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26.9.07

library love (part deux)

d*s reader sam just sent this photo over after seeing jennifer's colorful libary below. sam's not sure where the photo came from (if anyone knows please let us know below so i can properly credit the mag or owner) but we're both in awe of the sheer rainbow of color. this photo is from the home of flickr user chotda. [thanks, sam!]

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Blogger Celeste said...

gotta love the Cupie on the peach/yellow shelf!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous katie said...

I want to know if they buy books just for the color. All mine seem so drab, just black penguin classic or neutral brown spines. i need to get books where the cover is just as colorful as the inside apparently.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I don't know if that picture came from this pool but here are plenty more:
http://flickr.com/groups/96822943@N00/

12:19 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

I recognize it! It was on the Craft Zine blog a little while ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/santos/27538777/

12:26 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

wow! I loved this pic! It`s nice to arrange them by color but it must be hard to find the book later.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous jenny said...

a while back the artist chris cobb re-organized the entire adobe bookstore in san francisco. i am not sure if that photograph is from there or not.

here are some more links:
http://www.pushby.com/tomas/2004/11/15/

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/events/chriscobb.html

12:38 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yes, they are from a flickr stream that has been used in other locations. Also ran across them recently on Craft Zine blog, they are beautiful!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so beautiful. Katie, i too have some drab book spines. i've been trying to do this but i have rows of black or neutral. and i can't split up my harry potters even though the colors vary.

12:57 PM  
Blogger linds said...

This is included in Domino Mag's 'reader homes' online gallery, where people can contribute photos through Flickr. This Flickr user 'chotda,' says she did take the idea from the Chris Cobb installation. It looks so great!

1:09 PM  
Blogger pinkbathtub said...

Too cool!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Brilliant, glad you found the owner. The Chris Cobb instalatilon looks amazing! Nice old books and nice old shelves...

There are a few pictures here (about 1/3 of the way down)

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all the drag book owners:
If you are really motivated you can make covers for your books in various colors or prints.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Kasha said...

I am so in love with these color coded bookshelves. This is the worst part about living at school...no room to display all my books!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Republic of Candy said...

Chotda is the wonderful food blogger behind The Scent of Green Bananas:
http://scentofgreenbananas.blogspot.com/

4:31 PM  
Anonymous becky said...

I think I've seen it on The Style Files?

4:39 PM  
Blogger deerseason87 said...

I keep my books organized by color, but the majority have black or white spines, which detracts from the rainbow effect. How is it possible that the owner of this room owns no black or white books? Or do they have another room that is all black and white?

5:45 PM  
Anonymous JettRock said...

I did that as well. I saw it in domino magazine

5:55 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

The Laundromat Cafe in Copenhagen does the same.

As Becky mentioned, it was featured on Style Files.
(and they commonly use that pic for their masthead graphic).

1:59 PM  
Blogger M. Tuttle said...

I wonder how they find a book when they need it? Maybe they just know what title goes with what color.

Matt at http://www.goodnightmoonfuton.com

1:42 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Pages said...

I am so annoyed at these arrange your book by color options. I have hundreds of books on, let's face it inexpensive Ikea shelves, I can never find any good options for organizing a large collection of books; or rather good ideas for decorating the bookshelves. Does anyone have good makeovers for those basic, drab bookshelves? Everyone always tells me to arrange the books by color, which is not the best for me. (or anyone?)

3:25 PM  

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