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The Paperback Bookshelf
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Just quickly dropping in to tell you about a super cool book storage solution. I saw it on Design Indaba‘s site and instantly coveted it. Unlike a traditional bookcase, the “Paperback” shelving unit displays books horizontally so that their spines can be more easily read. Along with that functional aspect, the horizontal orientation makes for a stunning visual display. As you’ll see below, a mass of colorful books can achieve an aesthetic presence similar to a piece of abstract art.

Studio Parade, the Dutch design group responsible for the creation of the Paperback, calls it the “ode to the book” and I quite agree because it highlights each book and its title and provides a fresh new visual context for enjoying a library. Take a gander…

Without books it looks pretty spartan…almost like cardboard actually. I think this design would be awesome in acrylic!
 Pretty cool design isn’t it? I don’t think the Paperback comes in multiple sizes or finishes, but I just love the idea of it. I’m itching to experiment with the concept!
Highlights from High Point Round 2
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As I mentioned last week, I had a very productive trip to High Point Market and found TONS of great things! I went non-stop and hit dozens of vendor booths and showrooms. I took about 1,100 photos (no joke) so you won’t be able to see everything, but between a few posts, I’ll share a sampling of my top picks. So here we go…

The Bernhardt showroom is a doozy and it’s organized by collection, which is fantastic because it’s easier to focus on individual pieces. Here’s a small taste of the goodness…
Perfect lacquered vanity/desk and oversized mirror…
And I’m a sucker for bone inlay pieces and there were lots of those in the mix, including this dining table…
This bench with rolling storage baskets was a clever design…
Another glam desk/vanity…this one had faux shagreen drawer fronts and a brass base. I was obsessed with the chair too (which you might’ve seen already on my Instagram)…
Classy little hexagonal side table + chair…
There were numerous dressers and chests that I fell for including these pretties…
Finally, a pair of zebra striped cocktail cube tables constructed with bone…
Festoni goodies included lighting, mirrors, upholstery, case pieces, and objets like these…
Amongst a sea of worthless giclées, I was pleased to spot some stunning original art at Charles Harold Company….
Mixed media by Carol Hu
I liked the nail trim on this little stool by Kim Salmela…
I was thrilled to finally see the Thibaut furniture line! I loved it all (and everything was amazing to sit on) but this ottoman and the chairs below were amongst my favorites…
SUPER comfy little slipper chairs…
I stumbled across Orientalist Home which turned out to be a great source for pillows, flat weaves, and dyed rugs. This style looks amazingly similar to a design that Madeline Weinrib sells…
I was so glad to find small manufacturers like Rogue Wood, a group that produces all of their furniture in Oregon. This was a nice little chest of drawers…
Whew…you probably won’t believe me but that’s a majorly edited set of picks from each vendor!
Any favorites?