Archive for the ‘bookshelves’ Category

Sweet LibrarIAN…

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Birds and books… and well, yes… we know…

Original Source: Contemporary Earth Art from Etsy

Clever use or book abuse?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I am of two minds about the following uses of books. On the one hand it is very creative and putting to use something that would otherwise be discarded to clog up the landfills. On the other hand they are books! Are we certain these books would never be read again or appreciated? You can help me decide!

A book purse made (and sold) by Rebound Designs

 

Chair made with discarded paperbacks (hopefully romances!) by http://blog.makezine.com/

 

Books used to hold up a shelf -- by ThereIfixedit.com

Invisible Ingenuity

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I love books. This is an understatement. I am a bibliophile. And being such leaves my immediate surroundings in imminent danger of being overrun with them. I have books everywhere. Piles and stacks all over. I have bookshelves filled. I have makeshift bookshelves. I have even turn my fireplace mantle into a bookshelf. And recently, I found the most exciting inventions…the invisible bookshelf. I love it. I have five so far. I have ordered more. And I intend on ordering even more.

It is really simple but ingenious. It is an L-shaped metal thing you screw into the wall. You use the cover of a book to hold the books up and then stack x amount of books on top of the first book. Voila! Instant invisible shelf. It appears as if the books are floating on the wall. =) A magical bookshelf, indeed.

Here are some of mine (albeit, the photographs aren’t really good…):

And they are uber cheap! Space-saving, ingenious bookshelves! I love them. You can get them in two sizes: Small and Large. The small covers most books. The large, really does hold LARGE books. =) You can get them here.