Readers, you seem to be a big group of bibliophiles, so I thought you might appreciate this Fully Booked Tent from Field Candy. The waterproof flysheet looks just like a giant book, right down to the pages and the barcode and ISBN number on the back.
The tent’s price tag really doesn’t make it all that practical, but you still have to admire the creativity that went into this. And the winking title of the book they chose. Although I can think of at least a few more — The Call of the Wild or A Walk in the Woods, anyone? — that would be equally appropriate.
If you could feature any book cover on a tent, which would you choose?
[Via: Inspire Me Now]
Do you remember before the Internet when there were those paper things with words on pages? People called them books? Well, they still exist and there are some very good ones that are not only interesting but also useful.
I must have watched the full-length Hunger Games movie trailer about oh, twenty times since it was released on Monday, and according to Yahoo, I’m not alone: Yesterday, searches for “Hunger Games trailer” were up 3,178%! Still don’t know what The Hunger Games are? You can catch up with my previous post, or better yet, take a peek at the trailer.
The visual world is not too far from what I had pictured in my head while reading the books, and I have to say, the fashions are just as outrageous as I was hoping, too. (The all-pink Effie Trinket, as played by Elizabeth Banks, looks like a menacing piece of cotton candy.) Katniss‘s skill with her bow and arrow is what really inspired today’s delight, though.
In the character’s hands, arrows are deadly weapons, but in the hands of Stacey Foster of Verla Ivans, they’re unique accents for bookshelves, desks and coffee tables. This colorway is a little more Capitol than District 12, but still, I think the arrows are a fitting tribute to my favorite tribute. What did you think of the Hunger Games trailer? And do you think these arrows hit a decorative bulls-eye?
What do Barbra Streisand and Jonathan Adler have in common? Well…
- Streisand is star of stage and movie screen. Adler, star of the TV screen and design scene.
- Streisand and Adler both have adorable dogs in neutral hues (Samantha and Liberace).
- And they both love interior design and color.
Except orange. Barbra…not so keen on orange. Her favorite color? Burgundy. Adler…he LOVES orange, along side pink, turquoise, brown and navy. Something else they have in common? New books, available in stores now.
Christina Strutt runs the fabulous fashion and home decor brand Cabbages & Roses, which specializes in vintage fabrics. Her fifth book, At Home With Country, just came out and we’ve been diving into its beautifully cozy pages. Featuring full home tours of residences in England as well as the States, At Home With Country is full of easy-to-repeat designs, tips on mixing fabrics and inspirational ideas on bringing cozy country style into your home. We caught up with Christina to find out what inspires her and what she can’t live without. Plus, we have a special invite to her upcoming book event.
Find out what inspires her designs
It’s all about comfort, right? I received a copy of The Comfortable Home from Clarkson Potter Publishers a little while ago and have been delving into Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams’ cozy, sophisticated style ever since.