Posts Tagged ‘books’

By now readers of TWOM must be thinking I’m obsessed with bookshelves, an obscure obsession. We’ve shown you the bookcase bed:

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the staircase library:

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and the slanting legoesque shelf:

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And now, here’s a really surreal shelf to go with your Dalis and Hirsts:

Introducing the Invisible bookshelf. Nifty way to make your books magically floats on air.

The downside? I seriously doubt their ability to hold up even 5 large format hardback photobooks or D&AD annuals.

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…is advice I wold not take, not even after a heavy night of drinking and magic mushrooms. Sure, you’d get closure, but the sort that comes after the stitches has healed. It also the stupidest book title this year. Actually, it’s official title is the “oddest book” in The Bookseller trade magazine’s competition. If you think I made this up, I did not. Here’s proof (although I am not sure why I need to justify myself):

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The runner up in this competition had an equally intriguing, if somewhat disturbingly titillating title:

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Swedish designers SmÃ¥nsk sure didn’t think so. So they came up with the Skew bookcase.

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bookstairs.jpgDespite the fact that I am on my laptop almost 24/7, I still love books. As a child I had sets and sets of encyclopedias, most of them from Disney, but still – knowledge is knowledge. They used to be stacked neatly from A-Z on 3- or 4- level shelves. From there, my obsession with arranging things started. Even now, I categorise my books (or stack upon stack of paper) and they’re usually alphabetical in order. But the most annoying thing is living within London area, you don’t have that much space. Indeed, living in Tokyo, I have less space there. Thus with the lack of space, sometimes you have nowhere to “display” your books and you’re forced to keep some and you never know which ones to keep and which ones to display. And the shelves take up so much space and bla bla bla. But one guy figured the best of solving this, and I love it. It’s so simple and yet so easily overlooked. And it’s the best use of space I’ve seen so far.

There so now I’ve let out another secret obsession of mine. My birthday’s next week by the way ;)

Thanks for the pic, boing boing.

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