Tuesday, May 18, 2010
12:55 PM | Posted by Lola Sharp | | Edit Post
I missed you!
I missed the visiting of your blogs and the reading of your posts.
How are you? Tell me what you've been up to in the last week or two. If you have big news/good news, please share it with us in my comments!
Yeah. So, I used to do my fun Tactile Book Love posts, just because they make me happy. (I love pretty, pretty books.) But I haven't done one in a l-o-n-g time.
I thought I should remedy the error of my ways and show some proper book love today.
First, let's start with mood music, for our viewing pleasure, shall we?
Is Five Years not one the best Bowie songs ever?
The answer is yes. Oh, yes.
His voice puts me directly into my creative comfort zone, like so many pillows, and the kind of sunshine that makes your bare legs warm but not sweaty.
Love this version w/ Arcade Fire!
Another awesome musical choice for viewing books...come with me...and you'll see...a world of Pure Imagination:
Okay, sit back and enjoy the awesome!
— John Wilson
You can't do any of this with an e-reader...
What would life be without bookstores and libraries? *shudder*
I want there to be a big, squishy bean bag in the middle of this circular book wall...
Is this Heaven? I hope so!
I'd like to fall down this rabbit hole...
When I land, I hope it's HERE!!
The color of the paint, the WTWTA dolls on the stairs...magical, no?
Let's move on to home libraries... how much would you adore living in this cottage, hanging out in this room? So charming.
For a completely opposite, yet creative approach...this makes a fun statement, no? (needs more books on those pac-shelves, though)
Karl Lagerfeld...well, Dude(ish) has some serious coin to pull this off!
One of my favorites...the architecture is magnificent.
How about a cocktail?
You can see more photos of the Book Bar being constructed at the Vestal Design Blog. And just how did this book bar come to be? From the Vestal Blog:
One of our non-Vestal housemates worked at the Stanford library, and his job included the task of throwing away old books, which apparently the other librarians couldn't bear to do. We decided to rescue these books from that awful fate - and what better use for them than a bar from which to entertain our frequent guests?
I'll drink to that! Cheers!
This mini library is freaking adorable!
Okay, peeps, I will stop now.
Now, I have no issue with e-books/e-readers, but there'll always be more magic for me in a tangible BOOK, with the author (YOUR) name on the cover and spine? A BOOK that you can hold in your hands and pass down to future generations? Books as decor. A BOOK that you can read in the bathtub and on the beach?
PS most of the book photos in this post are from Tumblr, thus I couldn't track down to its origin, unless otherwise noted and linked.
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- Lola Sharp
- My name is Lola. (I'm not a showgirl) Yes, L-O-L-A Lola. It's the least of my worries. Let's move on, shall we? This blog is mostly about my misadventures on the journey to publication and beyond. My passion for lush prose, quirky characters, art, music, literature, performing arts and anything creative will be a major theme here. This journey of mine will not always be pretty. Much like rubbernecking a train wreck, I know sometimes you just can't help but look at the carnage that is often my life. So strap on your neck brace, helmet and 5-point harness and come along for the ride! Licentia poetica.
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