I don't know about you, but sometimes I daydream that I have the power to move stuff or make wonderful things with my mind alone—because I can't be bothered to move from my sofa, really. Superlazyass-Man. That would be my superhero name. Or Mary Poppins. And my superpower will look just like this video.
By conventional wisdom, the things we own don’t define us—no matter how much we hope they will. But according to science, there are some reliable correlations between who we are and what we own.
I love this house, built in Rotterdam by Dutch architectural firm Shift. What a wonderful and perfectly executed idea: to build an entire four-story-high house around a gigantic bookshelf that goes across all floors. It really looks beautiful—and useful too.
This library in Japan is made with bookshelves. Which doesn't sound all that cool, right? A library in ordinary town, middle America has freaking bookshelves. But these bookshelves are 30 feet tall, line the walls and tower over the library.
I love little space-savers like this. Here's a tensioned bookcase that unfurls to give you space for your books and such. Plus it has compartments for pens and other scrolls. For writing decrees, naturally. [BoingBoing]
Using inspiration from the impossible fork, ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects built this optical illusion bookshelf. The shelf looks cartoony and almost invisible but that's not even the real illusion, the real mind bender is that there are what seems like 4 shelves on the left side but only 3 shelves on the right side.…
As someone who's organized a bookshelf with highly specific color coordination, I greatly appreciate this video of one that organizes itself. With a bonus banana, even! Stop motion videographers of the world, I salute your delicate blend of patience and obsessive compulsiveness. [Urlesque]
The Aakkoset bookshelf from Kayiwa might not be the most efficient way to store your things, but the alphabet shelf sure would get a typographer excited. Look at how useful a well constructed 'W' can be!
The bookshelf stair is still one of my favorite home improvements ever, but this bookshelf apartment by Rintala Eggertsson bests it by converting your whole 6,000-book library into one intimate living space. Take the video tour.
Pick a book from it, step inside, and start walking. Mens sana in corpore sano until you break all your bones falling down some stairs. [LikeCool]
The problems that you might have with a Stretch Shelf start with the realization that you need storage space for something more than a couple of books.
There's nothing quite like a huge bookshelf to make your home more impressive. And this gigantic, modular pyramid bookshelf is totally badass.
How are you? Hope you have a good time everyday.
The concept of integrating speakers into shelving units is nothing new, but this Soundshelf design is easily the most elegant application of the idea to date.
I don't know what to think about Repisa N5, a bookshelf that can be flattened against the wall and expanded selectively to place objects of any kinds. It doesn't take space, but it does.
Like the Platzhalter bookshelf I discussed yesterday, the REK features an ingenious design that is both visually interesting and practical for those who accumulate a lot of books.