"Now, some designers are challenging the tradition of an upright bookcase with surprising innovations, even building book shelving into a bathtub. Leni Leth, owner of Book Décor, a California company that specializes in refurbishing and selling leather-bound books, suggests forgetting the shelves, instead using books as risers for candles and lamps, on coffee tables and even in bathrooms. "Books can be like flower arrangements, but can last longer," Leth says. Books can even create the furniture. A stack of large art books topped with a piece of glass becomes a coffee table."Well worth a browse.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I had the pleasure recently of speaking to Annie Flanzraich from AP about Shedworking's first satellite site the Bookshelf blog and a couple of my thoughts have been incorporated into her excellent piece 'Artfully arranged books bring life to a room'. It's being picked up by various titles including Foster's Daily Democrat. Here's a taster: