By Al3xa. bookcases. At Monday, May 21st 2018, 17:10:01 PM.
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.”
Hughes’ collection of hundreds of books is stored on a vertiginous two story bookcase, which takes up the whole of the northern wall of the living room. It’s an ingenious solution to the small-space dwelling that draws the eye up, adding texture and interest to the room without taking up floor space.
Rockers from the Silversun Pickups and the Flaming Lips were in attendance during the opening festivities at the 1,800-square-foot store, which was designed by Los Angeles architect Thomas Robertson of Ripple Design. Custom wood-and-steel shelving is one of Ripple`s specialties, and Stories is stacked with it.