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I have wanted one of Caitlin Phillips‘s book purses for eons. But I still can’t decide which book I want and it would have to be one that could be found in rough shape so that I wouldn’t mind her removing the pages…. Which would you pick?
Here’s another book purse, a clutch by Kate Spade:
And then there’s the yummy Penguin canvases. I came across these when I saw one in a house featured in Canadian House & Home. Who wouldn’t want one of these? At £100–£300, though, I doubt I’ll get one anytime soon:
Speaking of cool Penguin stuff, what about these deck chairs?
And the espresso cup and mugs?
Next we have the Livroche bookstand, designed by David Fleishman. When I have a library again, I’d like an old wooden table in it on which I can showcase special books. This stone stand would go nicely on the distressed wood I imagine. I keep seeing something like Alberto Manguel’s library, which I featured in my “Betrayed by Your Bookshelves” post, but with an older table.
Although I have far too many books now and too few shelves to be able to use bookends, I still like these:
This necklace is pretty neat: the artist makes pendants from vintage dictionary entries as well as other found objects, and sells them on her etsy page.
Naturally, I also love these bookplates, made by Stephanie Fizer on etsy:
Are you a bibliophile but also love jewellery? How about this charm bracelet made by A Likely Story?
Or this one? You don’t have to wear them, you could just hang them somewhere near your collection of books. There are plenty more literary themed ones where these came from:
If you’re anything like me, you carry your books everywhere you go, just in case you’ll get a chance to read, even if only for a few minutes. I love these wool bags, made from skirts and coats by Wooly Bison. I had a very hard time choosing which one to post here; I like so many! I have a huge thing for handbags, almost as much as I do for books!
Okay, I could probably go on finding neat things, but I want to see what you come up with, too. Any suggestions for booklovers to check out? Let us know in the comments.
I didn’t include bookshelves here because there is one site that does it for me. Check out Bookshelf Porn. Ooooh. Okay, here is one photo: it shows gorgeous white bookshelves, which I’m pretty sure I want. I would love this whole house, actually. I don’t know whether to try and paint my shelves to immediately satisfy the urge I have to redecorate or make new ones. I think making new ones is more exciting. That way I can have ones exactly the way I want, and higher, since we have vaulted ceilings. And I can post the progress of the project!