Recently I stumbled an article about lighting designer and photographer Christopher Baker and potter Odette Heideman’s home in Maine in House & Garden. They moved to Maine several years ago to give themselves the space they need to pursue ceramics and lighting design, their respective art practices.

Our goal is to hand make as many things in our lives as possible.

Amidst a trove of clever ideas was one I’d love to steal: books stacked between beams and held in place by a network of twine. It has the almost-invisible feeling of a spider web. It solves the problem of how to pull a book from the middle of the stack without the whole thing falling over.

It’s one of three dozen houses featured in the enticing The Maine House Book by photographer Maura McEvoy and art director Basha Burwell. That is where the photos and quote is from.

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