Antidote for Wednesday

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Michael Bierut says never trust a designer who doesn't like reading: “Architects work with brick and steel, fashion designers work with fabric, and graphic designers work with letters and words, sentences and paragraphs,” he explains. Bierut observes that designers who don’t read tend to see words like “gray matter to be arranged on a page in an abstract way.” - Michael Beirut (article via Quartz)

The image above shows a bookshelf designed by Alexandre Pain that doubles as a guardrail for stairs. Found via Contemporist.