Tag Archives: Bookshelf

The Secret Compartment Shelf Is The True Meaning Of ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’

Here’s a piece of furniture that defines the meaning of ‘hiding in plain sight’. What everyone sees is a regular, well-crafted piece of wall shelf that’s good for up to 20 pounds (or around 9.1 kilograms) of objects, but in reality, it is more than meets the eyes. What looks like a beautiful, carved bottom is actually a secret compartment that provides a safe haven for a bunch of small items like passport(s), cash, keys, or even a small conceal firearm if you so choose to. Continue reading The Secret Compartment Shelf Is The True Meaning Of ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Shelf Proves That Huge Spoiler Has Its Use In Homes Too

Unless you hit the track often or go hundreds of miles on daily basis (or both), a huge-ass rear spoiler will be nothing but part of the macho, go-fast look for your car. But in the case of a GT wing, it can very well serve as a table if you bear to seat on your carbon fiber trunk, or you could just stick it to the wall and use it as a regular shelf, like what Porsche has proposed with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Rear Spoiler Shelf. But look at the shiny surface. Do you bear to put anything on it? Probably not. Then again, I might because I won’t want my $4,230 go to waste. After all, it won’t be doing any downforce duty in static mode, much less stuck to the wall, right? Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Shelf Proves That Huge Spoiler Has Its Use In Homes Too

Wall Ride: A Shelving Made With Skateboarders In Mind

Shelving that doubles as a bicycle stand or holder aren’t new, but a shelving made for skateboard? Well, that’s news to us and probably news to many others too. The Wall Ride is one such shelving designed with skateboarders in mind. Designed by Zanocchi & Starke, this wall-mounted, skateboarder-centric shelf may look like an ordinary steel shelf, but upon closer observation, you will find there is a thoughtful slot on the top shelf. That slot there is where you will rest your skateboard with the belly of the deck and wheels facing outwards. In this way, the dirty wheels will not mess up your prestige walls and at the same time, you get to show off any awesome graphics on the underside of the skateboard deck. But that’s not all. Continue reading Wall Ride: A Shelving Made With Skateboarders In Mind

Ruche is a Minimalistic, Strong and Sustainable Shelving System

Do not underestimate multi-tier shelving. This simple furniture is deceptively, well, simple, but putting them together can be quite an undertaking and that’s not to mention all your effort is for something rather mundane. With the Ruche Shelving Unit, however, it takes an entirely different twist to shelving design. First by being super easy to assembled by anyone in just five minutes, and second, it is completely fastener-free. This means, it requires no glue or screws to hold it together. And did we mention that it is an isostatic structure and so yes, it is a multi-tier shelving system that boasts seven separate spaces for your items. Continue reading Ruche is a Minimalistic, Strong and Sustainable Shelving System

The Floyd Shelf Turns Any Flat Plank Into a Stylish Shelf with Character

there are shelves and then there is the uber stylish shelf known as The Floyd Shelf that lets you turn any flat planks or whatever flat pieces of up to 1 ⅝ inch (4 cm) into useful storage/display space, which is a super cool idea, because you can repurpose used planks that would otherwise destined for landfills or incinerations. Floyd Shelf consists of a set of left and right shelf brackets, and are made of steel produced right in the U.S.A. each bracket features a vertical lip on the inside that doubles as a bookend. available in white, black, or red power coat finish, the Floyd Shelf comes completes with the hardware necessary to mount the brackets to the wall. Continue reading The Floyd Shelf Turns Any Flat Plank Into a Stylish Shelf with Character

Ikea Figured Out a New Way to Fix Up Furniture That Will Only Takes 5 Mins

Swedish furniture maker Ikea has pretty much revolutionized flat-pack furniture and all seems good, until you start putting the TV console together. suddenly, things that involves metal screws and hex keys aren’t as easy as it seem to be – made worst by an instructional manual that has no descriptive words in them, only pictures. that has been going for a while now, but probably won’t for long. starting with the new REGISSÖR Living Room Storage Series that is set to eliminate the final hurdle in self-assembled furniture. using an Ikea-developed solution, the REGISSÖR Living Room Storage Series features special wedge dowels that negates the need for tools to put together the furniture and only you only need five minutes to do so, or maybe less if you are as proficient as Fredrik Andersson, Ikea’s Material and Technique Developer. Continue reading Ikea Figured Out a New Way to Fix Up Furniture That Will Only Takes 5 Mins

The Crate Series – Furniture Concealed In Crates

moving is a gargantuan task. it involves packing of the myriad of stuff you own, moving them to the new location and unpacking them, which is a time consuming process. but that’s just part of the problem; the furniture is another major headache. moving often means giving up old furniture, thus sacrificing the familiarity, but thankfully, that only happens once in the blue moon. however, if for some reason you have to move often, then you will appreciate the Furniture in Crates by Beijing-based designer Naihan Li. created for Beijing’s shifting urban landscape where artists’ spaces are often demolished as soon as they are discovered, these creations allow the artists’ belongings and furniture to be mobile; all they have to do is to secure their stuff, close the crate and be ready to roll out of the space and into the new found space. Continue reading The Crate Series – Furniture Concealed In Crates

The Dark Knight Bookshelves

do Bruce Wayne read books? if so, he probably would not have The Dark Knight Bookshelves in his opulent pad to give away his alter ego (well, maybe he would but in his other pad – the Batcave) but lucky for us, mere mortals (btw, we know Batman aka Mr. Wayne is also a mortal but a filthy rich mortal), we can have this made-to-order, unofficial bookshelf to remember the movie by. in creating this awesome shelve, Etsy seller Fahmi Sani, drew his inspiration from the logo as used in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. Continue reading The Dark Knight Bookshelves

Umbra L CONCEAL Shelf

Umbra L CONCEAL Shelf
(photos: Umbra) Umbra L Conceal Shelf | US$35.00 | www.umbra.com

getting your collection of books organized and still not look way too geeky like Stephen Hawkin’s library can be quite a challenge. instead of messing with uninspiring bulky shelving, why not do it in a more stylish way like using the Umbra L Conceal Shelf? granted that there’s nothing magical in this minimalist shelf but we actually adore the floating effect that it gives to the books sitting on it. the L Conceal consists of an angled bent wood shelf with two hidden metal brackets and it can be mounted in a variety of positions, adding a stylish flair to your otherwise mundane wall. so you can either go for the standard shelving and make your room looks like an Ikea showroom or you could add some contemporary artistry on your ordinary wall. Continue reading Umbra L CONCEAL Shelf

Scroll Bookshelf has rolled up sheet metal to hold your books

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(credit: Xin-Hung Lin, Pei-Yi Chiu, Chia-Rung Shu, & Wung-Bing Lin)

when i first saw this, i pretty excited and wonder where can i grab one of these. unfortunately, this is just a concept but nevertheless, worthy of a feature. the Scroll Bookshelf, as it is called, consists of a sheet metal overlaid with a plastic sleeve and two sturdy end-rolls that act as bookends for your books. i wonder if the designers are betting on a springy sheet metal or do we have to roll them up ourselves? i thought the former would be a better option – if you can find a sheet metal that’s springy enough and of reasonable thickness. as an added bonus, the ends have two concealed chambers (or drawers, if you prefer) to hold your pens and other smaller stuff. what a wonderful concept and i seriously hope it will make it to production someday. Continue reading Scroll Bookshelf has rolled up sheet metal to hold your books