Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Monday

What you may have missed:
+ Sunday readings // how our reading is evolving, a library for the developing world and more
+ Bed head // books used beautifully to decorate the bedroom
+ Book wear // dresses made from pages
+ Five places where I want to read // the best places to read surrounded by images of books

From the archives:
+ Book treated walls // book pages used as wallpaper
+ Bibliochaise // a reading chair that doubles as a bookshelf

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday readings

Interesting articles on reading and writing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

A cloud-based library for students in the developing world {entrepreneur}
"It was 2014, and she was visiting a school in a small village in the northern region of Gondar when she came across a young man standing guard over what was clearly a precious, valuable resource. It wasn’t food or drugs, it wasn’t money or supplies. He was protecting a pile of books. With a machine gun."

A pencil shop, for texting the old fashioned way {nytimes}
"About 500 years after a graphite deposit was discovered in England and sliced into the first pencils, a store devoted to pencils has opened in Lower Manhattan. If the enterprise seems belated, well, it is. Who uses a pencil anymore?"

The way we tell stories is evolving along with our smartphones {theconversation}
"We make and watch videos, we take and share photos. We chatter. We play games. We watch movies and TV. We listen. And we read. We read texts and messages, we read social media feeds, we read journalism, we read gossip, we read commentary. A lot of the time we spend staring at our phones we are reading."

Secrets of the creative brain {theatlantic}
"Kurt was a faculty member at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the 1960s, and participated in the first big study I did as a member of the university’s psychiatry department. I was examining the anecdotal link between creativity and mental illness, and Kurt was an excellent case study."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Five places where I want to read

This reading nook has a light about and the chair looks very regal. It sits in the Hotel du Petit - and I may have to visit.

This vintage swinging chair would be perfect to curl up in. Hung high in a loft it would make a quite place to read that is still brightly lit.

A stack of books, a comfortable sofa or mat to lie on. Yes, please! There is even a pice of fruit for me (I graze on fruit all day, I could easily become a fruitarian).

Comic book walls! This chaise lounge with a reading light positioned above it would be another perfect place to read. And a wine cellar through the door.

Did you notice all the places to read were decorated with book themed wallpaper? I love it. No dusting require for these shelves. Some of the places to read still had a stack of books. Otherwise - ebooks!

Which is your favourite?


I share extra articles and post pictures from my booktagger twitter account. This was a beautiful display created with books I saw when shopping recently. Too difficult? This origami one may be an easier decoration:

I even found instructions. I have not tried to make one yet, it is on the weekend to do list.

From the archives: