Latest Articles in Library

Austrian Latticework Home living space and built-in bench

6 Reading Nooks We Love

Whether it's for an e-reader or good old analog paper, the reading nook isn't going out of style soon.
November 13, 2015
Orcas Island library with shelves of books and Artek stool

7 Gigantic Home Libraries

These sizable modern libraries are perfect for active contemplation or just sitting back and reading.
September 23, 2015
A rolling ladder made from salvaged wood and components leads to a small, yet well equipped, office.

5 Rolling Ladders in Modern Homes

The rolling (or sliding) ladder, set within the tall musty bookcases of a patrician library, is an old cliché. Extra-high bookcases can be a smart way to add storage to otherwise unused space. Check out these five contemporary designs that revisit and renew and old idea.
September 14, 2015
Simple planter with hidden self-watering wick and pleated design

Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June 2015 issue for many more green design ideas.
June 17, 2015

Flip Through This New Book on a Leading London Graphic Design Studio

Published this month by Unit Editions, an independent press specializing in visual culture, "Spin: 360º" features projects from over 20 years of work by London-based studio Spin. Here are a few highlights from the impressive 520-page tome made for graphics lovers.
June 11, 2015
haffenden house exterior facade night

This Glowing Library Addition is Every Writer's Dream Escape

A garage is replaced with a three-story space for reading, writing, and contemplation.
May 14, 2015
waterview house bookcase  0

This Japanese-Style Box Home Boasts a Two-Story Bookcase

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.
May 3, 2015
vashon show corian shelf dining table stove

6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level

Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them. In the following images, see how clever architects and designers have found ways to incorporate books into the homes of people who love the printed word.
March 5, 2015
Family room with tall hinged door and wooden bookcases

8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.
November 10, 2014