At first glance Feng Shui By Fishgirl LOVED this outdoor public bookyard (see plenty more pics of it at designboom). Two thumbs up for creativity to designer Massimo Bartolini. Then I started wondering how the effects of climate and weather would take their toll on the books. Ew. Unless it’s in the desert where it hardly ever rains, or, unless there are caretakers covering or removing the books daily, this is probably not such a great idea. What do *you* think?
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Time to get your spring cleaning and feng shui organizing done, people! But you don’t need to throw your books out the window unless you are installation artist Alicia Martin. See more of her books pouring out of buildings here. Meanwhile some tips on cleaning out your library:
* Place books all the way to the front edge of shelves so that you don’t get dust buildup.
*Books and magazines you no longer need (school texts, for example) can be recycled to nursing homes, rec centers, even doctor’s offices. The Goodwill Stores will gladly take them off your hands.
*Make room for new interests by giving away old ones.
*Artists might find your books a great supply of art materials.
*Group books by topics so you can find them easily when you need them.
Check out the cool wall of bookshelves that Apartment Therapy is showing. One of their readers created a floor to ceiling library from several IKEA shelving units–an inexpensive alternative to custom built shelves. TIP: bring all of your books out to the very edge of your shelves to prevent dust from accumulating on your shelves. This frees up your time for more reading. And THAT builds up your Wisdom & Knowledge sector!