Alabaster

Journal

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

I have issues.

Specifically revolving around design.

One of those issues?

BOOK SHELVES

Really

ANY SHELVES.

They stump me. Sometimes I see them in other people's space and think - YES I need shelves in this room or that. But looks can be deceiving. 

Conceptually, I really do love a book shelf.

Mostly because I love books and I love to read...

-SIDENOTE-

Reading is one of my favorite ways to disappear.

Relax.

Dream.

Think.

Learn.

But then I wonder, is it best to fill with books only? Or are books best left on bedside tables? Or stacked on the floor.?

Or some combination of both?

What types of books? Color coordinated? Paper back ok? How many? Other objects ok? Some sort of combo? Then I ask myself how "authentic" do my book shelves really need to be.

Am I supposed to have read

ALL THE BOOKS?

SOME?

NONE?

 I mean is it ok to have book shelves full of books that I buy at a thrift store simply to decorate?

Are there rules here?

Personal?

Object- driven?

Of course, all of the above work.  

HOWEVER.

I have designed space with built in shelves, only to find myself a little bit remorseful. 

Sometimes I like them sometimes I do not.

So WEIRD.

I share because of my commitment to be FULL DISCLOSURE here. 

SO as I pull together images around 1220's LIBRARY, you will see the strain inconsistency

non commitment around a LIBRARY that may not have one single

shelf or book.

But whose identity and name will remain

-LIBRARY-

ISSUES.

I know.