Posts Tagged ‘bookcase’

DIY bookshelf – IKEA hack

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Photo © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2011 // Livet Hemma

IKEA boxes, some with interiors painted, assembled via art clips. Very clever. Via doorsixteen (and the rest of her post contains good material too). You could of course build a larger and more permanent structure, with glue and/or screws.

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Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin. “The movement is based on the principles of the walking platform devised by 19th century Russian mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev… when pushed, the legs carry the object along using a complex system of cranks, links and connecting rods. Photo below via cyberneticzoo.

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Books killing friends

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

“Tim’s books will fall one day and kill one of his friends.” Click on image to see the photo’s Flickr tags. Courtesy my friends Jonathan and Tim.

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Sleeping with books

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991. This room is in Mildred’s Lane, the Pennsylvania artist’s colony that J.

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Avenel Cooperative Housing Project built either for cartoonists or communists

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Why can’t cooperative housing look like this more often? The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in LA’s Silver Lake neighbourhood, supposedly built either for “a bunch of communists” or for a “group of motion picture cartoonists and their families” (click above for informative Wikipedia article) was affordable when it was built in 1947 and of course is now ridiculously expensive.

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House full of holes by David Hovey

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

A few years ago architect/builder David Hovey designed and built this house for himself and his family in Winnetka, Illinois, just outside Chicago. Like most of Hovey’s buildings the house is constructed of relatively simple materials, including perforated steel I-beams, and all its parts are designed to be pre-fabricated and then shipped in.

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