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Ok, now: This is a painting of our friends Youngna and Jacob's bookshelf which, in the middle of the... November 19 2013

Ok, now: This is a painting of our friends Youngna and Jacob's bookshelf which, in the middle of the second shelf, features an Ideal Bookshelf painting.

It’s a painting of a bookshelf with a painting of a bookshelf on it and it’s in a book!

Also, Youngna's making beautiful mugs. More info below.

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In our chapter on how *not* to hang a picture (that is, shelving, stacking, or otherwise displaying art without putting a nail in your wall), we showcase the home of Youngna Park and Jacob Krupnick, creative powerhouses whose work you probably know from all sorts of places.

Lately, Youngna has been making very lovely ceramics, some of which you can buy over at More and Co. Get into it.

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I spy Ideal Bookshelf 455: Harry Potter on this wall-of-art in... November 18 2013



I spy Ideal Bookshelf 455: Harry Potter on this wall-of-art in progress!

Via The Pink Pagoda—she’s documenting the redecorating of her 15-year-old daughter’s room over here.


Over on her blog, The Honeysuckle Under the Vine, Candice Ransom... November 15 2013



Over on her blog, The Honeysuckle Under the Vine, Candice Ransom wrote, “The other day my favorite librarian said she’d just come across a recent book she thought I’d like and would put it with my requested holds. Don’t you love a librarian who does that?”

Yes! We do! Especially when the book is My Ideal Bookshelf.

Candice also shared her current ideal bookshelf (above) and little bit about why she loves these particular tomes. Read it here.


janemount: current favorite spine to paint = 1958 edition of... November 11 2013



janemount:

current favorite spine to paint = 1958 edition of Johanna Spyri’s Heidi, illustrated by Pelagie Doane. a fade! a landscape! people! that awesome type! (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)


"You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that..." November 11 2013

“You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed…You’re also finding out something as you read vitally important for making your way in the world. And it’s this: The world doesn’t have to be like this. Things can be different.”

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Neil Gaiman on why our future depends on reading, libraries, and daydreaming, in The Guardian

(We just released a new print of fantasy books featuring a Gaiman classic at the top of the stack!)


Fantasy and sci-fi prints! One brand-new plus two from the... November 08 2013







Fantasy and sci-fi prints! One brand-new plus two from the archives: we think these three make a sweet trio. Our favorite fantasy books spill up and over one shelf while a suite of sci-fi lines up side-by-side.

Get them here:

  • Ideal Bookshelf 629: Fantasy
  • Ideal Bookshelf 566: SciFi and Ideal Bookshelf 567: SciFi, (so good together, and for 10% off, too)

  • The cat approves of AD’s excellent book choices, all... November 06 2013



    The cat approves of AD’s excellent book choices, all framed up.


    This painting-in-progress is a birthday gift from husband to... October 31 2013



    This painting-in-progress is a birthday gift from husband to wife.

    So sweet, right?!

    You too can be as thoughtful as this guy. And smart!

    Order a custom Ideal Bookshelf painting before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, November 1st, and get 15% off. We’ll make sure your gift is also timely, and get it to you by Christmas.

    More details about how it all works here.


    Our friends at San Francisco’s Makeshift Society are bringing... October 29 2013



    Our friends at San Francisco’s Makeshift Society are bringing the ideals behind their awesome co-working space for creative freelancers to Brooklyn, NY. They’re building out a new space in Williamsburg for people to work, take classes, attend events, and collaborate on projects.

    Support their efforts on Kickstarter for $150 and you’ll get a giant 16”x20” Ideal Bookshelf print and some other good stuff.


    janemount: painting only pretty books today (at Ideal Bookshelf... October 28 2013



    janemount:

    painting only pretty books today (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)


    A quick reminder! Our friends at San Francisco’s Makeshift... October 28 2013



    A quick reminder!

    Our friends at San Francisco’s Makeshift Society are bringing the ideals behind their awesome co-working space for creative freelancers to Brooklyn, NY. They’re building out a new space in Williamsburg for people to work, take classes, attend events, and collaborate on projects.

    Support their efforts on Kickstarter for $150 and you’ll get a giant 16”x20” Ideal Bookshelf print and some other good stuff.


    Now till October’s over: Get 15% off custom Ideal Bookshelf... October 22 2013



    Now till October’s over:

    Get 15% off custom Ideal Bookshelf paintings and get them delivered by December 25th.*

    Order for your loves (or yourself, we won’t tell) today.

    We can hardly believe it, but it’s that time of year: Time to make a list and check it twice. A list of books that is! We think original Ideal Bookshelf paintings make the best gifts and know that quite a few of you do, too. So, we’re giving you a good deal for helping us get a jump start on our busiest season.

    Send your mother’s/brother’s/BFF’s/husband’s/boss’/daughter’s list of favorite books (and a photograph of their spines if they are a bit obscure or if you’d like specific editions) for Jane to paint by November 1st and save 15% on your custom painting. We’ll make sure it arrives in time for gift giving. More details about how it all works here.

