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?