Books Suspended in Midair

I shot this last week in the Chelsea district in NYC. The books appear to be floating in the air. It’s done by almost-invisible nylon fishing line, attached to each book by drilling through the book, threading the line through, and having a tiny knot on the end of the line. Spiffy design.

Aesop is a hair care/skin care shop on 9th Ave.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Books Suspended in Midair

  1. Hey Lloyd,

    Loving the New York pics. My husband found this gallery of Bridge Houses on a Russian language website, thought you might enjoy! http://dom.lenta.ru/photo/2014/03/07/pont/#0

    Thanks for the great blog!

    ~Elaine Pittsburgh, PA

  2. Anonymous says:

    nice.

    Joyce, had a look at the bridge houses..also nice. thank you

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