It’s tomorrow! I’m selling these at the Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair. I’m pretty excited. I don’t expect to sell too much since I’m not sure people are really interested in these sorts of things, but it’ll be a blast to meet new people who like crafts as much as I do.
• 13 April 2013 • 2 notes
A Book I Haven’t Read
I have not read one of my favorite books
I love this. It’s hard for me to keep my mentally-sneering opinion when someone explains themselves articulately and kind of beautifully.
• 26 March 2013 • 1 note
Feature Film || Moonrise Kingdom (2012) || Daytime reading with Suzy
• 3 March 2013 • 3 notes
Literary Style || 15 Writers’ Bedrooms
1. Virginia Woolf: Full of details — the bookshelves house the author’s artful collection of books, many of which she recovered with colored paper..
2. Emily Dickinson: Most of the poet’s writing was done at a small writing table in her bedroom.
3. Miranda Seymour: Another author that prefers writing at a small desk in her bedroom, this writer has slept in the same room, on and off, since she was 14 years old.
4. Victor Hugo: Dark, rich and red - Hugo’s bedroom at his home on the Place de Vosges in Paris is all that you would expect from a writer heavily influenced by the Romanticism movement.
5. Michael Morpurgo: Technically a writing room — the author of War Horsedesigned this room around the bed, where he does all of his writing — in longhand.
6. William Faulkner: More of an office with a bed — the Nobel prize-winning author outlined the plot of The Fable on the walls of the room and then shellacked his notes to preserve them.
7. William S. Burroughs: Patti Smith, a friend of the Beat writer, sits on the bed in his room at The Bunker on the Bowery.
8. Henry David Thoreau: Intent on simple living, Thoreau furnished his 10’x15’ home with only the necessary basics - a bed, a table, a desk, and three chairs.
9. Truman Capote: The author’s bedroom at his Hamptons beach house is simple, but elegant
10. Mary Roach: One might expect something a bit more macabre from the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, but the bedroom in the writer’s craftsman home in Oakland, California is simple and serene.
The source link includes the remaining 5 rooms of authors Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, Alexander Masters, Sylvia Plath and Marcel Proust.
(Source: Apartment Therapy)
• 14 July 2012 • 7 notes
I make these weird little purses and sell them to friends of friends. They literally take forever to make.
• 4 June 2012 • 3 notes
Among the problems Nabokov’s Lolita poses for the book designer, probably the thorniest is the popular misconception of the title character. She’s chronically miscast as a teenage sexpot—just witness the dozens of soft-core covers over the years. “We are talking about a novel which has child rape at its core,” says John Bertram, an architect and blogger who, three years ago, sponsored a Lolita cover competition asking designers to do better.
Now the contest is being turned into a book, due out in June and coedited by Yuri Leving, with essays on historical cover treatments along with new versions by 60 well-known designers, two-thirds of them women: Barbara deWilde, Jessica Helfand, Peter Mendelsund, and Jennifer Daniel, to name a few. They don’t shy away from frank sexuality, but they add layers of darkness and complication. And like Jamie Keenan’s cover—a claustrophobic room that morphs into a girl in her underwear—they provoke without asking readers to abdicate their responsibility.
(via Recovering Lolita — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers)
I can’t even begin to explain how much I desperately want this book. A book about a book? A book about a book’s cover art? A book about a book like Lolita’s cover art? The challenge of expressing the many subtleties its plot proposes in the limited space a cover provides. I NEED this in my life.
• 20 April 2012 • 4,765 notes
I went on a treasure hunt in Book Sale today and I found just that; hidden jewels. I bought 2007’s The Best American Nonrequired Reading. I was sold primarily on the fact that it was edited by Deve Eggers and the Introduction was written by Sufjan Stevens. I’m anxiously trying to finish Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game so I can get started on it.
The second little gem I found was an amazing 1961 hardbound copy of Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft, Vol. 3). It’s in pretty great condition and has a gorgeous cover and beautiful illustrations inside. I’d never even heard of some of the stories in it. Most definitely heirloom material.
• 4 April 2012
It’s like a graveyard for book. It almost feels like they were collected and gassed, in favor of kindles and ipads. UGH.
(Source: proximated, via longandlanky)
• 3 April 2012 • 72,562 notes
books + sketch pad + fave coffee mug = a very happy desk
This was when I’d just bought those books this past May. I haven’t read that Theft one yet. I’m pretty slow.=/ In my defense, I read other stuff I’d purchased before. I have a whole backlog of books to be read. I just keep buying. It’s horrible. I’m such a hoarder.
• 22 October 2011 • 14 notes
I’d replace those lounge chairs with a bed.
• 19 October 2011 • 157 notes
“Read Your Book Case”
Designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti have created this beautiful bookcase system that allows you to spell custom words and phrases using modular bookcase letters.
• 13 October 2011 • 13 notes