I'm a big fan of home-design projects — in our apartment, Michael and I can point to a coffee table, bed frame, headboard, bedroom chest, and glass-ball chandelier as pieces that we designed and built from scratch using our own hands. And I really love walking into a friend's home and recognizing their personality via furnishings, accessories, or styling. So when I came across this headboard of books, I was tickled, because it's exactly the level of book dorkiness I can relate to. It's the creation of Kassandra Utzinger, of blog Design Every Day, who whipped it up for her new apartment. Generously, she's posted step-by-step photos and directions for anyone who wants to construct a bookish headboard of their own. I think this could look stunning with books featuring old illustrations, or multiple copies of the same book but with each turned to the next page so that someone in bed could actually read a section of the book from the top of the headboard to the bottom.