Let me tell you, folks, it’s quite the day to be mad online. Why? Because some fucking geniuses decided that the new trend in minimalism was books turned backwards, and are obviously insane.
Goals ☝????????????for my next unplugged weekend, backwards ???? books all displayed in my library. After our recent trip to Highpoint we noticed this trendy take throughout the showrooms of NC at Market ???????? ????Bloglovin . . . . #goals #weekendprojects #backwardsbooks #library #display #bookworm #reading #allfacetheback #novels #rainydays #unplugged #diy #weekendwarrior #organize #display #trendy
The idea of making your books as hard to identify as goddamn possible has been floating around for several years at least, but we seem to be reaching critical mass.
The idea seems to be some kind of calming interior trend, but it’s having the opposite effect of making everyone mad. It’s not hard to see why. Books? Backwards???? Why even OWN books if you cannot gaze lovingly at their spines, able to select a tome at a moment’s notice?
i finally got our family pic up on the mantle!???????? so happy with how it turned out!!???? . . . . . #wedesignedthis #lovemynewhouse #greatroom #familyphotos #mantledecor #backwardsbooks #lovemybookshelf #builtins #builtinbench #homedecor #crateandbarrel #potterybarn #michaels #costco #tjmaxxfinds #bedbathandbeyond #target #allmodern #amazon #decorideas #ourhouse #catwalks #familiesareforever #modernmountainoregonhome
Flavorwire, a website I’d never heard of before this, picked up the yarn yesterday, and people are having some STRONG reactions, let me tell you. The term “serial killers” was thrown around, I shit you not.
People get kicked out my entire house for putting books back on the wrong shelf, this will get you set on fire
— Meg???? (@Forever_Couture) January 10, 2018
The whole 'books as decoration' concept is ridiculous, and this is just idiotic. Books aren't decor items and only non-readers would use them as such
— Lesley Dimmock (@elldeelosang) January 10, 2018
A better idea, especially in winter, is to put your #backwardbooks in the fireplace, douse them with petrol & throw a lighted match on top of them. N.B. This will only impress your guests if, when they arrive, you have them all lobotomised so they can really enjoy the spectacle.
— Duncan Watson (@DuncanWatson8) January 10, 2018
And serial killers. https://t.co/dfGCgtk0BO
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 10, 2018
This is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen in my life https://t.co/WjYSMcP1pm
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) January 11, 2018
A RESOUNDING NOPE https://t.co/dLHwlWBQVX
— Lisa Lucas (@likaluca) January 10, 2018
Personally, I can’t imagine anything more anxiety inducing on a book-shelf than the constant not knowing of which book is which. Is it the dog-eared copy of The Secret History? Or the trash (and not even GOOD trash) your aunt gave you three years ago and now you feel too guilty to dump? Not that I’m shaaaaaming anyone for their book choices, or anything. Live and let live. Read and let read.
This might be the dumbest interiors trend since everyone started serving meals on wooden boards, but you can’t deny something: it’s like, really pretty.
Image: Instagram / Bloglovin