Thursday 24 October 2013

Mitt Romney's new hidden 'bookshelf-door' room

"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 Billy Bookcase Index

"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 dierent 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

Friday 4 October 2013

Build Me Up

Bookcase inspired by building architecture. It reflects the process and the impossibility of putting any end to this process, which is found in urban environment. This idea is applied to the interior, which undergoes similar never ending transformation in building one’s individual environment. The bookcase design is thus based upon a worker figurine, caught in the moment of finishing the ‘wall’ of this product. Design by: Štefan Nosko Photo: Allt
Mejd Studio

Thursday 3 October 2013

Soft Cabinet Green

A cabinet that moves sidewards, right or left, depending on the volume inside the cabinet. Put it next to a wall or another cabinet and fill the cabinet with your stuff. Watch how the cabinet forms and becomes an unique model.
Dewi van der Klomp

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Bookends shelving

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.
Niki Johnson