    * Cross-our-hearts details:

    + 15% off applies to painting only, taxes and regular shipping and handling will apply

    + Paintings are guaranteed to arrive by December 25th, possibly sooner, but we can’t make any promises

    + Offer ends at midnight PST, November 1, 2013

    + Applies only to “up to 7-book” or more paintings, not singles or 2-book ones


    painted this set of books, and now I really want to read... October 17 2013



    painted this set of books, and now I really want to read Saint-Exupery’s Night Flight, just based on the spine….


    nice graphic! millionsmillions: Business Insider made an... October 17 2013



    nice graphic!

    millionsmillions:

    Business Insider made an infographic of the most famous book set in every state. We’re sorry that Twilight is the most notorious book in Washington; you guys deserve better.


    Great Books: The Top 25 Must-Read Food Memoirs of All Time October 17 2013

    Great Books: The Top 25 Must-Read Food Memoirs of All Time:

    What an awesome list of food memoirs from Grub Street. Should I paint these?

    25. Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang
    24. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    23. The Devil in the Kitchen by Marco Pierre White
    22. The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti
    21. A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    20. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
    19. Born Round by Frank Bruni
    18. Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen
    17. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin
    16. Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey
    15. Shark’s Fin & Sichuan Pepper by Fuschia Dunlop
    14. Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
    13. The Raw and the Cooked by Jim Harrison
    12. The Man who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
    11. Alice, Let’s Eat by Calvin Trillin
    10. California Dish by Jeremiah Tower
    9. When French Women Cook by Madeleine Kamman
    8. Heat by Bill Buford
    7. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
    6. Between Meals by A.J. Liebling
    5. My Life in France by Julia Child
    4. The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher
    3. Toast by Nigel Slater
    2. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    1. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton


    Ideal Bookshelf 651: Coming of Age© Jane Mount 2013 / 14”x20” /... October 01 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 651: Coming of Age
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper

    New YA print! Of the very best books (IMHO) about becoming an adult, for better or worse. They are all intense, but none preachy like a 1980’s ABC After School Special. They cover love, death, boredom, religion, insanity, and hope. They are all life-changers.


    Ideal Bookshelf 643: Makeshift Society© Jane Mount 2013 /... October 01 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 643: Makeshift Society
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 16”x20” / gouache & ink on paper

    Makeshift Society (the coolest co-working space in San Francisco, run by Rena Tom, Victoria Smith, et. al.) is expanding to Brooklyn! Help Kickstart their book/tool/resource library there and you can get a 16x20” print I made for the occasion, of some of their favorite books.


    Photo October 01 2013




    Photo October 01 2013




    The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy The Virginian by Owen Wister To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper... October 01 2013

    The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

    The Virginian by Owen Wister

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau

    Memoirs of Madame Vigee Le Brun

    Who Would Have Thought It? by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton

    The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

     

     


    janemount: painting big books (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ) August 06 2013



    janemount:

    painting big books (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)


    Ideal Bookshelf 628: Tweens© Jane Mount 2013 / 14”x20” / gouache... August 05 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 628: Tweens
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper

    a new print, of classics old and new for 8-to-12 year olds. books i read at that age have stuck with me more than any others.


    Ideal Bookshelf 561: KEL© Jane Mount 2013 / 13”x19” / gouache... July 17 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 561: KEL
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 13”x19” / gouache & ink on paper

    i *love* how these books look together. also, the choices are awesome.


    Ideal Bookshelf 579: JEN© Jane Mount 2013 / 13”x19” / gouache... July 17 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 579: JEN
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 13”x19” / gouache & ink on paper

    Hard to argue with any of Jessica’s picks!


    People, 20% off just about everything in the store (except... July 09 2013



    People, 20% off just about everything in the store (except custom pieces)! now through July 14th!

    8x10” prints are great for wedding or graduation gifts you forgot to give, and now they are only $22.40 instead of $28, so actually it’s good that you waited.


    Ideal Bookshelf 590: KH© Jane Mount 2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache... July 09 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 590: KH
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

    Kyle’s favorites.


    Ideal Bookshelf 610: RM-HJL© Jane Mount 2013 / 8.5”x11” /... July 08 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 610: RM-HJL
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

    Ruth commissioned this one as an anniversary gift for her husband and herself ;)


    How I Paid For College by Marc Acito  Eragon by Christopher Paolini  The Hobbit by Tolkien Jane Eyre... July 08 2013

    How I Paid For College by Marc Acito 

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini 

    The Hobbit by Tolkien

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    Fullmetal Alchemist (first book) -Hiromu Arakawa

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

    thank you :) xoxox


    Photo July 08 2013




    Ideal Bookshelf 620: RJH© Jane Mount 2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache... June 24 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 620: RJH
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

    Ryan’s wife gave him a gift card for a painting and here is what he picked


    Ideal Bookshelf 619: MGD© Jane Mount 2013 / 18”x24” / gouache... June 24 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 619: MGD
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 18”x24” / gouache & ink on paper

    Madeline’s high school graduation gift from her family


    Ideal Bookshelf 600: DL© Jane Mount 2013 / 11”x16” / gouache... June 24 2013



    Ideal Bookshelf 600: DL
    © Jane Mount 
    2013 / 11”x16” / gouache & ink on paper

    first editions!


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