Book shelves

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My mom maintains that once kids start reading, they are no trouble. That's cause my sis & I were always holed in our story books & my granny loved to complain that if half of the time time we spent reading stories we spent on our text books, we'd do really well. I always began feeling a little sad as I approached the last few pages of a book. The fatter the book, the happier I would be- 'great, this will take a long time by the time i'm done.' Reading covertly at nights because I JUST COULDN'T put down that book, after my parents were asleep is one of the main culprits in making me a night person.
As I grew up books became the only things I would listen to. Advice worked for me as long as a person wasn't doling it out to me. Then art college happened and a whole new world of books and a world view opened up to me. I was-am a person who can't put a scissor to a book easily & I had to unlearn a lot of that in college, but this remains one of the main deterrents to scrap booking & journaling for me. But one lives & learns & this year I REALLY want to try some fun stuff.
Getting back to books, these guys need & demand their space. Unlike the internet, it won't go off at the switch of a button once you are done. And when you have as many books as your furniture in terms of sheer volume, then you need some serious solutions. That is in case you are not the kind who hops skips & jumps into your room through your piles of books. I happen to know a person half of whose bed is occupied with book & he lets no one touch them- well :)
For the rest of us, here is a blog dedicated to bookshelves. Yes, you heard right. A blog that is only about book shelves, called Books at home. Check it out.
Floor to ceiling "egg-crate cases" by Hugh Newell Jacobsen
"egg-crate cases" by Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Collapsible Shelving

I discovered this very interesting gentleman called Enzo Mari who has designed this bookshelf
Eiermann shelvingFront & back shelving
The penguin donkey(what a name!) by isokon

A modern version of The penguin donkey by isokon
All images from Books at home.

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