Saturday 22 October 2011

Bathroom bookshelf

Skip Sroka has been practicing interior design since graduating from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1977. Skip practices a design philosophy that emphasizes each client's personal tastes and lifestyle needs in order to achieve interiors that blend fine aesthetics with comfort and function. He feels that a new project should look as if it has always been there; a design in context to its surroundings.

Friday 21 October 2011

Step shelf

Shelf as a stair, divided in two parts and with combinations and possibilities.
Made by solid wood, multi layer wood plated with aluminium, fiber boards glossy lacquered and matt lacquered.
Big part H 98 x L 96 x P 46 cm, Small part H 42 x L 72 x P 46 cm
Marti Guixe

Thursday 20 October 2011


A mod­u­lar shelving sys­tem which gives the user an oppor­tun­ity to choose the desired dimen­sions of the shelf. It also allows to com­bine and arrange the shelves to fit vari­ous interi­ors and spaces. The idea of the struc­ture gives numer­ous usage pos­sib­il­it­ies by modi­fy­ing the dimen­sions of the shelves and wires and adjust­ing them to diverse spaces. The struc­ture is plain and makes the product sus­tain­able and easy to recycle.
Bashco Trybek

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Designing an infinite digital bookcase

As digital designers, we often think about how to translate traditional media into a virtual space. Recently, we thought about the bookcase. What would it look like if it was designed to hold digital books?

Book spool table

Halligan Norris Smith

Saturday 15 October 2011


Domestic bookcase tree
Material: solid wood.
Finishings: ash, tineo and ebony
Dimensions: 90x190x20cm.
DIY assembling
Producer: G&F mobili
Kostas Syrtariotis

Friday 14 October 2011

The bookshelf book - the cover

This is the front cover of the English language edition of bookshelf which is now available for preorder at and I hope you like it. I'll post the other language editions once they're confirmed (the Japanese one is especially intriguing).

Thursday 13 October 2011

Sailor carved bookcase

Circa 1890, American oak and poplar profusely carved bookcase over cabinet w/ nautical and wildlife themes, 74½" high, 32¾" wide, 20" deep.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Spruce Tree Bookcase

Trees are popping up in stylish nurseries everywhere and now Babyletto brings us another way to bring the tree indoors, but this one is totally functional! The tree bookcase adds dimension to the room, while keeping the design costs down.

Tuesday 11 October 2011


A modular storage solution with small silicon cubes which have unexpected tactile sensations when touched.
Jiyoung Seo

Friday 7 October 2011

Unread books fill British bookshelves

The majority of books on British bookshelves never have their pages thumbed, a survey has revealed. Research from Lindeman’s wine suggests up to 70% of all household books remain unread, resulting in book ‘waste’ of 80 books per household. And a third of owners even admit they have no intention of reading their books. However, 40% of Brits have admitted to stacking their bookshelves with carefully selected titles that paint a more ‘favourable’ picture of their owners – over half (57%) prefer to fill their book cases with literary classics.


The convergence of a lamp and a shelf. Standing on four legs it also is lightly influenced by the characteristics of a small chest. It still holds the traits of a lampshade which is broken up by shelving. In addition there is a small storage space at the top. The extrapolation of the two convergent origins is the decisive point. Used materials are white maple and coated steel.
Peter Böckel

Thursday 6 October 2011

21st Century Dodos: guest post by Steve Stack

I was delighted to be asked by Alex to appear on this most aesthetically pleasing of blogs as part of the tour to promote my new book, 21st Century Dodos (and as an ebook). The only problem is, he wants me to write about bookshelves whereas I just want to persuade you to buy my book. Oh well, he’s the boss. If he wants bookshelves, bookshelves he will get. I won’t be so crass as to try to foist 21st Century Dodos upon you. This is not the place for such things and I am too classy for that.

I happen to know that Alex is a bit of a fan of the staircase we have at our house. We live in a Victorian terrace and these stairs lead down to our basement kitchen.

They were designed by my wife and she included a neat trick, as you can see.

Drawers! Oh yes, each step contains a deep drawer that is very handy for storing the kids’ art supplies, dozens of DVDs, random bits of junk…

…or wonderful books about the demise of inanimate objects of yesteryear, to offer a random example.

They really have come in handy over the years, hiding a multitude of sins. They also seem to be very popular with visiting tradesmen (that sounds very Downton Abbey, doesn’t it?), with many plumbers, gas men, electricians and jolly delivery folk commenting on them as they make their way back up in hobnail boots.

I also had a crack at ‘designing’ some bookshelves. I needed something specific for the alcoves in our living room (or is it lounge?) and came up with these.

Shall we take a closer look?

Quite thick and fat, aren’t they? Here’s why.

You see, my wife didn’t want my CDs to be out on display, she thinks they are ugly, but I needed them close at hand so that I could pop on a bit of Dinosaur Jr at short notice. This seemed like the perfect compromise: space for compact discs, hidden away from public view, which can double up as a shelf for copies of this year’s ideal Christmas gift.

Marital harmony ensues. Until we come to discuss the toilet library, but that’s another story entirely.

Tuesday 4 October 2011


aluminium. bookshelf at its minimalistic form. inspired by looking at the function of a bookshelf and create something that portrays floating books. bookshelf comes in two forms allowing the user to create a unique wall decoration.

Sunday 2 October 2011


Typeshelf brings typography into product design by using the word as the object. 2D cut out letters on stainless steel are bent along the perforations at the bottom to form the "shelf". The material characteristics of steel provides a sturdy platform for books etc. without requiring additional hardware.
Size: Outside Ractangle (29 3/4" x 10")
Shelf: (26 3/4" x 6 3/4")
Color: Red, Black, White
Material: Powder coated stainless steel
Max. Load: 15 lbs
ThirtyFive Creative Works

Saturday 1 October 2011