Wednesday 30 September 2009

Animated moving bookshelf

Who's moving those books? The spirits from within the walls of your house have decided to come and read, but cannot make up their minds about which book to read.
* Made of paper, plastic and metal.
* Measures 6" long x 6.5" wide x 8" high.
* Books slide in and out.
* Makes eerie sounds.
* Motion activation.
* Requires (4) "AA" batteries. (includes video of books in motion)

Saturday 26 September 2009

What does your bookcase say about you?

When bookshelves aren't giving away our deepest secrets or providing browsing or boasting opportunities, they can be decor essentials in their own right, says Ms Geddes-Brown. In fact, bookcases occasionally have nothing at all to do with reading.

Friday 25 September 2009

Billy Jader

Happy Birthday BILLY! These playful limited edition bookcases were created to celebrate 30 years of the BILLY bookcase. Designed by Annika Bryngelsson, BILLY JADER is decorated with Shakespheare's love poems, while BILLY BJASTE was inspired by Japanese manga. Make sure you pick one up on the 28th of September before they become collectors items!

Thursday 24 September 2009

Designed by Peleg Design. Printed cardboard boxes for elegant storage on book shelves. Looks like books but stores those little things that have no where to go. H25 x W17 x D20cm
Monkey Business

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Carousel book rack

Hand-crafted in Iowa of birch hardwoods with a protective clear lacquer finish, the capacious desktop bookcase measures about 13' square and rotates on ball bearings. Use each quarter section as a mini-bookshelf--each quarter holds six or seven books. Woodform

Monday 21 September 2009


Why do I have to use such a huge shelf if i don’t need so much space? is the question behind b.shelves. The main idea was to create a system which would only take up as much space as needed. It is a shelf responding to the books it is carrying.
b.shelf is an elastic sheet between two poles. By putting a book on the shelf, the elastic part will sink. The more books you put on the shelf, the more they are going to sink. Combining three or four b.shelves together will create unexpected shapes.
Tolga Soran

Friday 18 September 2009


Bookcase with steel plate frame and sheet metal shelves. in finishes: galvanized zinc, matt white and matt black lacquered. the panthograph frame allow a free bookcase position on the wall, to satisfy aesthetics or space required.

Wednesday 16 September 2009


The bookshelf combines in a poetic way the pleasure to read and the object of the clock. It gives the possibility to dedicate itself completely to the reading without restrictions of time... There are millions of clocks around us. The wall clock is always there, you see it all the time and you can do nothing. The power must return to the people. When a person wants to have a moment of Ozio, for example while he/she is reading, he/she should be able to do that without any restrictions of time... If there is the book on the shelf, his weight will push the clock forwards. If you take away the book the mechanism pushes the book backwards and you can see only the matt window.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

3 String Shelf

All that is needed to make a shelf are three lines and six connections at the corner of a wall. Bright in color, yet almost invisible, this shelving is adaptable by the simple placement of store bought eyelet screws along a wall and nylon rope tied at both ends.

This is the essence of a bookshelf as the shelf has been broken down into its most minimal components. Books stay in place by sitting on the angled bottom two strings while letting gravity do the rest of the work as the books lean into
the back string. This system can be strung as one shelf or as an interconnected corner shelving unit.
Lara Knutson

Friday 11 September 2009

IKEA Billy Bookshelf Index

The following table lists the cost of Ikea’s standard Billy bookshelf in 38 countries, according to figures published on the Ikea website. The bookshelf was cheapest in the United Arab Emirates with a price of AED175 ($47.64) and most expensive in Israel ILS395 ($103.48). Across the countries surveyed the average price was $60.09. Prices were collected on Sept. 7 to 9 and converted to USD at the average exchange rate over the past 30 days.

