Thursday, July 21, 2011

House of Shelves

I recently saw read about an amazing house in Osaka, Japan. It was designed by Japanese architect Kazuya Morita for a scholar of Islam with a very large book collection. He created a house which is covered floor to ceiling with built-in bookcases in just about every room, including the bathroom. Just looking at it made me gasp in amazement. You can read about it here and see more pictures here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blue Chameleon

I was recently given a copy of the beautiful children's book Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett by a friend who works in publishing. The book tells the tale of a lonely chameleon trying to find a friend by changing to look like them, but in the end finding that he really fits best being himself and friends with another chameleon. The illustrations were done in colored pencil on rough watercolor paper and give them great texture.

One extra bonus is the opening copyright information page!