Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Amazing Private Libraries...

3600 Square Feet of Book Storage Envy...

We've discussed book storage here before... but look at this man's shelves! Wow! This is the library of Priceline.com's founder Jay Walker. Beautiful Etched glass, special lighting and look at those beautiful book shelves!

Jay Walker's New England house was designed specifically for his massive collection of books and other wonders (including original Sputnik 1 satellite! mounted from the ceiling)... " To create the space, which was constructed in 2002, Walker and architect Mark Finlay first built a 7-foot-long model. Then they used miniature cameras to help visualize what it would be like to move around inside. In a conscious nod to M. C. Escher (whose graphics are echoed in the wood tiling), the labyrinthine platforms seem to float in space, an illusion amplified by the glass-paneled bridges connecting the platforms"

To see more amazing photos of Jay Walker's library, follow this link to Wired, where you can learn more about what's in the library too! P.S. this was the first time the press was allowed inside his library, usually reserved by invitation only!

12 comments:

Libby said...

Wow, that is something else! I would love to visit this place someday. Thanks for the link.

Suzanne said...

Hi Libby! That's exactly what I thought! Maybe all of us bloggers should coordinate a trip and schedule a tour! Enjoy looking at the rest of his library it is amazing!

Suzanne

Heidi V said...

Now that's a dream house!

cheryl c said...

WOW! :-)

Linda Ellen said...

Wow... I'm envious too.

Suzanne said...

Hi Heidi, Cheryl and Linda E.! Isn't that cut glass beautiful! Of course to fill all those beautiful shelves would be a challenge! lol... although my hubby would say I have enough to fill them already!

Suzanne

Yvette Kelly said...

Wow.Now you're making me think,hmm... This library looks amazing.

Serena said...

Don't you just love these gorgeous private libraries?

Suzanne said...

Yvette! Hey, now that you're redoing that house.... I know what you're thinking! :D

Serena! It's so much fun peeking in on other peoples libraries, isn't it!? And this one is gorgeous! And my hubby thinks I have a lot of 'stuff'! lol

Cathy said...

What a beautiful library!

Suzanne said...

Hi Cathy!
I'm glad you were able to stop by and take a peek here! This library is beautiful!

Suzanne

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