Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hitting a Wall

I'm stealing this from our darling friend over at From The Grey Wall.  Apparently the desire to head bang is going around.  I kinda feel like I have hit a wall with blogging.  I want to write interesting things that you guys like, but I'm not sure if I am doing the job justice.  

I think I am going to take today off and come back tomorrow with some great ideas for you for the weekend.  

Happy Thursday everyone!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dream Library

Every once in a while you run across a place that simply enchants you.  This is one of those places for me....

This home in Brussels was constructed out of an old mirror factory.  What a beautiful idea!! My favorite part is this library.  The colors are so beautifully muted and calming. Its one of those spaces that just look like home. All it needs is a big comfy chair and I could officially move in.  What do you guys think?  What does your dream library look like?

via here

A Softer World: 549

We don't endorse book burning, but we thought this was funny anyway... 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Bibliochic Giveaway!!

We have our first giveaway ever!!  We are offering up the bright blue book clock that is also listed on our etsy.  The clock comes with batteries included and is made from A Book of Love Poetry.  Entering is easy and lets be honest, it free! Go and check out the rules and how to enter at Classy Covet (here).  You have till midnight on April 30th and there are 3 different ways to enter so hurry and don't miss you chance to win.  Good luck everyone!!!
Tod and Copper

  Here are some pictures of what the lucky winner will receive!  

Monday, April 19, 2010

Silver Fox

After seeing these shoes on Olivia Palermo (via The Neo Traditionalist) I have rekindled my love with silver shoes.  

Which are your favorites??

silver converse (here)

silver oxfords (here)

silver loafer (here)

Books of Beauty

I don't know if you have seen these books from Anthropologie yet, but even if they are old hat I think it is hard to deny how stunning they look! What a great addition to any library! I think I am going to get rid of all my old paper back high school copies of these classics and replace them with these.  I think judging a book by its cover can lead you to miss out on some amazing adventures, but if a cover looks great it make the book that much better!! These books are covered in fabric and embossed with a variety of darling little designs.  Check some of our favorites out here...

Alice in Wonderland

The Odyssey

Great Expectations

Wuthering Heights

I would love to have some F. Scott Fitzgerald look this handsome.  And I am sure Copper would love to have her Russian classics in a covers like these.  What other books do you want to be adorned with these beautiful covers? 

Hope your Monday is happy!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dear Iceland,

I am a little worried.  You see all this ash in the sky is kinda bad for my relationship.  If you could please stop spewing volcanic ash into the air and allow my boyfriend to fly to America on Friday at 10:55 am that would be great.  I would love you forever and send you cookies to prove it.

Your Friend Forever,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

Lets kick this weekend off with a quote, shall we?

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero

Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 

Here's to a lovely weekend surrounded by lovely books! We will be around this weekend so come back and stay tuned. 

Tote-ally Green

Well my very chic and green guys and gals, I bet you know that Earth Day is right around the corner... do you have any plans to celebrate?? Bloomingdales does!  To celebrate Earth Day they are letting YOU design your own reusable tote bags.  A pannel of wonderful, stylish, green fashion experts will choose a winner whose bag will be produced by the oh so fabulous Rebecca Minkoff and sold exclusively through  The winner, in addition to being a bag designer, will win a $2,000 gift certificate to Bloomingdales.  The runner up (determined by the bag with the most votes) will win a $1,000 gift certificate. So spread the word to your friends and be sure to tell them to vote for your bag!

Here are some of the top contenders (according to votes) so far... Which is your favorite??

An added bonus? Every day there is a winner of a $50 gift certificate! So be sure to check out this great opportunity to celebrate and participate in Earth Day and have the chance to become a designer for Bloomingdales.  Good luck!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bored of Headboards?

I saw these headboard from Blik on another blog recently (I can't for the life of me remember which one) and I fell in love.  
This one above is probably my favorite.  I love how simple and classic it looks.  And one of the great things about them is that they come in quite a few different colors so they can go with almost any decor.  I simply adore the kiwi and raspberry colors!  What colors do you like?  They also have a lot of different designs... like these... 

What do you guys think about them?  I know they are a litte unconventional, but for me that is part of their charm.  Even if the headboard idea is a little too original for you go and check out their website.  They have loads of different wall decals that are simply to die for. 


Whats In Your Queue?

As I was doing my rounds in the blog world today I ran across this cute idea on Black*Eiffel to list what movies are on your "to see list".  I simply ADORE movies.  There is nothing better than curling up at night with a great rental and a big bowl of popcorn... 

So I am going to put the top 5 movies I am excited to bring home next.  I also would love to hear what you think.  Any thoughts/recommendations/suggestions?  Anything that you are just dying to see? 

