Friday, 31 August 2012

Korean edition of Bookshelf book

We're delighted to announce that in addition to the English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Swedish editions of Bookshelf, there will soon be a Korean one. Here's the rather nice proposed cover.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Sunflower chair

Sitting at the center of a blooming sunflower and being crowded by beloved books will definitely make reading something lingering in your mind all day. Designed by designer He Mu and Zhang Qian from Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Sunflower Chair has won “Redtory Design Award” for the 5th “Design for Sitting” Grand Prix. Experts in the jury all agreed that the chair satisfied the very thing intention of sitting – reading, which meets the theme “sitting and other behaviors” quite well.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bookshelf is on holiday

The Bookshelf staff are having a nice sit down and a rest for a bit. We'll resume transmission at the end of the month.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Bibliotheque Severin

Compacte et peu profonde, la Bibliothèque Séverin peut se glisser dans une alcôve ou un couloir, contre un mur du salon, ou peut s'élever au centre de la pièce et servir ainsi de séparateur d'espace. Spécialement conçue pour accueillir les livres de poche, CD et DVD, elle est à la fois pratique et élégante, et d'une grande contenance.
Alex de Rouvray

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The Bookless Library

"This technology cannot simply substitute for the great libraries of the present. After all, libraries are not just repositories of books. They are communities, sources of expertise, and homes to lovingly compiled collections that amount to far more than the sum of their individual printed parts. Their physical spaces, especially in grand temples of learning like the NYPL, subtly influence the way that reading and writing takes place in them. And yet it is foolish to think that libraries can remain the same with the new technology on the scene."
The New Republic