i came across this photo last july (one of those un-documented inspiration photos--if you know the source, please let me know!).
the card catalogue is what caught my eye. it brings up memories of weekly "library time" in elementary school where we learned the dewey decimal system and the school lirarian encouraged us "check out" chapter books for Quiet Time reading. (although i definitely never needed any encouragement to check out more books.)
now i see a card catalogue and think of the unlimited possibilities of having one all to myself!! filled with paper scraps. or colorful beads. or string & things.
or empty, and just looking pretty in my bedroom.
then today craigslist has an ad for an original LA public library card catalogue!!
so maybe the pictures aren't quite as pretty, but the potential is certainly there.
if only i had the dollars... and the space!