Even in this world of smart phones and constantly updated designs of portable devices and tablets, there is undoubtedly a special place for the traditional printed page. Books and magazines give texture to lives and homes and their presence often reminds us to take part in a more sedate and contemplative time around the home. The objects themselves also give context and definition to a living space; a well stacked book shelf offers a comforting insight into the owners likes and interests.
With this in mind, here at Dotmaison we thought it would be an interesting idea to take a look at the book related ideas we currently have in stock. As a way to cultivate and inspire a love of reading, the lifestyle items we showcase around the home can have a terrifically positive effect.
Take the wonderfully fashioned Outline Bookend by Ferm Living (above). The beautifully designed items have been inspired by the modernist German art school Bauhaus and the bookends can offer a studious and smart look to any book shelf and living area. Fantastically striking either when used as support for your precious tomes or as a decorative piece, the powder coated white or dark blue or finished book ends create a learned atmosphere ideal for study and reading enjoyment. Easy to care for and install, the outline bookend is something for all book lovers to make a place for!
Another type of reading material, newspapers and magazines, are perfectly suited to the Koziol Milano Magazine Storage Stacks. The purely minimalist storage ideas is a great way to keep in place all of your newspapers and magazines in comfort. The extra-slim design allows you to keep the stacks in place by the side of a chair or sofa offering easy access to leisurely reading. Available in a range of different colours, the storage stacks have been resolutely and attractively constructed from tough and easy to look after plastics, making them a great addition to any home or office.
Unless you happen to be reading on one of those modern devices mentioned earlier, focusing on the written word often requires some form of reading light. A beautiful lamp that is well suited to precisely that purpose is the Z table lamp by Leimotiv. The stylish and ultra modern look of the lamp provides a contemporary alternative to more traditional lamps and features an easy to position head fitting to easily alter the angle of light. Painted in a striking shade of marsala pink, this is a lamp that shines a light on not only a passion for reading, but also a love of pure design style.
Robert Monk January 24th, 2017