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Matchbook: where bikinis meet their match

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New Tumblr blog Matchbook.nu by Kate Imbach is set to revolutionise the way we pack for our holidays.

ABOVE: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie matched with Colorblock Zipper Bandeau by Tavik at Free People

The Matchbook.nu concept is simple yet clever: Imbach matches swimsuits with their equivalent book cover, and the results are surprisingly cool.

ABOVE: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits matched with Bathing Beauty One Piece in Blue Velvet from ModCloth

Whether it’s pairing Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment with the Trinity swimsuit by Chromat or Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi with men’s swimming trunks by EUROPANN, Imbach’s book-swimsuit duos are as diverse as they are compatible.

ABOVE: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky matched with Trinity Swimsuit by Chromat

Each match is made by hand, and, for an extra bit of literary weight, Imbach even includes the first sentence of each book and details on the designer of the cover art.

ABOVE: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel matched with Men’s Swimming Trunks by EUROPANN

Although it might add an extra dilemma to what to wear and read on holiday, we couldn’t agree more with Imbach when she says: “We should have been doing this all along, am I right?”

ABOVE: Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld matched with Party Stripe Bikini by Vineyard Vines

Check out more bikini and book pairings by Kate Imbach at Matchbook.nu

ABOVE: About a Mountain by John D’Agata matched with Printed Surf One Piece by Free People

What do you think? Will you be trying out a bit of bikini and book matching this summer? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below

Images: matchbook.nu

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