Shelftastic: library

December 30th, 2009

I’ve blogged about one of these type of bookcases before, and I still love the idea of a bit of personal space within the shelves where you can curl up and read you book. Also, loving the little coffee mug shelf!


Via The Blog on the Bookshelf

Shelftastic: Book Harp

December 14th, 2009

From the designer’s website:

The strings of the book-harp are a play of light and statics, three-dimensional picture and bookend, transparent and complete simultaneously. Depending on the angle of the literary instrument it seems once closed, sometimes translucent – and turns to life upon passing. It captures the passer-by at the corner of his eye and draws attention to itself, the variegated content, or out into the sky.

I do like the look of this, would love to have a flat with something like this built in:




Shefltastic: Ligne Roset

December 8th, 2009

I love the non straight lines, it makes this book case a little different:


It’s also available in black at Ligne Roset (but no idea how much it is, I’m guessing quite a bit).

Via The Sassy Kathy

Shelftastic: Stair-case

December 3rd, 2009

I mentioned last week that I’ve got a ton of gorgeous bookshelves and other creative book storage solutions to share with you, so I’ve started a new recurring blog post: Shelftastic!

To start thing off, this first Shelftastic features a cool book case design: the stair-case!


I think it’s a pretty cool design and would work perfect in rooms with high ceilings. Imagine if it went higher than this and you could pull out more than just the 3 parts shown in the image above? It’s designed by Danny Kuo:

The initial keywords: space, storage, future. In the future space becomes more desireable because big apartment buildings are taking over normal 1, 2 or 3 level houses. Building vertically is more efficient because less ground square meters are needed to house people. Therefore focus will be on height rather than width in the future. However current storage furniture is designed for humans with a length of 1.7 or 1.8 meters also our furniture needs to grow in height in in order to be more efficient. This StairCASE is an answer to this need. It reaches the ceiling and the topshelves are still easy to reach without getting into awkward positions or getting help from another furniture piece.

I love my new apartment, but there are some ‘interesting’ walls with which I can’t do that much. A photo frame like this would fit perfect though!


The frame is available on for $119 (or $99 if you blog or tweet about it).