Taking occupancy

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Gradually things are finding their places in my new home. My husband & I both do a lot of work from home, so studies have had a high priority in our planning. (We have had no choices on the exterior design of the house, but have had some saying on the interior – and have amongst other things built extra strong walls to carry our 4000 books)

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For the books we have chosen the very adaptable Swedish shelving-system called String, designed in the 50′.P1140384

Simple desks from IKEA are combined with chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950.

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Such a mess!

We started out with 4000 books, but have reduced the collection considerably. I took out all novels I knew I wouldn’t reread, and a lot of books on post-modernism and post-structuralism. My husband got to keep all the books by Deleuze & Foucault, and I kept Barthes, the rest; Derrida, Lyotard, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Bourdieu … are all gone, hopefully disappeared into other readers shelves.

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Now my highest wish is to find some time to spend with – new books …

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Sigrun View All →

sketcher, reader, writer

16 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Gasp! Could be that all those books are working on the computer to create another one of themselves and have left the bookshelves for you to fashion into a bed for your sacred body?

  2. Immaculate , orderly , and bound to be productive !
    (incidentally, I have a fav quote which relates: “Clutter is a tribute to Indecision” )
    So… here’s to making Good Sound Decisions ! 🙂

  3. It looks marvelous and so inviting, Sigrun! Thanks so much for showing us your moving journey. I have moved many books in my life, at one time what I considered a small room’s worth, meaning the room was completely lined with full shelves. However, 4000 I never reached I am sure.
    A most happy new year to you and yours.
    Karen

  4. I wish you a great deal of happiness in your new home. It’s truly beautiful. I love it and I like the location. Letting go of books must have been difficult. Happy New Year Sigrun. Best regards,
    Micheline

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