Thursday, February 7, 2008
This post is for all my all librarian friends (you know who you are) and arose out of two seemingly disparate events which occurred on the same day earlier this week - seeing the film 'Atonement' and researching a trip to Thailand. The film's library scene, top image, prompted me to muse on how much I love libraries. Lo and behold, later that day, I found a resort on the internet at Koh Samui, Thailand, called The Library, which has sculptures of reading figures dotted around the grounds, and a restaurant called The Page (second two images). I do think a ladder should be an essential ingredient in a library, so the next two images, from Domicilium Decoratus and Elle Decoration January 2008 edition, illustrate this perfectly. Below this is possibly my favourite library image from my most favourite house in the world - Janet de Botton's house in Provence, from Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens People. The bottom image, also from January Elle Decoration, combines two of my favourite things - books and plates on shelves.