firecat: hello kitty reading a book (reading hk)
[personal profile] firecat
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/03/bookshelf-heaven-awesome-containers-for.html

I discovered by looking at this post that I don't really approve of organizing books by the color of their spines.

Also, "a deeply comforting amount of books that we will never be able to read in its entirety in our lifetimes"? I saw maybe one image that had that many books.

I like the stretchable ones toward the bottom of the page, which are also discussed here:
http://gizmodo.com/5100849/platzhalter-bookshelf-splits-to-store-extra-books

Date: 23 Apr 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I discovered by looking at this post that I don't really approve of organizing books by the color of their spines.

I guess if, and only if, I have a colour decoding key to figure out where the book I want is on the shelf, then it might work. But on the whole I prefer to stick to things like category, genre, and author.

I do like the book arranging video, partly because they put everything back.

Date: 23 Apr 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
laughingrat: The Harold Ramis and Bill Murray in "Ghostbusters" encounter a tall, narrow stack of books in the NYPL (Paranormal Activity)
From: [personal profile] laughingrat
Books as decoration always makes me shudder a little bit.

Date: 24 Apr 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
fyreharper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fyreharper
Unless it's that one's decorating theme is books because they are the best thing and one can never have too many bookshelves full of wonderful delicious books :D But yes, the ones that are just there for pretty instead of for reading are so sad...

Date: 23 Apr 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
the_siobhan: It means, "to rot" (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_siobhan
I used to work with a woman who said that she didn't allow books in her house because they were too "messy" - all those non-matching heights and colours.

She let her kids have a single shelf in their rooms and if they bought a new book an old one had to go. I was so horrified.

Date: 24 Apr 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
selki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selki
If it bugs her so much, she should just hang curtains in front of the bookshelves like a friend of mine does!

Date: 23 Apr 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
elainegrey: Inspired by Grypping/gripping beast styles from Nordic cultures (Default)
From: [personal profile] elainegrey
We have a "share books" bookshelf in the office, and i made the top shelf a gradient of colors one day waiting for lunch to heat. It has stayed that way a long time, so perhaps the next time i'm waiting alone for my lunch to zap, i'll jumble the books into a different order.

While my design mind likes many of those shelving units, most of my reaction is that what i really want is very dense but accessible storage.

Date: 24 Apr 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
elainegrey: Inspired by Grypping/gripping beast styles from Nordic cultures (Default)
From: [personal profile] elainegrey
I decided i'd start organizing the office book-trade shelf by publication date. (It's always possible someone else will put it back in color order: i can't believe it's stayed ordered that way so long.)

Date: 23 Apr 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
jinian: (clow reads)
From: [personal profile] jinian
Some people clearly do not have or read remotely as many books as I do. A lot of that shelving so inefficient that it can only be considered lightly book-themed decoration.

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