I have a friend (who also created the layered pillars of fruit pictured above) who I may or may not have accused of having a life like a bento box. What I mean to say by that is – uniformly portioned; aesthetically pleasing; and segregated by color! I don’t mean colors found on people duh, more like on blouses and foods!
And though I’m not always the most orderly person, sometimes there’s harmony in a system… Case in point, my own latest foray into the Bento Box lifestyle.
Recently, I found myself in the unique position of having: (one) freshly moved-away boyfriend and (one) awesome New-to-Me bookshelf that got left behind during the moving process. Not exactly tit for tat.
But to make the whole installation and shifting of stuff more exciting, my art-oriented sister decided to color organize my books. She had a burning desire for rainbow book that was, so burning, it could only be quenched by rainbow book! rainbow book!
So she color arranged (almost) my entire collection, and added a shoe, and it looks great! A veritable reading rainbow. Sometimes, a little aesthetic appeal goes a long way towards making things feel special :]
other fun ways to arrange your books (other than by subject) -
- stack them on their sides to make pyramids/geometric shapes
- use sparkly shoes or other decorative objects to act as bookends
- rig a lazy susan or other rotating device to hold your books
- utilize open space! especially if you have tall books and narrow shelves
- if you’re a monochromatic control freak, cover all of your books in matching scrapbook paper!
photo credit 2,3 personal
photo credit 4 here