Babes in Toyland
Recently, I took the opportunity to show off our bookshelves. The photos I shared were from the lounge room and the dining area, but there was one more set of shelves I didn’t tweet about – the shelves in my office.
I’ve written before about the office I was going to have in our new home. Well, that dream is now a reality. To be honest, though, it’s still a work in progress, but I thought I’d post some pictures of it because I figured some of you out there would be interested.
Now, photos of bookshelves may not sound that exciting, but the thing is I’ve amassed a collection that I feel is something of a pop cultural autobiography. My goal is to have an item for all the major sources of inspiration from across my life. In short, I have a very flimsy excuse to collect toys…
Not that I’m completely without sophistication. I mean, one of the things I bought to celebrate my book deal was this antique typewriter, which sits quite snugly on the shelves behind my desk…
But I doubt it’s the antiques you’re interested in. So let’s take a closer look at those bookshelves, shall we?
Besides the antique typewriter, the other prized possession in the office is this display cabinet I purchased from eBay for $150.
This cabinet contains many wonders…
Now, like I say, this is a work in progress. I’m still planning on painting the walls, and the shelves are still a little bare…well, the bookshelves are, at least. In short, I reserve the right to take more photos in the future, once things are looking more like I imagine they will.
But the thing about this collection, and this office, is that it provides me with a visually interesting space to draw inspiration from as I work. Plus, you know…it’s fun.
Posted on April 10, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged action figures, anime, antiques, bookshelves, collectibles, comics, office, shelf porn, toy display, toys. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.