Are you are fortunate enough to have a room (two stories or not) to devote to hard covers and classics stacked to the ceiling? This fabulous library by Gluckstein Design is not at all stuffy and dark, but so rich and inviting; all due to subtle lighting and well selected finishes.
As much of interest to mathematicians as it is to artists, as relevant to physics as to architecture; symmetry underlies almost every aspect of nature and our experience of the world. Illustrated with old engravings and original work by the author, this book moves from church windows and mirror reflections to the deepest ideas of hidden symmetries in physics and geometry, music and the arts, left- and right-handedness. Symmetry: The Ordering Principle (Wooden Books)
This jumbo sized book entitled “Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Jumbo)” is comprised of wonderfully colored commissioned illustrations of Albertus Seba’s unprecedented collection. His strange and exotic collection included everything from plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, insects, butterflies and more, as well as fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon. Some of the featured creatures have since become extinct, making this 18th century book one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Creativity can be stimulated by nature, and my, is this book inspiring!
It’s casual Friday, and time to check out a simple yet stylish way to store and display your hard covers. The Conceal Bookshelf by Miron Lior of Umbra gives the illusion of a stack of books defying gravity as they are piled against a wall. You could use it as an art piece, or for more practical reasons; keeping your table tops and work-spaces clear. Another similarly interesting piece of hardware is the Conceal Towel Shelf.