By Al3xa. bookcases. At Monday, May 21st 2018, 17:09:27 PM.
We`ve organized our bookshelf by color for some time here at Dwell. And to be fair, it looks great. As visitors pass the design wall, the current issue of the magazine tacked up in its unbound state, they`re met with a rack of chromatic harmony. Hell, we even put a picture of the shelf in the March 08 issue of the magazine.
But what of the organizational system? Suppose I hadn`t known that Mutations was large and yellow, I could have spent an age looking for the thing. As it happens, I did spend a while looking through the various piles and shelves where it could have been hiding, only to come up empty.
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.