Monday, 15 September 2014

Undergrowth bookshelf



Mosses and lichens are very primitive organisms that grow in damp places, including rocks and trees. They form the lowest layer of forest vegetation and are equipped with chlorophyll giving them a green colour of varying degrees of intensity. alcarol recovered some logs from the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains and cut planks that preserve the natural edges with their native populations of plants, which are embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life. Undergrowth particular: wood, steel rod, moss and resin. This bookshelf is a self-supporting structure looking for utmost essentiality, giving the sections of the mossy log the effect of being suspended in the air.
alarcol

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Book benches


50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment. Runs until September.
Books about Town

Monday, 30 June 2014

Stockwerk


Stockwerk appears to negate its material properties. Due to the cut side walls the solid wood construction becomes a foldable object reminiscent of a compressible paper model. As an alternative to plug and screw connections this shelf needs no assembly and is delivered folded up. The side walls are split, mitred and fixed with piano hinges. The system is fully linked together; the shelves just have to be unfolded. The system is self-stabilizing via the mitre-chamfer on the side wall edges. Despite having fewer and simpler production steps, a complex functional system is possible. The final height of the shelf is customisable, as some compartments can stay closed according to requirements.
Meike Harde

Monday, 23 June 2014

Are Little Free Libraries illegal?


A north Leawood man will have to decide whether to remove a Little Free Library he recently installed in his front yard — or face a citation from the city.
More at the Prairie Village Post and Kansas City Star.