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28-05-2008
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ugh, that room is so stuffy

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01-06-2008
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The vintage feel to this library is interesting, but I think the flowers on the table look slightly out of place and distracting.

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The library table was designed by Jim Zivic (www.jimzivic.com) for one of Ms. Puett's stores, and the chairs are from an industrial sweatshop. "I have a whole collection of those, too," she said. In the library, the floor was made from wood boards that were charred, then treated with linseed oil and sealed with polyurethane.

Phil Mansfield for The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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^doesnt look designed to me but okay...i like it

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me too

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I like the shot in post #152.
those chairs sort of remind me of chairs I used to sit in in grammar school...
i like the vintage feel to that library.

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Do any of you buy books you'd never read just because of the cover? Just so your bookshelf can look the way you want it?
I buy books based on their cover but read books based on their content.

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Do any of you buy books you'd never read just because of the cover? Just so your bookshelf can look the way you want it?

If I owned one of those rooms posted that are old, I'd probably buy a lot of old looking books regardless of what they were about.
If I see a book with a great cover in an op shop/thrift store I'll buy it, but if it costs more than $2 then it's not coming home with me

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http://www.modestudio.co.uk/products...?g=sticklebook



Sticklebook

Sticklebook is an innovative design solution to book storage that creates the illusion of a line of books hanging unsupported on the wall.

An alternative to a regular bookshelf, it comprises an aluminium bracket and combed strip that grips the cover and pages of paperback books. It is totally secure and fall-proof.

(http://www.modestudio.co.uk/products...?g=sticklebook)

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And here's the magazine version:



Sticklemag

Invisible magazine rack that creates a line of magazines hanging unsupported on a wall. The combed strip grips the cover and pages of the magazine and the insert provided stiffens the magazine to hold it up to the wall.

(http://www.modestudio.co.uk/products...p?g=sticklemag)

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Love those thanks bc2006!

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^ thanks! i'm glad u liked! it's such an ingenious use of space.

just a tip: i was at my local library and i noticed the librarians doing this, they would push the smaller sized books forward to make them all even in the front. so i went home and tried it, and it makes it look so much better. do other ppl know about this?
Yup, I do that sometimes I try not to be too AR about it

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^ that room is too rigid for my tastes....nothing cosy or inviting about it....although i do love those 2 chairs on the left and i'm sure with the fireplace in the winter it is much cosier....
I like the idea of wood paneling in a library ... I notice that one has very few actual books tho. I love the way floor to ceiling books look, but I find that I hate to have books out of reach. A 6 foot bookcase works pretty well for me ...

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oh i didn't know that was a special technique lol
sometimes i put small books in between big ones too because it just stands up better.. so there isn't all that tension if you put them all at the front

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i just love the books stacked on the bedside table...i always love this...even though it's so impractical and collects way too much dust which drives me mad...

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Ah, such great pictures adorefaith. I really like the third one.
The last one is nice too, I want to have floor to ceiling bookshelves when I have my own house one day.

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