Friday 31 October 2008

Bookshelf for Super-Lazy People #2

While the long bookshelf moves from side to side, the handle part doesn’t. Choose a small bookshelf and pull the bar down, and it comes down on the desk. So here you can be lazy again, take and put back the books while you’re sitting at the desk.
petit invention

Thursday 30 October 2008

3 Square Bookshelf

The 3 Square Bookshelf is part of the Slippery Shelves series by Mark Righter and offers a new take on floating shelves: the shelves slide through a back panel into infinite configurations. The back panel mounts easily to the wall and the shelves slide right in. Includes mounting board, screws and anchors for easy installation. Beeswax and cloth for future maintenance. The bamboo shelves are offered in natural and amber tones.

- Back Panel Dimensions: 27" Wide x 27" Tall
- Shelf Dimensions: 10" Deep x 47" Long
- Intershelf spacing at 11"
- Delivery: Six to eight weeks
- Custom dimensions, materials available

- Made of rapidly renewable bamboo
- Non-toxic finish
- Material-efficient joinery design
Cambium Studio for Vivavi

Tuesday 28 October 2008

Procontra Mini

The shelf has always been essential to every interior. As time has marched on, the styles of shelfs and storage-systems may have been transformed, but their nature still remains the same. This furniture generates an object with a new spirit, which merges with our modern requirements, it allows a flexible use of space. A shelf let transform a sculpture, just out of two different parts.
measures: 18x17x18cm
material: wood, polyesther, bioresin

Monday 27 October 2008

Book Case

Bargain bins outside Pages Bookstore, on St-Jacques, across from Lionel Groulx metro. The cozy neighbourhood second-hand bookstore also features comfy - if scruffy - armchairs, wireless Internet, a coffee bar, a back-alley terrace of sorts, and performances by local musicians in the evenings.

Saturday 25 October 2008


Yes, these are just planks of painted plywood nailed to the supports for the loft above. They create perfect cubby spaces to store books, baskets and even small lights. Since we're in California, it would probably be a good idea to secure everything in place so it doesn't shake right off.
Apartment Therapy

Friday 24 October 2008

Jay Walker's library

Walker's house was constructed specifically to accommodate his massive library. To create the space, which was constructed in 2002, Walker and architect Mark Finlay first built a 7-foot-long model. Then they used miniature cameras to help visualize what it would be like to move around inside. In a conscious nod to M. C. Escher (whose graphics are echoed in the wood tiling), the labyrinthine platforms seem to float in space, an illusion amplified by the glass-paneled bridges connecting the platforms. Walker commissioned decorative etched glass, dynamic lighting, and even a custom soundtrack that sets the tone for the cerebral adventures hidden in this cabinet of curiosities. "I said to the architect, 'Think of it as a theater, from a lighting and engineering standpoint,'" Walker says. "But it's not a performance space. It's an engagement space."
 Via Wired

Monday 20 October 2008

Espresso Step Ladder Bookcase

An original and stylish way to store your books and knick knacks - in elegant espresso brown. Crafted from rubberwood.
Marks & Spencer

Sunday 19 October 2008

Shelf clamp

This shelf looks great on its own or holding your favorite books. Cast entirely in bone china, the working f-clamp can open and close allowing for multiple configurations. Each shelving unit is individually assembled - stay tuned for variations on the theme...
Ricochet Studio

Friday 17 October 2008

Endless plastic

Bookcase based on self – supporting panels in natural Metacrilate (PMMA), linked togheter by special die – cast joints. Turned aluminium support feet with level adjuster knob. designer: Aisslinger.

Thursday 16 October 2008

Outdoor bookcase

In Bonn, Germany, I noticed a bookcase full of books in the public park where I run, with a young woman removing one book and returning another. These are used books that make up essentially a free voluntary lending library.

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Movement Bookcase

A rusty and bent nail doesn’t have any reason for being. But the nails begin to inform me about their valuable being widely as soon as the book is laid on the useless nails. When they’ve met their trunk called the book, they were able to get a significant life force as arms and legs of our body after all.

Monday 13 October 2008

Tuesday 7 October 2008


Modulable hanging bookcase with die – cast joint system to fix shelves to uprights available in mongoi. Upright, on which shelves are sliding, are improved with a technology that hide shelves connection. Shelves show “great span” and are available in two dimension: 90 cm and 120 cm. Shelves can be placed every 8,2 cm. Designer: Piero Lissoni.

Monday 6 October 2008

Load It

Bookcase built with special, highly resistant, wax-finished steel, aluminium or white painted shelves. The wall-mounted panels are available in steel, oak, “carbone” oak, mongoi, mirror, in all matt or glossy colours of our collection.

Sunday 5 October 2008

Renaissance Carved Bookcase

A spectacular bookcase is hand-carved with angels or cherubs, devils, monks, griffins and a lion head. The artistry in solid walnut is in high relief, masterfully carved with bold and energetic strokes and vivid imagery. There is slight wear to the original finish from about 1890, and the warm patina is wonderful. This antique furniture is actually 3 separate stacking pieces for easy handling. Old and wavy glass in the doors appears original, inside, carved shelves are adjustable on wooden supports. Traditional European Renaissance style craftsmanship is evident all over this heroic bookcase or display cabinet. Measurements are 44" wide, 26" deep and 8' 10" tall.
Harp Gallery

Friday 3 October 2008


Cubes (37x37x32) of wood or MDF / ferro-concrete base / safety glass back wall.
MDF: coloured in red or black
Wood type: optional
Shelf inclining left or right

Thursday 2 October 2008


Hex is a unique and ingenious concept combining contemporary furniture design with quality,hand-printed wallpapers.
Hex is a versatile storage unit that can evolve with the user, allowing you to add, create or re-create the way in which you use and view the poduct. Hex is a highly desirable and useable piece of furniture that is sure to add a striking and bold statement to any living space.
Timothy Benn

Inverted bookshelf

The inverted bookshelf turns a bit of your living room upside down as it hangs all of the books from the bottom instead of supporting them from below. It's a satisfying optical trick and doesn't damage any of the books. In fact, you can take books in and out of it whenever you want.