It’s not that I spend all my days mentally shopping, you understand. It’s just that the thoughts flicker through my head and then I aggregate them here, as one way of remembering. As well as writing them on my paper list and adding them to my iPhone list. I then rarely refer to these lists, except to add more to them; it’s the act of recording that makes me think I’m being organised. The books wishlist on this blog is a prime example – how often do I cross something off it? And yet I buy books all the time. I’m fickle and continually seduced by the new is what happens.
However, one day, when my old books finally rock up, I still intend to provide them with a good home. There are a couple of bookcases here, but nowhere near enough, so I’ve been looking for shelving. Here is the Bibliochaise, designed in Milan (ovviamente) and customisable as to colour, all of which adds up to no prices readily available. And we all know that means affordability, right? Still, a bookslut can dream. And the thing is, I could totally get away with the Bibliochaise in this flat. I would take out the current gilt-edged throne type chair and have this instead. (Not the pouffe as well, that’s overkill.)
Books are apparently the accessory of the season, too, because earlier this week, design maestra traciedesigns drew this to my attention:
And finally, there are the Penguin Clothbound Classics. I keep eyeing them up greedily in bookshops but so far I haven’t bought one. I don’t think I could buy just one. It would have to be at least three, because although the covers are lovely when viewed individually, they look even better when you start lining them up. The whole set together is gorgeous.