There is a curious controversy going around the bibliophile universe. Bibliophiles love to read and collect books. And yes, they can amass a massive collection of them. In fact, they are some of our most challenging clients to partner with in our professional organizing business. But we welcome that challenge.
MTV Hills star, fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad (pictured above) recently got the organizing bug (along with co-star Audrina Patridge) and featured some blog posts on her various projects in her new Beverly Hills condo. In one video that appeared on YouTube and on her website, she cut the spines off vintage and popular books and hot-glued them them to a storage box as a craft and organizational project. Well as you can imagine, the video went viral and created a stir in the community of book-lovers. Conrad took the video down.
BuzzFeed calls her organizing the world's worst craft project ever. Slate even tracked down one of the authors whose book Conrad used in the video. Lemony Snicket calls her out as a violent lunatic (but we think this was sarcasm).
What do you think? Is this victory for the environment (trees) or should Conrad have just bought some new storage boxes? Does everyone realize that interior decorators and set designers have been quietly using book spines glued to styrofoam in bookcases for decades? And what about hallowing out a book so you can hide something?
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