Friday, June 19, 2009
Have I ever told you how much I love awards? Along with the feeling that comes from receiving a nice thing like that, I also really enjoy the opportunity to post on some of my favorite people and places (although it’s so hard narrowing it down!). While I usually try to keep award posts tidy this new award designed and created by my favorite Librarian, Diana♥ of our.city.lights, has sent me on flight of Library Fancy.
Thank you Diana for this adorable award, I pass it back to you and also to the following girls (some who may already have it), your blogs are always such inspiring and entertaining reads… thank you!♥
Carrie, Miriam, Francesca, Drollgirl, The Clothes Horse, Tina, Sam, Elizabeth, Fashion Moment, Chloé, Mary-Laure, Nina, Anna, Rebecca, Laura and Natalie.
A few more details to get us in the scholarly mood:
Romy Schneider and Woody Allen in What's New Pussycat (1965), 'I love to read' Necklace by A Resin Revival and Button Earrings by the Singing Librarian.
‘Looking For Love...’ Necklace by The Good Girls Studio, Girl Scouts Librarian Patch and 'Spectacles Ring' by Isette (Previously posted by Anna of MuchLove).
Banned Books Locket and ‘I think Im in love’ Illustration by Rosie Music.
Hanes ad courtesy of Found in Mom’s Basement, Cindy Sherman and 'Reading is Sexy' by Sarah Utter.
Anna Karina, 'Stack of books' ring by Crumpet Cake, 'Croc Heals' by Holly Beach and ‘Reading in bed’ from Mythologie des Lucioles.
Love Life by Maple Syrup Only, ‘What’s new pussycat?’ frame courtesy of Sokaris73, ‘A Love Story’ by Crescent Creations.
Audrey Hepburn, Kate Spades Library and Alfred Gescheidt.
Book♥Fight scene in Une femme est une femme (A Woman Is a Woman), 1961:
'Books Written for Girls' by Camera Obscura. Visit *HERE* to play and/or download. They’re one of my favorite bands. Finally got to see them in concert last week for the first time… it was grand!
Kate Spade loves to read and she even designed some book covers for you. Click *HERE* to see her summer reading recommendations and to find the full downloadable versions of these bad boys:
So in an attempt to make this post even longer, I wanted to share my Library. It isn’t the one closest to my home (that’s a post for another day) but it is the closest to where I work and one of the best places to spend an afternoon…
Café Pinot is situated just outside the Library. I had the most delicious apple tart with pistachio ice-cream for my birthday there this year!
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass (Inscription over Library fountain)
I have to confess… whenever I visit one of the first things I do is to stop by the gift shop. This Library has a small but really well stocked gift shop for book and library lovers…
An exhibit of Paul Outerbridge's work entitled: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948–1955. It consists of an unknown body of work that he created in the late 1940s and 1950s between California and Mexico using his Kodachrome. You can read more about his ‘bright and luminous’ ground breaking work *HERE*. The exhibit ends June 28th.
‘Atrium Chandeliers’ from the Tom Bradley wing of the Library were created by artist Therman Statom:
After shopping and looking at the exhibit I headed to the real reason for my visit to the Library…
I’ve been meaning to read ‘Franny and Zooey’ for awhile now, especially since it comes highly recommended by Mary-Laure (she even named her bike after it). But before I crack into this one I’m reading…
Diana (my favorite Librarian) husband’s book, ‘Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian’. I haven’t finished it all yet, but am very much enjoying it right now! It's interesting and it’s made me laugh quite a few times… also, I’m looking forward to the part where he meets Diana (Rebecca of ‘Baby Sloth’ read it and sort of clued us in on that already). Very romantic.
Australian school girls learn the art of balance (1923) courtesy of Heather Voke.
Giveaway is no longer available. Congratulations and thank you Christiana!