When I was just a tyke I was not much of a reader but over the years my love for reading has grown. My most recent “read” was Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I say “read” because I technically did not read this book. I requested it online through my library website & when I went to pick it up I realized that I had accidently ordered the audio version. Oops. I hadn’t listen to a book on audio since elementary school but I discovered that I absolutely loved it! In the mornings on my way to class instead of listening to the radio I would pop in one of the eleven disks and enjoy “story time” while cruising along. I also must admit that a few nights I would listen to Elizabeth read me her story as I fell asleep.

Take a look at how this New Yorker displays his books in his 178 square foot studio apartment. The tenant, Mr. Motl was so creative in the use of his space. My favorite part of the article:

By November of 2008, Mr. Motl wanted just one (full-time) job. He was still waiting tables to support himself while he worked part time for Mr. Redd. A friend showed him a posting on Craigslist by Robert Couturier & Associates, the upscale architecture and design firm

The ad was for a junior designer, with three years’ experience and knowledge of AutoCAD, the computer drafting program. Mr. Motl didn’t meet either of those requirements, but he did have pictures of this apartment. He got the job.

– Penelope Green for The New York Times

I love the fact that he was not discouraged in applying despite the fact that he did not meet the requirements the employer was looking for!

I like how these books have the same presence that a large piece of artwork out hanging on the wall.

via/ design sponge + new york times + bloesem


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