Companies like Books by the Foot have long enabled conspicuous consumption by letting people buy instant libraries which match a color, topic, theme, or subject. Now Imgur user Deece27 has found a more destructive way to use books as part of his interior decoration.
BoingBoing brings us the sad tale of one book lover who covered the wall and half the ceiling of his tv room with the corpses of books:
Deece27 bought 4,000 random books from Books by The Foot and fastened them to the wall by nailing each one to the book underneath followed by two nails angled into the wall. Check out more images of the project here.
If you head on over to Imgur you will find some three dozen photos documenting the
crime scene project, as well as their notes. The original plan was to cover both the wall and ceiling with books, but the supply started running out so they shifted to a "face out" display.
What do you think?
I don't know about you, but I am stuck on the inevitable problems of dust and smell as the books age. (I hope that room is dry and flood-proof, because otherwise it's going to get stinky real quick.) And let's not forget the headache of stripping the books out when the house is sold.
And then of course there's the irony of papering a tv room with books so that they can never be used again; Ray Bradbury might appreciate it (I didn't say he'd like it).