m drawn to simplicity and the more traditional book form. I certainly appreciate the artistry involved in making a book from atypical materials, but I think this is an example of how a fairly traditional looking book can also be very special and unique. I would be more interested in incorporating small, surprising elements into my work than trying to create a book out of something unusual (although my friend showed me a book she made out a stuffed animal and that was pretty rad).
I would really like to take a stab at trying something like this.