September 28, 2011

Beyond the Shelf - Big Cozy Books

If you're anything like me then you probably daydream not only of shelves filled with books but venture into even more fantastic book realms. Bookish furniture. I'm not talking about bed linen with a Harry Potter print here. I'm talking about real furniture. As in seats and tables that will not only invite you to read a book, but will also look like one. Curling up not just with a book, but on a book.

Erik Olofson began creating whimsical Big Cozy Books when his kids thought his design for a local library seating area was, well, boring. His daughter asked him "Why don't you make the seats look like big books?" and the rest is histor
y. Today Big Cozy Books provides creative furniture designs for commercial and public use, perfect for businesses, libraries, offices, reception areas, and more. The passion for reading and books is at the heart of every design.

I admit I was instantly smitten. Not as though it would be feasible in my apartment, but I'm thinking big here. Big as in when one day I have a house. Or kids. Or my own book shop.

But why don't you take a look yourself?

Wouldn't this be a great place to hang out and read? I think so too.


  1. These are so neat! I would definitely do my kids reading area or nook like this!

  2. I noticed you had some giveaway hop linky pictures posted. I just wanted to invite you to particpate in a giveaway hop im hosting over at LovelyLit in Nov. Everyone is welcome. :) My blog is small and sort of new but i think id still be fun! All the hosts will be entered to win a book bundle. :D Id understand if you decided not to, either way great job with your blog and im a new follower. Thanks.

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