Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Night Book Porn (Home Decorating Edition)

Book porn: (n) Photographs and descriptions that exploit the nerd's natural lust for the physical beauty of reading material. Such material is deemed highly dangerous to one's sanity . People under the influence have been known to max out their library cards, spend their food money on paperbacks and exhaust their friends and loved ones with "wish lists" .

If someone you love suffers from book porn addiction, understand that there is no cure.

Just give them what they want.


Well, deck my halls. It's been two weeks since I posted. Forgive me. All sorts of things made me both busy and lazy (blazy) and I decided to give it a tiny rest, rather than try to crank out a series of half-a$ed posts. But rest assured- now the DP Review has my undivided attention...until something else pops up (this is why it's good to avoid reality as much as possible. It's bad for blogging.)

Anyway, tonight's book porn will be all about books as art, books as environment. This is usually called "decorating with books" and tends to annoy the more-dedicated book porn enthusiasts. Sure, I like looking at a nice set of spines as much as the next girl (hey, I'm not dead). But any use of books as decorating elements has to fulfill the need for functionality and beauty. It can't all just be physical, you know?




http://vi.sualize.us/view/1067687af35c4defc75ee5ecfb408213/


http://www.chictip.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trilogy-staircase-bookshelf-by-smart-furniture.jpg



http://hollysview.blogspot.com/2008/12/shelves-and-stairs.html


http://curledupwithabook.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/1704875109_c2978e623d_o1.jpg

5 comments:

Taschima Cullen said...

Well I say that if you are really a Book Porn (like moi and you probably) that you should be able to decorate with your books however you want. I myself if I ever have that kind of money would love to have my little private library and I would make it my own Fortress of Solitude. That is my dream ^^

Michele Emrath said...

Did you see this comment from the last post? I left an award for you on my blog!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Jenna said...

Want. All of them. :) Thanks for sharing the book porn. Love it!

Ladytink_534 said...

Hubby is working on building me a library and our shelves are going to be like the last photo but without a back so you can see the paint through.

Rebecca :) said...

I love your Book Porn posts. I am loving that first photo. Hubba hubba.

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