Posts Tagged ‘clutter’

When library scientists complain about having too many books.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

This is an addendum – or antidote – to the previous wall-of-books post. Riba, a library scientist, writes

Within our home the sheer quantity of books we own inhibits our ability to display artwork. Bookshelves have consumed most of the wallspace, leaving few places to hang paintings. We could weed our book collection — I could point to dozens of books which we haven’t opened in over a decade which are also readily available from the library… But whether it’s nostalgia, inertia, or something else, the books continue to gather dust and the paintings sit in the corner.

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Ray Eames’ workspace vs. Charles Eames’ workspace

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There’s something compelling about Ray Eames’ desk area, papered with work and photographs. Many people seem to have a fierce aversion to clutter these days (driven no doubt by the storage furniture industry) but artists like to have materials and visual stimulation at hand in their studios and there’s some evidence that this supports the creative process.

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