Monday 26 January 2015

Little Free Libraries installed at the former Athletes’ Village

Residents of East Village are now able to access free reading material, with the arrival of Little Free Libraries in the neighbourhood.  Two miniature libraries have been installed at the former Athletes’ Village that provide residents of all ages with free access to a varied selection of books. The libraries have been designed by local artists, bringing a flavour of East London artistic talent to the area.

The chosen artists, illustrator Evelyn Rowland and jewellery designer Bianca Loh are both East London residents, and were selected for both their talent and passion for the area. The arrival of Little Free Libraries at East Village is part of an ongoing commitment to bring art and culture to the neighbourhood. The libraries are the latest in a series of artistic ventures following the installation of local art in the foyers of East Village residential buildings and a competition to win an art commission with a £70,000 budget.

Thursday 22 January 2015

The Longboat Library

A fun and playful bookshelf designed to inspire children to read. The product is crafted from ash wood and hand painted in the style of a Viking longboat.
Joshua Thorpe

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Hash modular bookshelf

Make many combinations based on two modules as well as combine them under different angles (turn to 90 degrees). The shelf is made of painted steel.
Max Voytenko at Line Studio

Monday 12 January 2015


PinPres is a kid’s room shelf that makes the act of sorting up the room a playful experience where the shelf adopts its form to the toys, books and other things that are being stored.
OOO My Design