Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
[UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 29.]
Perusing the web for interior inspiration is hands-down one of our fave time-sucks. Whether we wind up on Pinterest or a stellar design blog, we're always wracking our brains for ways to copy the creative layouts we peep. But forget the sleek Eames lounge or the lush, plant-laden backyard—if there’s one standout feature we can’t get enough of, it’s a carefully curated bookshelf.
The ravishing repositories of reading material and knickknacks provide so much more than a mere mantle to display tomes. We’d like to think of a well-styled bookshelf as a snapshot of its owners' mind. So, it only makes sense we’d want to snoop around L.A.’s creative set's spaces to sneak a peek at what they’re all about. From custom-built, mega-organized collections to artsy, bric-a-brac types, take a glimpse at some of the most beautiful and brainy shelves around. And in this case, maybe it's okay to judge a book by its cover…just a little bit.
Photographed by by Hailley Howard
Sometimes fictional characters are total hotties. And, sometimes, these characters are also elves. This is an uncomfortable topic, but that doesn't mean we're going to shy away from it!
It's no one's fault that Bernard the Elf had the nice-guy appeal that made you want him as your boyfriend. It's no one's fault that read
In case you haven't heard, our hangovers are getting worse. We'd like to wager that you are, on this fine day, either a) currently experiencing a hangover, or b) anticipating a particularly brutal one tomorrow. 'Tis the season, right?
If only there were a rule that holiday parties must be observed with an official Day read