In addition to ladders, all good home libraries require a comfy window-seat for reading and gazing aimlessly outside, preferably at an inspiring landscape.
Tag: Friday Fun
Friday Fun: City Views
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Friday Fun: Bauhaus Inspiration
Back in the days when I didn’t have children and lived on my own, I was very keen on a minimalist, clean-cut type of house. I still find them immensely restful, and couldn’t really cope with something very flowery, fussy and maximalist. But the pictures below are more aspirational than realistic for my current lifestyle. Perhaps the Bauhaus aesthetic is more appealing on the outside than the inside?
Friday Fun: Blue, Blue, Electric Blue…
As per my favourite colour and my favourite singer… a combination of books and blue shelves and/or decorative accents is irresistible. I may finally succumb to this palette in my next house (where I have no one else to please than myself!).
Friday Fun: Watching the World Go By…
It has been quite a week, so I think I deserve to just sit and enjoy the spring weather (hopefully), and read a little bit, of course.
Friday Fun: Libraries Throughout the Ages
I was recently looking through some mid-twentieth-century libraries and thought how perfect they would be for my needs, but then I decided to go a little further back in time… and yes, I like all of them.
Friday Fun: Back to Reading
The holiday fun is over, but as long as my appliances don’t fall apart all at once, I am in a studious mood once more and happy to sit quietly among my shelves. Or rather, those shelves below.
Friday Fun: The Rollercoaster of Marseille
I finished off my trip to France last week with a very brief (one evening and one morning) stay in Marseille. I had never visited this city before, although I felt I knew it from the pages of Jean-Claude Izzo’s books. Undoubtedly, it is a tough city to live in: while I was there, a couple of buildings collapsed and burnt just two streets away from my hotel. I saw smashed shop windows, armed police in busy areas, heard the wail of police cars everywhere and was repeatedly warned to watch out for pickpockets. For all that, it is also a beautiful town, especially at sunset, bathed in a golden glow. It is also a very hilly town, so it’s an excellent work-out to wander through its streets, with an ice-cream reward at the end.
Friday Fun: Coucou from France!
I have scheduled this post to be published while I am away in France , hopefully not suffering too much travel disruption with the ongoing strikes and demonstrations. I am sure that there would be a public storming of the chateaux below if they were still owned by the aristocracy or the government! But Friday Fun bears little resemblance to reality, so let’s have some fun with chateaux again.
Friday Fun: Books in Corridors
Don’t let an awkwardly-shaped space or too many windows stop your book shelving impulses. Here are some examples of how you can decorate your house with books.