Tuesday 31 January 2012

XI bookshelf

A bookshelf designed to be assembled very easily, with no screw or aditional parts, like a wooden game. With the assembly directions engraved on the wood the instructions never get lost and it makes it intuitive to understand, plus they function as a reminder of the whole process, so this one event keeps present for the rest of the objects life.
Gonçalo Campos

Monday 30 January 2012

DIY Shipping Pallet Bookshelf and Bike Rack

The pallets shelves were rough and dirty. I picked 4 pallets up off a nearby street, made the shelves, and screwed them directly into my drywall with drywall anchors. Each pallet had about 10 screws across the pallet to distribute the weight; each anchor had a 40 lb hanging capacity. The shelves were made by prying off the slats with handy tools, and then sawing out slots so that they they sit snuggly into the three main pallet supports. After that, you can gently screw the "shelves" into the vertical slats that remain! No varnishing; just raw wood and rusty nails. Functions moderately well to showcase your books but not great for daily access to your library!
Chris Meierling/Shutter

Sunday 29 January 2012


Smith from JODR on Vimeo.

Smith is a multi purpose storage unit designed for the overlapping interests of the home and office. Its storage area holds folders, books and other useful items. Attaching itself to tables, Smith helps convert a dining room into a temporary workspace. The design can also be used as a stool or side table, and its tapered proportion allows it to be stacked and placed out of the way. Smith is a flexible hybrid that allows its user to define its end purpose.
Jonathan Olivares Design

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Custom made wooden book rack

The rack comes with a set of 10 pins/bookmarks. The pins are detached and can be moved around the back piece to meet your needs at each time. The books rest on a small wooden plate so the pages stay intact. The plates can be moved back and forth on the bottom of the book to control the height of which the book hangs, making it possible to line different sized books up in a straight line. We are book lovers and would never want anything to harm the pages of our books. We've had our book racks hanging for a while now and our books are happy, showing no signs of wear from this storage method.
Old and Cold

Tuesday 24 January 2012


A modular, wall mounted furniture system that dynamically incorporates artwork within pivoting shelves.
Mark Kinsley

Friday 20 January 2012

Objet A

I am looking in every nook and cranny of the room to find hidden spaces. Under the table, beneath the bed, above the wardrobe ... All the space in the room is completely full of odds and ends. There's no other choice. And I start building my objet like the city's tallest building seen from the window in the room.
White birch, UV gloss paint
540x700x2370 (mm)
SY Design

Thursday 19 January 2012

Organising the bookcase (video)


Square shaped, with coloured partitions structured to create compartments, Cameleon360 is a smart cube designed to get in tune with the room it lives in.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

L conceal shelf

Angled bent wood shelf with two hidden metal brackets. Mounting hardware included.
Max weight 30lbs.
18 x 7" (46 x 18 cm)
Miron Lior for Umbra

Tuesday 17 January 2012


Loop is the result of a research made in a factory specialized in soldered steel wire, on how to generate new curves by optimizing the constraints of the industrial production of storage trolleys.
Dimensions : L. 160 x l. 15 x h. 35 cm. Exists in two colors white and lemon yellow.
Amandine Chhor

Monday 16 January 2012


Jean-Jean" est un meuble de rangement hybride. Deux modules de tailles et d'essences de bois différentes sont accolés pour former un meuble à usage libre, contenant paradoxal à la limite de la chute, simplement uni par deux vis papillon qui lui permettent de faire corps en toute légèreté.
numéro 111

Sunday 15 January 2012


Creative mess is better than an idle tidiness.А solid way to сreate the atmosphere of easiness and freedom in any area.
Katya Labinskaya

Friday 13 January 2012


stainless steel flatten and coated
wood lariks/larch natur or painted
wxhxd 110x12x17cm
Chris Slutter

Thursday 12 January 2012

Giant letters A and E

Great statement piece – for either the office or the home, even works as a bookshelf! Made from laser cut plywood with black gloss finish.

Wednesday 11 January 2012


Element for domestic environment. The symbiosis between CDs, books, objects and bikes creates a powerful symbol inside a home.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

The Joy of Books

Index bookcase

1950s Bookcase customised and finished in a free form mixed media design depicting a loose illustration of stacked and jumbled book spines with hand written titles. Five doors with two fixed plywood dividers per section. Ebonised legs.
H 186cm x W 92cm x D 35.5cm
Fears and Kahn

Monday 9 January 2012

Bookshelf book in Thames & Hudson's new spring 2012 catalogue

The book is featured on pages 26 and 27.

Bikini bookshelf

The bookcase BIKINI makes it hot. It can be in two positions: unfolded for a location near the wall and folded for the center of the space. Design by Katya Labinskaya.
MD Design

Sunday 8 January 2012


An attractive bookshelf with the objective of optimizing materials, process and spaces. Its assembly system was designed to get all the pieces together by using only pressure avoiding the use of fixtures and adhesives. It is formed by two vertical elements that hold the horizontal pieces that are used both to give structure and as shelves. Its design allows the horizontal and vertical measures to be adapted to make it suitable for any space. From the inside rectangles that are cut off the vertical pieces, smaller squares result that may be inserted in the horizontal shelves to have more space for books and different objects.
masiostare studio

Thursday 5 January 2012

Wednesday 4 January 2012


Kulma, corner in Finnish, is a shelf to be hanged either in a positive or a negative corner of a room. The idea is to utilize and highlight both the space within the shelf and the corner surrounding the shelf.
Size: H 250mm, W 430mm, D 250mm
Material: Oak
Martina Carpelan (designed together with Hong Ngo)

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Custom sinkhold

Don't think Sinkhold is a bookcase because of its shape and contents. Owing to its stainless steel construction from a series of sinks, it holds many things an ordinary bookcase cannot. As such, it is useful in a number of post-bookcase scenarios: terrorist attack, GMO crop blight, even zombie apocalypse.

The shelves are held in place with only spring tension, so they can be slid up or down when empty and brace more firmly against the sides when loaded. Welded from parts of a fun-park carousel, restaurant sinks and a roll-down gate, this post-industrial, post-consumer furniture is easy to lift, even fully loaded, and as such is perfect for itinerant students or that literary bedouin in your life.
Alex Féthière

Monday 2 January 2012

The Great Wall

My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. The title of one of my pieces is “ All Ideas Look Alike”. Contemporary art seems to have forgotten that there is an exterior to the intellect. I want to examine thinking, not only “What” we think, but “That” we think.

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

Guy Laramee