Ingredient #19: The Bookshelf. Such an innocent looking ingredient… and yet it is one of the most challenging ingredients for many of us to implement. This simple ingredient is not unlike the item it describes.
Bookshelves are such common and ordinary objects. Homes across the world have them. All you really need is some solid structure that can hold piles of innocuous looking bound packets of paper. Open any magazine and you will see ads with pictures of a living room and some generic bookshelves in the background. Walk into a doctors office or a law office or a school principal’s office and you will find more bookshelves. The bookshelf. Simple? Ordinary? Maybe at first blush. But like any reader can attest to, bookshelves are very complicated and highly personal. The books that they support are a reflection of the tastes, ideas and values of their architects. Our bookshelf really is a mirror into who we are. [Continue reading]Pin It