Turn Your Bookshelves into Art
March 4, 2008 8:31 AM Subscribe
Brilliant bookshelves by color.
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What's that? You can't find The Scarlet Letter
? Did you look under lipstick red?Colourlovers
is a design blog where color-crazies go to peruse palettes, make their own swatches, and find color combination inspiration. The site also features posting capabilities (not unlike MetaFilter) where members can bring the brightest and latest to the attention of their colorful constituents (like this chess set
If you're as into color and organization as me, you probably let out a hefty sigh after seeing the shots of these shelves. It's beautiful but it's also... comforting. Like the way a Germaphobe must feel after opening a pantry full of perfectly-lined spray bottles, rolls of paper towels, and rubber gloves.
Or maybe your first thought was "is this practical?" Or "my books aren't that colorful."
As some of the pictures show, this organizational structure allows one to station a book by any present color, whether it's the predominant color of the cover, the text of the title on the spine, or even the little red house emblem of the publisher. Hues allow for much flexibility and even whites are varied, some having a hint of green to them, some a whisper of yellow. There doesn't have to be a white section; these frosty shades can slide seamlessly in and out of the regular rainbow. And if you do
judge a book by its cover, this could be an even more efficient method of cataloging than alphabetical.