Love Aesthetics

September 30, 2012

DIY Anonymous Books

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Books: Click to see how they looked before

glass container: iittala
lamp: gift from my mom
perfume: Maison Martin Margiela

I really like to keep my stuff in sight and not tuck everything away behind closet doors; like a thrifted fashion encyclopedia from 1986 and the favorite book from my childhood Matilda. Though a shelf crammed with piles of books can look pretty messy and is visually disturbing. So I figured that giving them a new white cover(just some thick paper folded around the original covers) would solve this and also protect my vintage books. I planned to write the titles on the book spines with a black marker but I really liked their new anonymous look, besides I know exactly which book is which. To keep your books standing up without any book stands just take an elastic, tie a knot in it and put it around your books.

56 responses to “DIY Anonymous Books”

  1. denise says:

    I love it…
    looks so simple&clean.
    love,
    denise

  2. laurablau says:

    Thank you Ivania! I think I’m gonna adapt this project 😀

  3. Great idea! Looks great and protects the books!

  4. annamaria says:

    amazing idea!
    I’m so going to try it

    have a lovely week, sweetie 🙂

  5. Cille says:

    Love it!!! Its so cool!
    It will mean the world for me if you took a look at my blog! I just dyed my hair pastel!

    – Cille, Black-and-blurry.blogspot.com

  6. TraN says:

    So clever! I want to do this on my books too! love it!

    xx
    http://www.sevenoutfits.blogg.no

  7. I think it’s pretty cool how your minimalism/white seeps into everything in your life it’s not just your fashion style but your lifestyle haha

    liz (rednotion.blogspot.com)

  8. Mira says:

    Always gorgeous decoration ideas. Love what you did with the books!!
    xo

    glamDevils

  9. ZHENYA says:

    GREAT IDEA, REALLY. BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE IS WHICH:) ACTUALLY IM TOO MUCH OF A FAN OF THE WAY BOOKS LOOK TO EVER DO THIS, BUT IT DOES LOOK AMAZING

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  10. Mju says:

    Amazing idea! It looks so minimalistic 🙂 Can I use your idea with my books and notebooks? 🙂

  11. Michele says:

    Yes! Echt een tof idee, ik erger me namelijk rot aan hoe rommelig mijn boekenplankje eruit ziet!

  12. I wish my room looks like this….in reality is almost a mess :)!

    Lens&anythingElse

  13. Fashiable says:

    Volgens mij heb jij echt mijn droomhuis, vind je interieur altijd zo mooi!

    http://www.fashiable.nl

  14. Stephanie says:

    Such a good idea! I always hide my books because they don’t go with my white room. No I can show em off!

  15. cy says:

    i think its a little complicated to put it out and then again between those other books? but looks simply beautiful!

  16. This is so clever! Love it! x

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

  17. McKenzie says:

    A great idea – very minimalistic, I like it!

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.co.nz/

  18. Anonymous says:

    Pleeeaaasee take some more pictures of your home!
    I would love to see more of this stuff.
    You have an amazing taste!!!

    Kisses from one of your Danish followers

  19. Daisy Nguyen says:

    I LOVE the simplicity of white!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

  20. Anne says:

    great idea!
    But is your whole appartement is paint in white?

  21. So simple but pure! Love it! I follow you on Bloglovin. PLease check out my recent outfit post.

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  22. Iris says:

    You inspire me so much! i love your clean style!!!!

  23. Fashionable stuff, really like this.

  24. Love Aesthetics never fails, too fresh 🙂

    Santenne Luyindula of Crystallized Elements.
    http://www.crystallized-elements.blogspot.co.uk

  25. Julye says:

    Looks so nice !!

  26. Alicia N. says:

    I just love your clean aesthetic. And great idea of using elastic as a book holder. I also really like how you didn’t stack the books in order of height. Genius. 🙂

    neon-fox.blogspot.com

  27. This looks so good, I love this one!!
    Simple and decorative at the same time.

    xx

  28. L says:

    I’d say this result is more visually disturbing. It looks like a kidnapped Rachel Whiteread…

  29. Very effective. Love how the books have the feeling of being both coveted and rejected at the same time. How you know them so well and yet strip them of their individuality and essence. It’s amazing how sterility and minimalism can reveal so much detail and depth about an artist and their message. Keep it up.connect with his heart

  30. danielle says:

    this is brilliant!
    finally a solution for how i can keep all my books on display but make them more attractive.
    love the idea of writing on them too. maybe an all black sharpie in cursive would be perfect!
    http://www.indieelectronicalternative.com

  31. Hannah. says:

    Hello Ivania, yet another interesting, original and thought-provoking post.
    I must admit, the cleanliness of the book covers is appealing and fits in very well with your style and way of life, but do you think over time you’d miss seeing the well-loved and familiar book covers you’ve lived with?
    Warm regards,
    A sentimental fool -x-

  32. Thank you Hannah, maybe I will.. But then, I can always take off the covers of the ones I miss, great thing is that this isn’t permanent 🙂

    X

  33. DREAMY says:

    This is suuuch a good idea.

  34. Sofia says:

    really fantastic idea!
    s

  35. GIULIA UDA says:

    this looks so clean and classy, I love the idea

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  37. […] a bit stronger. They are like building blocks for anything you can imagine. Yesterday I stacked my DIY anonymous books, added a glass circle and finally stacked one last heavy book on the pile to keep the glass in […]

  38. […] But it doesn’t need any of that, really. It’s the same principle I apply to all of my books in white paper. I made this one out of a bit of wonderful cracked white left over leather I still had from another […]

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