An exhaustive account of stuff I see people reading on the subway and beyond
“Some people will insist that they be in English, because they want them to look as if they could read the books,” Mr. Weinstock said.SERIOUSLY?!
Thought this might interest you - http://www.potterybarn.com/products/book-bundle-object/?pkey=e%7Cbook%2Bbundle%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH%7C%7CNoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-
Ugh. That's so upsetting. Although I guess it's kind of funny that people will pay $39.00 for a couple books with the covers ripped off.
The design blogs continue to use books as accessories. Spines in, re-covering in matching paper/fabric. I wonder if anyone in the homes actually reads or needs to find books. However, I thought this might interest you - http://www.flickr.com/photos/juhansonin/4735469550/
Admittedly I found this quite lovely, which probably makes me a hypocrite. Some of the books do look as if they've been read, so maybe that's what makes it appealing. One of my personal favorite book-design-y images can be found at the link below. These books/magazines are almost certainly used, and the image is all the more charming for its natural-looking haphazardness.http://crookedhouse.typepad.com/crookedhouse/2007/11/christmas-tree.html