The Great Geek Manual » The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day. And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of.
Color - Live Like You & Marmalade Interiors If you have followed this blog for a while you might be familiar with my line “Life is too Short for White walls”. Well ironically, or perhaps to test myself (?) the bungalow rental we are in for the next few months has…yes…only WHITE walls. After living with a kaleidoscope of colors in our old house it felt at first refreshing with stark white walls. Sealander: Swimming Caravan A hybrid mobile trailer, mini-home and motorboat, this ingenious portable space has gotten off the ground quickly (and literally). An integral waterproof chassis lets you roll the German-made Sealander right down into the water sans accessories; its bowl-shaped form makes it stable both overland on on the sea, suited for deep and shallow waterways alike. Inside, modular pieces can be customized based on the needs of the user – tables and benches are adjustable and removable, for starters, also flipping down and up into various positions for multiple functions. Meanwhile, while amenities and appliances are added and subtracted around them for cold food storage, warm food preparation, sleeping and so forth.
How to Build a Bookcase: Step-by-Step Woodworking Plans American Artist Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I built my first bookcase in middle school. A multitiered assemblage of wooden planks laid across stacks of bricks, it was reminiscent of pieces from the early Flintstone Period--and I was proud to have made it myself. Since that masterpiece, I've built 50 or 60 more, most while working as a cabinetmaker for an interior design firm, where I learned the carpentry skills, design guidelines and construction techniques used in the bookcase shown here. Basically consisting of three plywood boxes fitted with a hardwood face frame, this piece looks built-in because it spans from wall to wall, and is trimmed with molding at the ceiling and floor.
Stunning Realism in Oil Paintings by Pedro Campos. 46-year-old Pedro Campos – artist from Madrid. Using oil paints, he re-creates an incredibly realistic still lifes, which are very easily mistaken for photographs. He works in a variety of areas – from design and interior illustrations (in advertising) to the restoration of furniture, paintings and sculptures. A painting he generally began only 30 years old. “I think the development of my own drawing style strongly influenced the process of restoring paintings – said by the Spanish artist. – Restoration of the ancient art forces you to look for a solution in color: any personal contribution of the artist to remain unnoticed. ” While many compare Campos with other masters of realism, he admires artists such as Lucien Freud, Richard Estes, Francis Bacon, Antonio Lopez and Anish Kapoor for the specifics of their work. Below you will find a small selection of the incredible work of Pedro Campos.
Unusully brilliant bookshelfs and bookcase If you need something to store books anyway, why not choose something that makes a statement or serves two purposes like a bookcase or bookshelves that double as a secret door or a book shelf the is also a bed? Some of these shelving systems are virtually invisible while others are virtual works of art in their own right. So, if you or a book-lover you know are stuck on how to redecorate your urban dwelling and store your favorite volumes here aresome unusually clever book shelving solutions.
desire to inspire - jo's page A small room off the dining room serves as my husband's office. Originally a bedroom, it is a strange "landlocked" room with windows opening onto other rooms, a consequence of alterations over the years. We think it was the maid's room when the house was first built. Read Your Book Case October 23rd, 2011. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Read your bookcase. A fantastic modular, typographic bookcase by Saporiti. PLEASE NOTE: To prevent spam, your first comment will be moderated so there may be a short delay before it appears. Feel free to leave your thoughts on multiple posts, and they will all appear in no time. How to Build a Pergola - DIY Building a Pergola Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it.
Ultra-Realistic Portrait Paintings by Rubén Belloso Prepare to get stunned, because in today’s showcase we will meet Rubén Belloso, a young and extremely talented painter. He has won several awards and his work is shocking realistic. Along the way, we will have a little chat with Rubén and learn more about him and how he does it. Enjoy the detail and the beauty of life that he exposes, not through youth and perfection, but by mirroring the soul of the people.
100 Creative Furniture inShare19 In this roundup you will find some stunning, creative and unique furniture design ideas. Some of them really look awesome.