Thursday 10 September 2009

The Matching Tree

The Matching Tree is a system furniture, utilizing the expansion and rotation of supporting pillars to match the furniture with the surrounding interior of all heights and shapes, without any drilling or destructing the buildings. The Matching Tree also consists of ladder, which is required when reaching for the upper bookshelves; normally the ladder is embedded into the bookshelf, and may be lowered when required.
Kuan-Sheng Wu

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Reading Lamp

A lamp that shuts off when you put a book on it, and that turns on when you take your book to read it. Polycarbonate, Compact fluorescent light, Electronic infra-red switch. Group project developed with Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck.
Jun Yasumoto

Monday 7 September 2009

Left or Right BIG

Left or Right is now also available as a floor and reading lamp. With a book storage and an optional coffee table. A pack of large-sized books, catalogues or magazines are responsible for the required stability of Left or Right BIG. A steel cover plate transforms the pack into a coffee table whose height can be adjusted to individual need.
With a total height of 117 cm the lamp suits excellent as a reading lamp beside the sofa.
Available in a left and right variant, powdercoated in white or black. Technical details: E27, 60 watt, pull switch, transparent cable 400 cm, dimensions 117 x 31 x 26 cm.
Julian Appelius

Sunday 6 September 2009

Community bookcase

This is indeed a normal, everyday bookcase with glass doors that you can open and contents inside that are 100% free to the public. No library cards, overdue notices or payment required. At this bookcase you simply visit it, find a book (or two) that you want, remove it and put it in your little tote or bicycle basket, and then go on your merry little way. The bookcase only asks that in return, you bring some of your own books back to replenish the supply.

Saturday 5 September 2009

Drugs factory hidden behind bookcase

A bookcase inside a barn near Crowle hid a secret door which led to a three-room cannabis factory, police discovered during a drug raid yesterday. At the top of a secret staircase, inside a converted barn off the A161, officers found harvested plants and a drying rack containing 'several thousand pounds worth' of potent cannabis buds.

Two large rooms plus an attic had been used to cultivate the illegal drug, with the whole operation completely undetectable from the outside. Teams of officers including the dog section, forensic specialists and scenes of crime officers (SOCOs) headed to the rural address, after receiving information.

After forcing entry to the drug barn, police quickly realised there was a first floor – but with no stairs, the problem was getting up there.

Sgt Martin Coffey, who led the raid, said: "We were looking for the stairs when Pc Craig Day realised the bookcase was against a piece of hardboard rather than a solid wall. We tried to move it but it was actually fixed to the board – eventually it came away when the padlock holding it broke. Behind that secret door was a second one. Once we broke the locks on that we found the stairs."

Friday 4 September 2009


* Solid European Maple
* Powder coated mild steel
* Bute wool fabric
Malin Källman

Thursday 3 September 2009

Felt stool

This stool is made out of 8 layers of industrial gray felt and 2 layers of veneer. We put together the felts by using epoxy resin. The curves at the bottom helped us to give it more structurally strength. Our main goal was to give this stool multiple purpose use. This model can be used as a table and a book shelf.
Team members: Elissa Myres, Bethany Casperite, Can Onart

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Ideal bookshelf

For a while, I've been documenting people's bookshelves as a form of portraiture; you can actually learn a lot about folks by their books' covers. Now, I'm working on a series of "ideal" bookshelves: sets of favorites—mine or someone else's—amalgamated in a picture, even if they don't usually live on shelves anywhere near each other.

Deliberately grouping the books—instead of painting them as they are serendipitously found—makes me focus much more on the physical books themselves, and in particular, the design of the spines. It's such a small place for a lot of information, with very little room for distinct characteristics, even though it's exactly what you use to identify books. As someone who does a lot of design work, I love the process of turning graphic design into art. And I love that a book is something created very personally and then mass-produced in order to affect many other people very personally. I group and paint them to turn them back into something very personal and intimate.

This set happens to be a grouping of my favorite children's books; I’ve been more influenced by books I read as a kid than books from any other time in my life.
Jane Mount

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Chin up

Chin up's tilted shelving presents the spines of products to the user, reducing the need to kneel to find what is required.
Lisa Sandall