Wednesday 30 March 2011

Split sink


What's the next chapter for bookshelves?

So far, the move to e-readers hasn't had much impact on the home front, said interior designer Suzanne Goodwin, of Suzanne Goodwin & Associates in Minneapolis. "The trend is really young yet. I'm sure it's coming, but it will take a while for the majority of the public to catch up."

Homebuilders are still putting in bookshelves, and people are still accessorizing with books, said Marie Meko, a designer with Gabberts Design Studio. But clients are increasingly selective about what goes on the shelves, she said. "People want books that look nice, not just paperbacks. Not just rows of books, like in old libraries. We're not piling them on shelves."
Seattle Times

Wednesday 23 March 2011


The left and right sides have 16 pieces in each side all cut at 89 degrees to create the sweeping curves. The simple shelf layout means that the bookcase has 3 different sizes spaces. This shelf layout can be changed if you wish.

Tuesday 22 March 2011


Shelf-Pod is a private residence and study building, located in Moriguchi City, Japan. The client owns an extensive collection of books on the subject of Islamic history, so he requested that we create this building with the maximum capacity for its storage and exhibition.

In order to satisfy this demand effectively, we designed a lattice structure made from 25mm thick laminated pine-board which serve as book-shelves. The dimensions of each shelf are as follows: 360mm height, 300mm width and 300mm depth. All of the architectural elements in this space (stairs, windows, desks, chairs, etc) have been designed on the basis of this shelf scale, with the aim of achieving geometrical harmony which is comparable to Islamic Architecture. This innovative structural system affords not only large amount of book storage, but the possibility of flexible floor level which can be delivered from every height of bookshelf. Each space for different activity rise up helically, giving the impression of exploring a wooden jungle gym.
Kajuya Morita Architecture Studio

Monday 21 March 2011


The beginning of any relationship requires the introduction of a catalyst. Strangers can be brought together through mutual interactions and occurrences. This type of interaction, whether done through a simple 'hello,' or a more elaborate activity, can be construed as a type of "play". My shelves aim to invite the user to interact with its form. They utilize various "play signals" that engage the user to touch, feel, and react to the object. Each shelf has the potential to stand alone, but the introduction of user participation can contribute to a full realization of it's features. 

Saturday 19 March 2011

What's the next chapter for bookshelves?

Books have played a major role in shaping the American house. But with e-readers rapidly turning bookworms into techies, what's the future for home libraries, bookshelves and coffee-table tomes?
Star Tribune

Friday 18 March 2011

Pimp my Bookcart: I left my 'cart' in San Francisco

Made by student assistants (with a little help from their staff friends) in the Access Services Department of Gleeson Library/Geschke Center at The University of San Francisco, our cable car[t] represents some of the reasons why we love this city: lots of great books, baseball (our SF Giants just won the World Series!!), and a little song by Tony Bennett.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Pile Up

Books randomly piled up have unique beauty. The random beauty became a book end. Pile up your books and then it becomes a one of a kind book end.

Monday 14 March 2011

Tensor voting

Composto da un set di pezzi in ferro. Un gioco geometrico diventa un porta-oggetti da appendere al muro.
Giulio Parini

Sunday 13 March 2011

The director bookcase

The Director bookcase is a representation of an antique. It is a physical line drawing of an old aesthetic. The bookcase is part of a pair. Put together they create a “cabinet”, but separated they still maintain a strong relationship.
niko economidis design

Friday 11 March 2011


La librería Sunset refleja un degradado de colores inspirado en una puesta de sol, vista a través de nuestra ventana. Las luces y los tonos se oscurecen lentamente. Las baldas telescópicas permiten un movimiento horizontal libre, desplazándose hacia los lados para modificar los espacios y los equilibrios.
RS Barcelona

Monday 7 March 2011

read-unread bookshelf

Constructed of leather straps hung across supports, Read-unread physically weighs the balance of books that have been read, against those yet to be read.
Niko Economidis

Saturday 5 March 2011


An unstructured shelving unit with sloping shelves and interior panels, offering storage space of unequal volumes. Optional indirect lighting may be located behind the frame. Frame in panels of MDF; 1'' thick shelves and interior panels.

Ligne Roset

Thursday 3 March 2011

Bias of thoughts

Thoughts are biased. When ideas are passed from one person to another, due to the transfiguration of the communication process and the frame of mind of the receiver, they are always perceived with bias.

Inspired by the famous 2D drawing of the optical illusive bookshelf, a 3D structure is translated and the “Bias of Thought” bookshelf is formed. It can be used for shelving books and iPads as well as hanging magazines. Visually, the optical illusion serves as a reminder that, whenever one picks up a medium, ideas can be misinterpreted when passed from one end to the other.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Tuesday 1 March 2011

White bookshelf wallpaper

Wallpaper of white books on white shelves


De eerste ontwerpen van Scheef Design. Triangular en Scheve kast.Twee meubels die een eye-catcher kunnen zijn in elk interieur.
Scheef Design