Friday, 3 July 2015

Private libraries are enjoying a renaissance


Not everyone who wants something new to read can satisfy their urge with a trip to Waterstones or a scoot around Amazon. Some want to have a copy of every book ever written on their chosen specialised subject. Others want to build a library of titles handpicked for them... In the age of e-readers and instant gratification, the writing is far from on the wall for the printed word. “If not exactly in rude health, books are… alive,” says Nicky Dunne, head of rare books at Heywood Hill.
Read more at Daily Telegraph

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Extend



A bookend on which books can be placed in the air as an extension of a desk. It can be fixed to a tabletop by a clamp and the length can be adjusted as you like. It is formed by bending 2 mm steel plate in order to make it strong enough to hold books.
Material : Steel
Dimensions : H180 W300 D100 mm
Photos: Yasuko Furukawa
YoY

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Blow


A shelf that looks like a paper blowing up in the wind, formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates with molds. There are 5 types of shape and they can be used both upside and downside. It can be fixed to the wall with a hook.
Steel Dimensions : H210 W300 D20 mm
YOY

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bin Ladin's Bookshelf


A sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. The release contains two sections. The first is a list of non-classified, English-language material found in and around the compound. The second is a selection of now-declassified documents. The Intelligence Community will be reviewing hundreds more documents in the near future for possible declassification and release. 
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Monday, 18 May 2015

Open Book


I was on BBC Radio 4's main book programme Open Book over the weekend talking with Mariella Frostrup about my latest book Improbable Libraries but also a little bit about Bookshelf the book. You can here it repeated on Thursday but also by the magic of audioboom below. As an added bonus, Julian Barnes was on just before me (I come in at around the 17 minute mark).

Monday, 11 May 2015

Bookdesk


Bookdesk is a combination of desk and bookcase. Legs of the desk are steel frames with shelves on various heights. Frames are separated by steel nets. Table top is made of plywood.
Dimensions: 195cm x 70cm x 75cm
Materials: steel profiles, steel mesh, plywood
Adam Wiercinski