Posts Tagged ‘shelving’

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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Pole shelving – turn this ugly example into something better

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Yet another 60s DIY project from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. While the bookshelf directly above is cringe-worthy (almost in the “so bad it’s good” category, but not quite), it could be very mod if it were updated and re-made properly with more attractive materials.

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Egle Amaldi’s bookshelf & modernist Cado shelving

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

These staggered, airy midcentury modern arrangements are so much less chichi than the many fancified contemporary bookshelves you see around.

I love this simple, balanced living room belonging to Italian architect Egle Amaldi in the 1960s. The bookshelf—its shape and the way it spans the whole width—is probably the key to the room.

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e15

Monday, October 27th, 2008

e15‘s leaning book rack “Mate” is quite well-known (photo at bottom), but their shelf/cupboard units Kast Drie and Kast Een are equally nice. We would like to try to DIY these wall units in our studio, thought the smooth factory finish would be hard to achieve.

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