Tuesday, 24 December 2013
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The eroded series of objects have been inspired by the natural process of Erosion – where a solid material like stone gets eaten away by an exogenic process like wind flow or water flow. This eating away not only results in changing the quality of the solid object (like smoothness or exposing the internal quality of the element) but also leads to the formation of surfaces and pockets that then become suitable for a different kind of inhabitation.This concept has been developed as a series of objects.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Give your books an original and dynamic arrangement: with Alpacbeto you can compose your own bookcase thanks to the honeycomb cardboard modules in the shape of letters. Choose the letters to compose a word or short message and place your books in the natural concave of the letters.
The Alpacbeto letters are also available in brown and black.
Designer: Fabio Biavaschi
Glook at lovli.it
Thursday, 21 November 2013
In its side walls there are placed aluminium bearings joint with a wooden nut from the press. By turning the nut, the inner “walls”, are brought into motion and this way they can be positioned against one another, thereby creating space for any number of books. These can be fixed by sufficient pressing and library can be carrying even without emptying the bookcase.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
A new public art project will see benches shaped as open books. The benches - to be placed across London - will include one based on Michael Rosen's We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, another on J M Barrie's Peter Pan and a third on Kenneth Graeme's Wind in the Willows. The so-called "BookBenches" will be designed by international and local artists, and aim to promote reading for enjoyment and to celebrate stories linked to the capital.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
A scaled-down version of REK bookcase. Like the original REK, the five parts can be pushed in or pulled out to position them according to the space needed. Entirely made of poplar plywood. The wood is finished with an organic linseed oil wax.
Reinier de Jong
Monday, 4 November 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
"The front door of Mitt Romney’s soon to be constructed Hollady house opens to a massive living room, and to your left, around the fireplace, lies a study. If you look closely at the bookshelves there, you find something interesting: a secret door. The second bookshelf from the far wall is really a door that swivels out to reveal a hidden room... The architectural drawings say it’s for "office storage." It measures 11 feet long and is lined with cabinets. The "hidden door," as it’s labeled on the documents, is masked as a bookshelf and swings into the study."
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
"Bloomberg’s annual Billy index shows that the Swedish furniture chain’s signature bookcase remains cheapest in Europe with a price of 34.95 euros ($46.48) in Slovakia and the Netherlands. The Dominican Republic topped the list, which is based on the 2014 catalog on Ikea’s website, with a price of 3,995 pesos ($94.72). The bookshelf costs $59.99 in the U.S. and 349 yuan ($57) in China...
"For next year, the average cost globally is $58.93, little changed from $59.35 in the 2013 catalog. In local currency, the bookcase’s price only changed in eight countries. It was cut in the Dominican Republic and parts of Australia and increased in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands, which saw the biggest percentage change at 17%...
"For 2014, the difference between the costliest and the least expensive bookcase was $48.24, down from $72.14 in 2013."
Monday, 21 October 2013
The basic components are the wooden oak shelves and vertical elements in aluminium which has been anodised or painted black. Five dierent heights studied in order to best organise various formats of objects and books. Each composition can be embellished with accessories such as aluminium trays and sliding trays, which are functional and removable, Available in the colours: red, black, yellow. The sliding panels of the bookcases can be in anodized aluminium or painted in red, blue, green, yellow, grey, white or black.
Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
This body of work explores the structural and visual qualities of the bookend. Each artwork in these series utilize color, collection, and arrangement to highlight the unique possibilities of these utilitarian objects. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of these works is donated to public libraries nationwide. On show at Central Branch Library, Madison.
