- Posted on , by David Bjørngaard
Dealing with storage and clutter are concerns in most of our lives. Dealing with too many clothes, collections, books, and mementos from a life well lived is the dividing line between the Minimalists, and the rest of us. Yet, while clean, well-ordered space is not only good for the psyche (i.e. I know where to find my stuff so I’m not stressed out!), but it also helps make a small space feel bigger. As such, finding a place to put that new pair of jeans, or that new tech gadget, is a great thing.
For me, the problem is books. I have lots of them. Lots! Books are stacked in bookcases, under night stands and on coffee tables. And still, I have design books that are in boxes and stacked on the floor. It’s my (or Sean’s) cross to bear. Considering that Sean and I have lived in our loft for over 2 years, we both agreed that it is time to take advantage of an awkward corner of our loft – otherwise unusable space – and have some book cases made (or find something ready-made, as Sean keeps telling me). The goal is to rid our lives of boxes and piles of books in 2015! Towards that end, I have been spending a bit of time lately exploring different bookshelves options, which range from architectural solutions for sculptural furniture. Here are some of my favorites.
David Bjørngaard, March 2015