My mother was a ballerina and so its ingrained in me to want to watch movies about the subject.  The Kirov produces particularly brilliant dancers so this should be a fascinating watch.  Might make a good mother/daughter movie night. 

I saw this movie 3 times in theaters and have rented it at least twice already.  All I can do to defend my behavior is talk about how amazing this movie is.  Seriously, one of the best movies I have seen in years.  She looks stunning and the costuming and set design is mouth watering.  Add in a fabulous script and you a recipe for a hit. 

I never saw this movie, but I have heard nothing but good things about it.  The storyline seems really genuine and the cast is pretty impressive.  This is one I could your opinion on... 
This documentary seems fascinating.  The green girl in me loves the concept: leaving your high consumption live on 5th Ave and attempting to live an entire year with no net environmental impact.  What an inspiring challenge!!

A classic.  This movie has so much to offer... Mia Farrow, Robert Redford, 1920s style, one of the best stories ever written... you get the point.  Like most avid readers, a lot of books that are made into movies disappoint me, but this is one of those rare and very rewarding exceptions.  It is simple divine. 


Sorry for my lack of blogging and tweeting yesterday guys! I missed you guys!!  I was busy running around and working on some things for the etsy shop.  We (Copper and I) are really excited about our new products coming out and we would really appreciate it if you would go and take a gander at our little etsy shop.  Hope you enjoy!!

More blogging to come today! I promise I will make up for what I missed yesterday.

Lord of the Rings Star Confetti

Jane Eyre Heart Confetti

A Book of Love Poetry Book Clock

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Showers

How has the weather been in your part of the world? We had some rain here in San Diego yesterday and I was completely unprepared.  Wet hair, soaking shoes... the whole nine yards.  So that got me thinking about investing in a new umbrella.  Little did I know there are so many adorable ones to choose from! Which one do you think will help me be singing in the rain next time? 

Monday, April 12, 2010

To Read List

Unlike our timeless friend Grace, I do not feel overwhelmed by reading scripts for my many fabulous movies coming up.  No, in fact I have come to a strange dilemma that I have never come to before... I don't know what to read!  I have always had a "to read list" that was a thousand books long and I seem to have mentally misplaced it somewhere.  Anyway, I am reaching out to you for help.  What is on your list?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Olympia Le-Tan

I know these are really hot right now and I am sure a lot of you have heard about them already... but we are just obsessed with these here at Bibliochic! 
Olympia Le-Tan makes these beautiful hand-sewn clutches that are fashioned after covers of books.  They are simply divine don't you think?  Its an innovative way to take beautiful books out of our library and put them into our wardrobe.  Olympia said, ”I was thinking there were all these beautiful books around and they were being forgotten with everybody on the Internet, so I made it so that you can carry them around." 
Here are some more examples of her work...

Which book would you choose?  She has many many more to choose, everything from Lolita to Catcher in the Rye.  Check out her website (here) to see where you can buy these beauties! 

The Girls With Glasses

This video was featured on a few other blogs and I couldn't help but share it here at Bibliochic.  The darling Girls With Glasses put on the most darling dresses and made this darling video to a darling song! If I could feel as giddy and girly as I did watching this video everyday, I would be one happy camper.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Letter of the Day: B

Ok kids... it's that time! The letter of the day is B!!

(This image comes from Hans Holbein's Dance of Death Alphabet which was first used in August 1524.) 


Beats, Bears, Battlestar Galactica
Bathing suits
Billy Joel 
Ballet Flats
The Beatles 
Being Bold
Benny and Joon
Barefoot Contessa
Breaking Hearts
Barnes and Noble
Bath, UK
Basketball (for Copper)
Baseball (for Tod)
Being Barefoot
Bond, James Bond

the Bible
Bearenstain Bears
Beatrix Potter
Bourne Series

One Day Without Shoes

(image from here)

Today is the day! Remember to kick off your shoes with the rest of us for TOMS One Day Without Shoes!!

Count of Monte Cristo Book Key Rack

Guys and girls... its official. We are on a roll!! 
We have another new product... a book key rack made out of a discarded version of The Count of Monte Cristo.  This beautiful vintage children's book was made into a key holder with three rings and would go perfectly with the coat hanger that is also on our store.  
For more information... go here
For pictures.... look below.  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Coat Hanger

Another new item on etsy! We have a book coat hanger... yes, thats right... a book coat hanger!!!  
It is perfect for any book lover!  Handcrafted from a discarded book entitled "Beaumont and Fletcher", it has a wall mount on the back and has been nailed shut for added stability.  
For more information about this product be sure and visit our esty site!! 

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