Monday, 30 September 2013
The new apartment was still feeling a little empty and un-lived in so Simon and I set about on this fun little project! It took as about 4 days to put it all together but most that time was spent sourcing the materials so if you were smart about it (and know where to get things – unlike us) then you could do it in a day easy.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
A wall mounted bookshelf that helps you visualize your stack of read books vs. unread books; motivation to get some reading done. Each shelf is hand made to order in Brooklyn, NY. Constructed of red painted steel pipe fittings, dark walnut stained pine wood shelves, and black acrylic twine.Accommodates approximately 5-10 average sized books on each shelf.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Material: plywood, stainless steel. Natascha Harra-Frischkorn
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013
A library, a man-sized robot, a beautiful and distant childhood memory made real, a “new household hero”, created by Fabio Novembre. Robox embraces all these definitions and lends itself easily to satisfy a variety of uses. This new design by Fabio Novembre is open to multiple interpretations adding to and personalizing its meaning and value. This anthropomorphic bookshelf animates the space it occupies, with its bright red heart, ROBOX is exactly the same height as the designer who created it. Dimensions L/W 78 P/D 31 H 184
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Some hotels are giving the humble book another look, as they search for ways to persuade guests, particularly younger ones, to spend more time in their lobbies and bars. They are increasingly stocking books in a central location, designating book suites or playing host to author readings. While the trend began at boutique hotels like the Library Hotel in New York, the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore., and the Study at Yale in New Haven, it is expanding to chain hotels.
More at The New York Times
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
The OpenBook is a seat and a library that celebrates the printed form. Its design represents an evolution from TILT’s original Library Chair which itself was designed for a Grade II listed building where shelving for books could not be installed so instead the books were incorporated into the chair design. It is a comfortable reading space for those wanting a quieter moment, while also a showcase for books and magazines of any size and shape. At the same time the chair was to be open, exposing the user to others within the space allowing for serendipitous interaction. The OpenBook Chair has a fully upholstered interior, including an upholstered side panel, offering additional comfort and sound insulation. Studio Tilt
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
The shelf is divided in two parts enabling communication between these. So that the product becomes a mutable object. This adapts and changes its shape depending on the content in it. By putting books in a category, that becomes bigger allowing to store more books. Through this function, the product allows us to use different sections as comparators. We know, for example, who reads more books. Or what kind of books are the ones that you read more as it always displays the amount of books in each.
Behind the product lies a message that comes once the user has used the shelf. Through its function, the object aims to bring users to the three main socializing agents; individuals, institutions and information. When someone uses the shelf to see who reads more books, it creates a relationship between people who, even in person or not, becomes a link between individuals. Something similar happens when splitting our books by type or theme. The shelf reveals the institution that we’re closer. And, always, refers to information because it represents an indication of the level of information consumed.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
A bookcase with four sliding tabs (vertical panels) which allows the user to organize books in various ways. By repositioning tabs, zones for different types of books can be created. At the same time, it will naturally create various looks depending on the placement you choose.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
The PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper is a collage of front covers of those iconic early paperbacks from this famous publishing house and includes Ariel, the very first Penguin paperback published in 1935. The book covers were chosen for their diversity of colour and to illustrate the breadth of Penguin’s publishing backlist. Great care was taken in the design to truly represent the original paperbacks in all their, sometimes well-read and a little worn, glory. The resulting PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper is a glorious colourful ‘conversational piece’ which we hope will be received with as much affection as the books themselves.
Osborne & Little
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013
An artisanal wooden bookshelf made of modular elements. All the modules are designed to rotate around a central axis providing support for the books. The bottom part can be used as an hanging device. Multiple shelves can be endlessly combined to customise your space.Fusillo comes in 3 versions: solid oak, glossy and opaque white lacquered MDF.
Monday, 13 May 2013
"A decent library can mark a hotel out from its competitors, give it a nicely intellectual feel, and supply guests with another reason to stay in and buy a drink. It is perhaps a shame when hotels decide that a task as fun and indeed personal as choosing their libraries' contents should not be done in-house by someone familiar with the locale. But swankier operations may be nervous about choosing inappropriately and tainting their brand, and anyway they may not have a bookworm on staff. Thus it becomes sensible to invest a bit of money—up to $30,000 in some cases—to ensure a bit of professional nous is applied to the selection. Those hotels that use the Ultimate Library's services do not necessarily let Mr Blackwell’s team get on with the job unimpeded. “With one hotel,” he says, “we had to come up with 150 books and justify each one.” The Economist