Thursday 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas to all our readers

And look out for news of a new bookish book by the author of Bookshelf and Improbable Libraries next year...

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Christmas tree bookcase

Bookcase for 10-12" dolls
Great for playscale diorama or roombox, not only for Christmas time
Height 26cm, width 13cm, depth 4.5cm
Made of plywood. Can be painted with acrylic or wood stained
Available finishes: shabby, standard, shabby+varnish, standard+varnish

Monday 19 December 2016

Archway: Shining a light on your favourite reads

Issue: Unorganized reading material and lack of lighting while reading
Goal: A way to provide reading material while also providing light while reading
Alexandra Sakalian

Friday 16 December 2016

Star Wars R2D2 bookshelf,

A very solid, heavy piece that would look awesome in any fan's themed room.
Birch Ply, MDF, and Italian Poplar.
4ft (H) x 16"(D) x 34.5"(W)
Weight: 92 lbs
WoodCurve on Etsy

Thursday 15 December 2016

Star Wars TIE Fighter Bookshelf

This is a beginner project that you should be able to complete in one weekend. Follow along and build one for yourself or the Star Wars fan in your life.
Handmadewithashley on Buildsomething

Friday 9 December 2016

Ara bookshelf

A bookshelf designed for the transient reader with few books. The name "ara", is an interjection describing an "aha!" moment - a feeling the user would get when interacting with the shelf.
Elvin Chu

Monday 5 December 2016

Contemplate bookshelf

Inspired by one of the existing eco houses in Edmonton—a house that strives to reduce its environmental footprint by reclaiming or reusing materials (wood, metal, etc.), and by conserving energy and maintaining energy efficiency—a wall mounted bookshelf was designed to carry a message that is congruent with the message of the eco house. By its very existence, the eco house raises awareness of the environmental concerns that are closely tied to our daily activities. Similarly, the bookshelf also acts as a sign that warns and reminds the viewer about existing environmental concerns, particularly those associated with our consumption rate as compared to the availability of natural, raw materials. In particular, it serves to raise awareness about our paper consumption rate in comparison to the growth rate of the forests.
Yuri Shin

Friday 2 December 2016

1,285 nails: Rocking chair bookcase

This is a project I came up with for my final in Sculpture II. The theme was to create a sight specific sculpture and I decided to build a chair-bookcase for the library of my University in order for students to understand that you can go to the library even when you don't have finals and relax, read a book or just daydream. Because many people got that wrong I need to make clear that I built this chair on my own and that's why the name of this project is dedicated to the number of nails that I screwed with tools (1.285)
Sofia Alexiou