the struggling economic woes of the world are affecting companies small and large. we closed the doors on our own business three years ago, and many others have followed suit since. i was sad to see that borders book store will soon be out of business, but secretly a little happy that i could find some design books to add to my library. at 30% and 40% off, how could i resist?
while i was there this weekend i picked up:
"the color scheme bible" and "the comfortable home".
usually, i ignore design books with grandiose claims like the "curtain/design/sofa/chair/fabric BIBLE", but i picked it up, and was really inspired by many of the color combinations. so, it came home with me.
i have been a bob williams and mitchell gold fan for a long time. their furniture is classy, timeless and just edgy enough to make it interesting. their book shows the reader step by step instructions on how to achieve the comfortable, layered, personal look they are known for.
if there is a borders near you, you may want to swing by and see what they have. i was amazed at the inventory still left at the store we visited (the riverwoods in orem), but i imagine that if you waited too much longer, there will only be copies of books like "slow cookin' possums" and "things you never wanted to know about asphalt" left.
bye, bye borders.
you will be missed...but thank you for your parting gifts.