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7 minutes ago
Gratitude post - We want to give a shoutout to our friends at Studiotrope for being such fantastic partners! We’re so grateful to have partners like Studiotrope who share the same values, ideals and care so much about the local community and environment. We snagged this picture from their Facebook page, which was taken during a project that we worked on together, the Corky Gonzales Library in West Denver. As always, it was a great experience to partner with these brilliant architects and designers. We’re excited about what the future holds for our partnership and are looking forward to the years ahead!
#supplecollection #collaboration #architecture #librarydesign #librariesofinstagram #gratitude #community
5 hours ago
What does social media look like, now, in any industry? Everything has changed. The world is cloaked in anxiety and mourning. I’m grateful that we can continue to connect here, the book people, the library lovers, the design crowd, the mountain folks. Community and connection is a balm to the fear and pain. With that in mind, I’ll continue posting and storying about truths that I hold dear, now more than ever: Stories, art, and design have always existed alongside pain, loss, and strife. They distract us, drive us, help us learn what to do next and how to love one another. Homes are a haven. The mountains will always be there. We are all in this together. I’d love to hear how everyone is doing, and to creatively connect as much as we can. Coming soon: more content from my trips to NYC this winter and Italy last fall. Our Story will continue to be a forum for books and design. And, more often than in the past, posts from home. Link in profile to a recent blog post about my own shelves.
8 hours ago
It seems our world gets smaller every day. Like many of you, we are getting a case of wanderlust, so we have decided to feature even more of our favorite libraries around the world.
Today we are visiting the Braidense National Library located in Milan, Italy.
The Braidense National Library, one of the largest Italian libraries, was founded in 1770 by the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Located in the prestigious Palazzo di Brera complex, today it has manuscripts, incunabula, autographs, and a vast collection of botanic, classical, historic and literary volumes.
9 hours ago
Interior design, atelier.
15 hours ago
Throwback to an old project from college that I never got rid of for years because of how attached I was to it. (I did eventually have to dismantle and throw it away when it started collecting too much literal dust.)
The Living Library of Dystopia was a museum proposal (in the form of a 1:100 scaled model) that sought to recreate scenes from dystopian & utopian novels in the form of life-sized window box dioramas and juxtapose them against real historic artefacts that represented the socio-political conditions in which the novels were written. The objective of the museum was to encourage the idea of understanding history through fiction; to demonstrate how fictional dystopian worlds serve as extrapolations of the collective fears and anxieties of societies situated at specific points in history and are therefore better equipped to grapple with the intangible aspects of history that mere factual accounts fail to convey. The curation of scenes from the books as well as their accompanying historical artefacts would help viewers make connections between the real and the imaginary, encouraging them to empathize and connect with these histories more intimately than a history textbook would allow. It also proposed to function as a traditional library, with books and reading areas that allowed visitors the opportunity to prolong their engagement with the space.
Photo credit: @manushjohn (except for the last blue duster picture that I just threw in there for scale.)
Also shoutout to @angiportia_ardet for running the best courses of all time that we all clamoured to sign up for, and that I was lucky enough to have gotten into multiple times over the course of my four years at Srishti.
#historymuseum #literaturelove #dystopianfiction #miniaturemodel #scalemodel #librarydesign #museumdesign
22 hours ago
I found my freaking sunshine. The thing that’s making me smile every time I come up or down the stairs is this insane new piece of art from @leloboho. She created magic for our house- in a time when we need it the most. Find your sunshine, kids. And if you can’t, call Lauren. And then call your local fav restaurant and see if they are doing cocktail delivery. You are welcome.
1 day ago
Dreaming of calm, quiet spaces...that are far away from home.
1 day ago
This is The Red Room (obv!) at The Anne Toft House. It’s immediately next to the kitchen so previous owners have used as a dining room, but we converted it to a library + informal sitting room for a couple reasons: 1) there’s an informal dining area as well as a bar with stools in the kitchen which we use for daily eating so we don’t need another eating area right next to the kitchen; 2) we’ve gotten used to the modern way of living which centers activities around the kitchen. Locating the sitting room /family room next to the kitchen helped to center our family activities at the core of the house while the other spaces that are not used for daily family activities (bedrooms, office, formal living and dining rooms, etc.) are on the outside of the core; 3) And, it’s the darkest room in the house so it feels coziest and, having moved in in January, we wanted to take advantage of the fireplace.
There are two things in this picture I’d like to change: the red paint. The color feels out-dated (I remember when red dining rooms were all the rage in the mid to late 90s). Although red is one of my favorite colors, I like a bluer more purple, less orange hue. The other thing are the bookshelves. These are cheap IKEA shelves which are functionally fine, but the blonde Scandinavian wood-tone seems out of place.
Look for additional posts showing more of this room as it is currently, and ideas for paint colors or wallpaper.
#colonialhome #colonialstyle #homedecorating #librarydesign #interiordesign #countrystyle #before #theannetofthouse #englishcountryinteriors #englishcountrystyle
1 day ago
Looking at this gorgeous library, Germany’s Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, makes us want to delve deeper into our armchair travel books to get lost in worlds far, far away. Have you checked out the list of books we put together for you? You’ll find it under ‘armchair travel’ in our highlights 📚
#handmadejourneys #hmj #hmjarmchairtravel #librariesoftheworld