Forget the codex from the Da Vinci Code, The Codex Silenda book is a mysterious treasure of true beauty. Designed as his senior thesis research project during his final semester at Iowa Stat University, Brady Whitney has since taken his idea to Kickstarter. On the crowdfunding site, Grady was able to raise $139,000, more than 100,000 more than his initial goal. Each page of laser cut wood has a puzzle that must be solved before the next page is unlocked. If you succeed, you are treated to a tale about an apprentice of Da Vinci, himself. You can order a book for yourself, but the waiting list is apparently very, very long.

Source: Inhabitat