This book is a sequel to the ‘EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK’ project. While making the big collection of the self-made rocks, I felt the need to present and document my rocks in a book form: a book which is not merely a documentation of the project, but will start to take the form of a kind of new meneralogical encyclopedia. It aims to document and depict the self-made rocks with scientific accuracy, poetry and a sense of wonder. The book was produced in collaboration with a graphic designer Akiko Wakabayashi. In choosing to represent this project in a book form, we referenced the pocket-sized botanical encycropedia commonly used in Japan, which was made to carry around in the nature.


English / Japanese, 11 x 15 cm, 156 pages,

ISBN 978-4-907562, an edition of 500 

Graphic design: Akiko Wakabayashi

Art: Sae Honda

Text: Rutger Emmelkamp, Sae Honda

Proof reading: Marika Seo, Nao Amino, Judy Gibson

Translation: Futoshi Miyagi

Photography: Chizu Takakura

Publisher: torch press

Distribution: Idea books 



This publication was made possible by the generous support of Creative Industrie Fund NL



saehonda is a jewellery maker / artist based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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