Are you Elegant, Stylish and Obsessive?
Here's a problem that is driving me insane:
I have a very modest collection of software compared to many of you, but even with only 300 ish CDs and 100 or so DVDs, I am already going out of my mind with jewel boxes, DVD cases etc.
Many of my friends simply buy the big, unnaturally fibered zippered storage books and discard their jewel boxes, but I find these cases quickly become very heavy, they are aesthetically unpleasant to look at and to hold, and the pages themselves become heavy when filled with discs. A very mass produced, low rent solution, in my opinion.
I thought I had an idea buying a 300 disc changer, thinking I would alphabetically file the CDs and/or movies in the changer and then paste only the paper notes (without discs) in gorgeous, hand made in Florence, leather bound books/photo albums which could then be flipped through quite pleasantly while sitting in front of the fire, remote in hand.
This however seems harder than I imagined. Would I keep just the liner notes or the notes from the back of the CD case as well? How would I fasten them into the pages of the leather albums to save them and review them easily?
It seems that the sizes of the leather albums are always a bit off, they are very $$$ expensive, and then the process of retrieving a disc from my cheesy every day changer to then transfer into my SCD-1 or 9000 ES DVD player for more critical listening also seems to be impractical and a big pain.
Can anyone think of a way to perfect this system or suggest something else that will keep things organized, allow quick and easy access to all music and movies, and allow review of liner notes in a cool, sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing kind of a way without cluttering my bachelor pad or bookcases with jewel boxes or resorting to cheesey plasticky paged Case Logic etc albums?
Obviously, I could just keep them in a cabinet, organized alphabetically with dividers and perhaps with a halogen light etc, but that would be too easy.
I would also tear through different directors, musicians etc in a frenzy deconstructing the whole system in one weekend, and I am equally picky about furniture.
Has anyone else agonized over this? Let's hear your clever ideas and solutions!