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The many colours of vintage Penguin books

Vintage Penguin books come in a number of colours, each of which denotes a particular genre.

Here are some pretty Penguins for your delectation… The colours add beauty to the tomes and you’ll often see them on social media interiors accounts, whether in clusters of orange and blue or the whole range from red through to purple and cerise. However, the colours weren’t primarily introduced to look pretty but rather they […]

Shelfie tip: start with white props

Someone asked me the other day how to start a #shelfie styling project if you have no idea where to begin. An empty shelf can represent great opportunity and potential but I also know it can be quite daunting. My advice? Start to gather a simple white collection. That way you can curate objects you […]

Playing with a rainbow shelfie

I keep thinking of the perfect book-lined room in Aberporth, mid Wales, where I’ve stayed several times in the past few years. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time jjust sitting and staring at them, drinking in the colours, and thinking how fascinating that they are vintage books yet such ‘now’ colours: millennial pink, ink […]