The Dueling Inner Bloggers on Literary Decor

Two pretty out-there pieces of literary interior decoration have been making the rounds this week. And while both are delightful in their own right, they also drive home the point of how fiercely the creative and spontaneous blogger inside me is at war with the cranky old sleep-deprived blogger.

Item #1: The Rug Made Out of Books. Designed by visual artist, papermaker and calligrapher Pamela Paulsrud, this is a sort of movable parquet made from the spines of books. It’s attractive and brings to mind boxes of old hardcovers in a secondhand store—a nice association.

Creative and spontaneous blogger says: That must feel really good underfoot.
Cranky old sleep-deprived blogger says: That has to be a bitch to clean.

Item #2: A Book You Can Sleep In. This comes from artist Yusuke Suzuki, whose work includes multimedia sculptures and photography, and looks like it could be the source of the best sleepover ever, or the main fixture in a (very large) playroom where naptime is more than welcome.

Creative and spontaneous blogger says: Wow, the dreams you could have in that book.
Cranky old sleep-deprived blogger says: I’m guessing there’s no lumbar support on that, is there?


3 Comments to The Dueling Inner Bloggers on Literary Decor

  1. emily's Gravatar emily
    April 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Hilarious. Thanks for sharing; I hadn’t seen these yet.

  2. Miss T's Gravatar Miss T
    April 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    It’s interesting how as ebooks take more of a foothold, physical books are turning into decor and art materials.

  3. April 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I WANT. There is no debate in me. Both of these would make me so happy. Why try hiding my obsession with books? lol. I love blankets be like pages of a book.

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