By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 06th 2018, 20:48:58 PM.
So why not hack built-ins instead? A few design tricks can turn simple floating shelves or cheap bookcases into stately furnishings fit for your most important collections. Plus, if you have to move, you can dismantle them in a snap. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
The home`s Canadian cedar cladding and aluminium joinery is low-maintenance, and designed to weather gently over time. The natural finish blends well with the surrounding garden, with its sculptural, desert plants. “We face south-west, so the weather comes straight at us, and the wind is loaded with salt,” says Hughes. “Fortunately, the plants we liked don’t give a hoot about the wind.”
Then, in what can only be called striking serendipity, I came across this essay in the back catalog of Design Observer: Rob Giampietro musing on cataloging books by color.