Wednesday 30 May 2018

Corda (Rope) bookshelf

The Rope is a project developed in the context of architectural spaces. I relied on the simplicity of the supporting structures in architecture to develop a minimal bookcase that requires very little space and few materials. It is supported by only two structure points and therefore it is suspended.
Pedro Carvalho

Friday 18 May 2018

The Second Shelf: One woman's fight to keep great female writers on shelves

Book collectors help determine which writers are remembered – and which are forgotten. Author and book dealer AN Devers explains how seeing female authors being undervalued inspired her to start The Second Shelf project.
More at The Guardian

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Earthquake-proof bookcase

Because all the shelves of the bookshelf are inclined, people can easily climb without a ladder, and books of high position can be easily taken out and put in. In addition, books don't collapse when an earthquake occurs.
Shinsuke Fujii Architects
Photo: Tsukui Teruaki

Friday 4 May 2018

Book Towns in the Daily Mail

Have you ever thought of going on a literary holiday, travelling to dedicated book towns? Well, you will now. Journalist and author Alex Johnson has written the world’s first directory of paradises of the printed world. Featuring 45 locations in 30 countries from France to Finland, New York to Norway, all illustrated with delightful photographs, there isn’t a place in here you won’t want to visit. A must-have for explorers and bookworms alike.

Thursday 3 May 2018

Comb bookcase and bench

The modular design allows you to use the single element as a bench for indoor and outdoor use, or a combination of various elements, changing it into a large bookcase. The design is characterized by a series of decorative and structural grooves which lighten the weight of each module.
Photo: Enrico Amici