Of Worlds and Coffee Shrines


Image from The New York Times; Photo by Elaine Louie

Books are worlds waiting to be discovered, right?

Except that books can take up as much space in our home as planets. Recently, I’ve been trying to think of creative ways to arrange/organize/manage the collection of books that constantly threatens to take over my home. Between my husband and me, we could fill a small library.

And no doubt, we should.

And then I discovered this coffee shop and I want to implement this idea in my living room:

“When Eugene Kagansky, the owner of D’Espresso on the Lower East Side, decided to open another coffee bar a block away from the New York Public Library at Bryant Park, he told his designer, ‘Let’s do a coffee bar that looks like a library, but would be more interesting.’

So Anurag Nema, the founder of nemaworkshop, a Manhattan design firm, did something interesting: he flipped the coffee shop on its side.”

Read the rest of the story here.

The only thing I take issue with is this: What could be more interesting than a library?!

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