Friday 26 October 2012

Thursday 25 October 2012

Local Library

A library for those who can't or don't have the ability to read, since the surface, the texture, and color of every single block of wood tells a dramatic story of time and place, worthy of a novel. The colors will also deepen or lighten with age, an organic process depending on light and climate conditions. What you see today is most certainly not what you will get in the future. The process and beauty of aging will come to the foreground as history will continue to narrate these works.

A note on Titles: Each piece carries the name of an author or literary character. This titling convention is a nod to the artist's upbringing in Sweden and the ubiquitous IKEA book shelf 'Billy'. In contrast to this mass-produced bookcase the works here are unique and ring with associations to their individual names: UMBERTO (Eco - Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist). UGO (Volli - Italian semiotician who published in Eco's Versus: Quaderni di studi semiotici). ASTRID (Lindgren - Swedish children's book author). ERICH (Kaestner - German children's book author) EMIL (of Kaestner's stories) & IDA (of Lindgren's stories).
Aleksandra Mir

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Rivolta is a transformable bench and library designed for open spaces like waiting rooms or libraries. The materials i used are wood and a special treated foam cutted out with a cnc machine. By moving the foam parts you can create new sitting or lying positions. Raphael Di Biase

Monday 22 October 2012

As publishing declines, bookshelves evolve

"There’s been no shortage of coverage and worry about how publishing industry sturm und drang is affecting readers, authors and publishers. But what about bookshelves -- how does the decline of the physical book and rise of e-readers affect how bookcases are made, marketed and used in our homes?"

Friday 19 October 2012


An object defined by creating a surface at the height of the knee, at the ideal angle for sitting. Similar to the old style of carrying books with a strap, this object can be host to a personal library. Reclaimed pine beam, paint, nylon strap Photography: Mikey Tnasuttimonkol Model: Haelim Paek
Tim Durfee

Thursday 18 October 2012

Starbucks Espresso Journey

A pop-up shop dedicated to Starbucks' espresso drinks, in which visitors can learn more about drinks like lattes, cappuccinos and cafe mochas. We designed the space to be like a library, with bookshelves. On the shelves, we positioned books with covers in nine different colors. Each color of book corresponds to a different espresso drink.

Visitors can stroll around the space, freely pulling books off the shelves to read and choose the drink that best suits them. At the counter, visitors can trade the book for an actual espresso drink, but retain the book cover which tells them about the drink they have chosen, to use as a book cover, as they like. The reverse side of the book cover has been punched into a tall or short size tumbler insert, which can be used in a Starbucks Create Your Own Tumbler.

The 'library' invites visitors to choose an espresso drink as they would a book, and verse themselves in espresso drinks as though quietly entering into a fictional world. Books and coffee are both important parts of everyday life, so we created a link between favorite books and favorite coffees. Nendo

Wednesday 17 October 2012


There are two distinct inspirational tributaries for the piece – the Dutch cubistic modernism of the Mondrian and Rietveld, and the casework/base relationship in many Chinese and Japanese pieces from the past. The oversized base on which the case work sits refers to this. This is made of steel. The faces to the shelves are covered in steel fascia as well.
Rick Rubin

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Ousama bookshelf

Another design by Dripta Roy to create some fun in the consumer's life. Dripta

Monday 15 October 2012

Greenbook bookcase

A library to bring the green indoors. White glazed steel and birch plywood. Designed by Luca Pegola.
Nautinox Living

Saturday 13 October 2012

USA bookshelf

“I thought about doing Britain or Russia but there weren’t so many sections, and the United States has lots of straight-lined divisions—great for holding books.”
Andrei Saltykov in Dwell

Thursday 4 October 2012

Extended shelf life

Shelves built from old skis, golf clubs and leather belts, and lumber. "If one approaches the project with a modest appreciation for aesthetics and home construction, a shelf can move beyond its lowly Sherpa status"
New York Times

Tuesday 2 October 2012