I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things. Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We're a big fan of book and library based decor around here, and Rich found this article in the Sacramento Bee about how to build an extremely simple shelf from a hardback book...
Notice how they match the spine color with the wall color. And it's always fun to create thematic shelves based on your pick of books e.g. cookbooks or a knife based murder mystery (how about "Slip of the Knife" or "A Knife to Remember") for a kitchen.
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THat is such a great idea...I'm going to do that, now I have to go shopping for just the right books. Great post.
Love this. B&N also sells "invisible" bookshelves that hook into the bottom cover of a hardback book, and when you stack more books on top of them, the shelf disappears and they sort of float on the wall.
Love that this doesn't damage the book! I like books as shelves but most other ideas I've seen involve drilling into the book or otherwise destroying it and I just can't bring myself to do that, no matter how bad the book. So love this idea!
I love your blog and would like to link to it from mine. Let me know if I can.
I swear, two days ago I was at an antique store with my mom, looking at books and telling her I wanted some cool looking ones to make shelves out of! Guess I'm not the first on with the idea - it's a great one tho!
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