1.02.2009

corners



i have an aversion to corner cabinets. you know, those awkward pentagonal units meant to keep two rectangular cases from running into each other where walls meet. something about putting a rectangular row of rectangular objects into a triangle just bothers me. (i.e. books into a corner cabinet. this aversion also explains why you won't see round shelving on this blog.) i always advise people to run bookcases into each other at corners as shown above. i came across this lovely london home a few days ago on remodelista. this study is simple and beautiful, and the whole house is worth staring at for hours.

11 comments:

Mrs Gorm said...

Beautiful. And thanks or bringing the locations to my attention!

just don't ask me to sit on a cherner chair while I type - ouch!

Mrs Gorman said...

Beautiful. And thanks or bringing the locations to my attention!

just don't ask me to sit on a cherner chair while I type - ouch!

erik heywood said...

Yes, The Cherner chair is a triumph of form over function. People buy it no matter how uncomfortable. On the other hand, it will improve posture...

lola said...

i love the shelves and like the rest of the house, but the bath looks so cold. food - i ate some great food, but i don't know how to photograph it. so no food posts.

Fine Little Day said...

That view.

Brooke Reynolds said...

Love that house.. such a nice mix of modern and old.. clean but filled with character.. And those windows in the bedroom make me want to move to Europe.

MES. said...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009/01/extreme-roof-riding.html

You might find this of interest. Bookshelf projections. Couldn't get a direct link so a little scrolling is due, its in the middle of the page

Anonymous said...

As anyone can see (from your overhead diagram), the corner design is a totally pointless space waster-- it accommodates fewer books, yet takes up more floor space.

Love the room pictured-- so serene.

The Clever Pup said...

Have you seen this picture of book lovers in a bombed out London library? We have it on our bookcase. I think it's a Getty Image but here it is courtesy of these folks.

http://www.saak.nl/battlefieldtour/2008%20england/England1940/26%20Holland%20Park%20Library%20London.jpg

Michaela Elizabeth said...

I just came across your blog "Books in New York" and traveled to your complete profile and found this one. I have to tell you I'm obsessed with bookselves and you just made me a very happy person. thank you...

Melbourne Hotels said...

That's a space saver! That's really great. Love the idea. Thanks.