Category Archives: Home Library

January 29, 2013: This Book Has Been Flagged

Remember the episode of Seinfeld when George took an expensive art book into the bathroom at a bookstore (he finds the pastoral imagery of the French Impressionists very conducive to…) and then is forced to buy it because he defiled it? … Continue reading

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November 12, 2012: My Ideal Bookshelf

Many thanks to Claire Cameron for introducing me to the work of artist Jane Mount. After losing her studio space in 2007 and being forced to work out of her tiny Manhattan apartment, Mount, formerly a large-scale portraitist, turned her … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012: WWMR?

For the last couple of years, it seems as though everywhere you look you come across Marilyn Monroe. Not that our fascination with her ever really went away, but it seems to be back with a vengeance these days. Even … Continue reading

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October 5, 2012: Dewey Decimal Redux

Globe & Mail, where have you been? A couple of weeks ago, I caught an article in their online edition in which the Globe has finally picked up on a trend that’s been floating around the design world for a … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012: Real People’s Bookshelves IV

I know, I know. It’s been a long hiatus. I won’t bore you with excuses, but suffice it to say, I had a lovely summer and a great start to fall. Reading (like blogging) hasn’t been a huge focus of … Continue reading

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April 30, 2012: Reunited… And It Feels So Good

The most amazing thing happened to me this weekend. My friend Kelly (not the Kelly of floor-system fame) returned a book to me eight years after he borrowed it. He had read the book, enjoyed it, remembered that it belonged to me and, … Continue reading

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April 18, 2012: Real People’s Bookshelves III

Enter Kelly. I think it would be fair to label Kelly’s system the anti-shelf. Kelly says she too dreams of rooms filled with books and spends many hours looking at house magazines and browsing Pinterest to find inspiration. Kelly has … Continue reading

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April 11, 2012: Real People’s Bookshelves II

Not one to be left out of a good time, Lindsay sent me a photo of her bookshelves immediately after my last post. In her own words: “The opposite look. No order but I know where everything is.” In my own home, … Continue reading

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April 6, 2012: Real People’s Bookshelves

Sometime ago, I told Karen, one of my loyal (?) readers, that I would post a photo of the bookshelves in my own home. I have a lot to say about other people’s bookshelves, so when Karen asked, I thought … Continue reading

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November 21, 2011: Unpacking My Library

PAGES READ SINCE November 9: 445 YEAR TO DATE: 9,891 CURRENTLY READING: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern BOOKS SET ASIDE FOR THE MOMENT: Life by Keith Richards and The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik BOOKS COMPLETED: 27 -6,369 PAGES I recently read an … Continue reading

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