5 June 2010

Bookshelves are cool!

I was sitting around once and flicking through a House and Garden magazine, not something that I am often wont to do as I know that I will never be able to afford anything in them, but I fell in love. I saw something I had never considered before, a bookshelf which was not only a place for books but also a piece of art in and of itself.

This was years ago now, but I have never forgotten. It occurred to me that what with the wonders of the internet that I could maybe find more interesting bookshelves.. Here are the results...

Comic Shelves by Oscar Nunez
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Quad bookshelf by Nauris Kalinauskas

Nar coffee table bookshelf
“nar” means “pomegranate” in turkish. Pomegranate is a fruit that holds hundreds of juicy seeds inside

Daniele Lago Book Tree

Ceiling book shelves

Bookworm bookshelf by Ron Arad
Flexible can be bent and shaped into any shape
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Lovely Rita bookshelf by Ron Arad
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Elipse bookshelf
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Wine crate display boxes

This is the epic library in Minsk:

If getting new shelves isn't on the cards perhaps you could just sort them by colour:

Or get or make some inserts:

Or find some interesting shelving for other household items:


  1. What a collection of bookshelves! Really enjoyed your collection. The Ron (with an N;) Arad was one I always wanted whenever I visited Kartell. Although I wanted everything whenever I visited really. Viva la plástico!

  2. Nice collection. Love them all!