World’s Strangest

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Bookcase Shaped like the Venus de Milo

Olga, an artist in Moscow, made this bookcase to look like the famed Venus de Milo sculpture at the Louvre. Beautiful literature should be housed in a beautiful form.  Link -via Bookshelf

An Inspirational Bookcase

While some parts of this bookcase may prove impractical for storage, its purpose for your life will always be clear. Kim Yokota spotted it in a department store in Stockholm. Link -via School Library Journal | Photo: Kim Yokota

After the Earthquake

Russian industrial designer Tembolat Gugkeav has some quirky furniture designs, such as this piece entitled Tectonic Bookcase. It’s perfect for people who keep messy desks. Link -via Dornob

Bookcase Accessible with Bosun’s Chair

Sallie Trout designed this bookcase for a house in Austin dubbed the Jackalope Ranch. If I understand the arrangement correctly, she took out a set of stairs and used the hole to create a very tall bookcase. It’s accessible with a bosun’s chair suspended by a chain from the ceiling. Link -via Boing Boing | [...]

Modular Typographical Bookcase

Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian design house Saporiti made this modular bookcase that looks like it’s made out of letters. What other appropriate phases could you make with these blocks? Link | Firm Website

18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves & Bookcases

I know you Neatoramanauts are a smart bunch, so many of you probably have piles of books lying around your house. If you’re looking for some new bookshelves and bookcases to put all of those great books away, here are some of the coolest book shelving systems that money can buy. Inverted With a little clever placement [...]

Dolly Bookshelf

This furniture dolly has a bookshelf built right in! Or maybe it’s a bookcase that happens to be on wheels. Either way, it’s a neat idea from StudioDz, available for sale at Etsy. Link -via Boing Boing