Friday, October 19, 2012

Hodge podge

I was thinking about putting a trellis-type thing in front of my ac unit, but these people are admirably and dauntingly ambitious with their fiberglass "Book Stack" cover for an electrical transformer. Titles depicted are A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka  and Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. The location is The Library Place Apartments, adjacent to a public library in Everett, Washington.

In response to several posts on cats this week, reader Sarah Tucker steered me to a website devoted to cats posed like vintage pinup girls. I just had to share a few of these fascinatin' felines vamping it up.

I love the idea for this DIY headboard (and the apparent ease of execution), but I would prefer to have the covers showing, with the options of being able to arrange colors and patinas into a beautiful pattern. To me it would be a testament to the longstanding substance and stability of the book, and it would do my heart good to have that represented in a sculptural/functional creation (especially over the bed, my preferred place to read).
When you get a chance, bop over to our 2013 calendars choices, where you'll find glorious underwater vistas; prize-winning chickens; Surrealist and Impressionist art; vintage food, botanical, and travel prints; Marilyn Monroe; cats 'n' dogs; birds 'n' blossoms; crosswords, Dilbert 'n' Downton Abbey; the resplendence of Gustav Klimt; hummingbirds; the Grand Canyon and other National Parks; London, Paris, and New York; kitsch, vintage, and retro; baseball; beaucoup Martha Stewart; Kandinsky and Klee; film fanatics;  sideshow and street art; and much more. Something for every taste!
I'll leave you with this image, equal parts sad, bad, & mad—and a tad fab. Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Those pinup cats are hilarious! I especially loved the second one.

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  2. The book bed board is probably one of the neatest things I've seen in a long time!!!!

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  3. Just woke up from a nightmare!
    Felixity called from Vegas to say he and Trixie LeMew (cat #2) were married and honeymooning in the Elvis suite!

    No more pizza before bed.

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  4. That Everett WA ‘Book Stack’ cover looks like it was inspired by the Community Bookshelf of the Kansas City library. (Better photos here.)

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    1. Fabulous looking library, RPS. Thanks for the pics!

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    2. OMG!! That's so fantastic I can't even believe it's real!

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    3. OMG INDEED! That is the best library I have ever seen in my life! Kudos to those who brainstormed that idea and the architectual build. Stunning...

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    4. Tops my list of Things To See in KC!

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  5. Ok I love cats! And to have them posed like vintage pinups takes the level of cuteness that much further! LOVE IT...

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  6. Gosh, the selection of classic books was interesting!

    I wonder what the current generation of high school students would choose for their "classics?"

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