books

Books

December 6, 2010

Books

Room with Finn Juhl furniture and lots and lots of books. It’s worth reprinting this Anna Quindlen quote on books:

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991.

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Door by Door Sixteen

May 1, 2009

Door by Door Sixteen

I’m mesmerized by this door photo by Anna Dorfman-Stark, whose Door Sixteen is one of my favourite blogs. This amazing doorway is in New York City, and I’m probably going to think of it as “door sixteen” from now on. 

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Egle Amaldi’s bookshelf & modernist Cado shelving

January 17, 2009

Egle Amaldi’s bookshelf & modernist Cado shelving

These staggered, airy midcentury modern arrangements are so much less chichi than the many fancified contemporary bookshelves you see around.

I love this simple, balanced living room belonging to Italian architect Egle Amaldi in the 1960s.

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Still life with stereo and ketchup

January 10, 2009

Still life with stereo and ketchup

A ketchup bottle on the stereo speaker really completes this. Maybe this is Sixties Baroque. Ketchup aside, the wall-mounted amp is cool, and the wall painted in four colour blocks is clever.

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