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Books and Fire: A New App and a Fiery Bookshelf December 13, 2010

The folks at Snarky Apps have created an app that allows you to burn a book on the privacy of your own iPhone. from the description:“Have you ever had the urge to burn a book? Well there’s never been a better time to exercise your freedom of expression with a nice and toasty bonfire and a good book! Choose from The Bible, The Koran, the Baha’i Writings and many more! Fortunately, the app is more…

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The Leaning Bookcases of Leman August 3, 2010

Vincent Thomas Leman has been building furniture for as long as he can remember. He grew up working in the shop building fine quality custom cabinetry and woodwork for the family business. In 2001 he went at it alone and began building art furniture. In 2005, with his wife, Jessie, he founded Dust Furniture an began offering a line of abstract traditional furniture. Stacked Cabinet No.7, 2010.  26″w x 15″d x 74″h. On his approach:…

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Sit and Read: The chair bookcase bookcase chair February 17, 2010

Talk about killing two birds with one stone. This gem was “developed as a chair and a bookcase simultaneously, the intention was to provide both the storage for and a seat in which to read.” It was designed by Gail Peter Borden. Borden is the Borden of the architecture firm Borden Partnership and is a professor at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. The design of the chair bookcase bookcase chair “focused on…

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Books on the Beach: Ikea Style February 11, 2010

It’s billed as the world’s largest outdoor bookcase. In honor of 30th anniversary of their BILLY bookcase Ikea constructed an outdoor library, consisting of 30 bookcases, on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The BILLY is the best selling bookcase in history with over 40 million sold and 3 million a year still being produced. The one day event allowed beach goers to swap books or to buy them with the proceeds going to The Australian…

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Polar Bear Bookshelf December 24, 2009

The folks at HotelChatter came across this wild bookshelf when touring the recently opened Crosby Street Hotel in New York City. Here’s what the had to say about it: “The polar bear bookcase is especially notable, since it totally dominates the room and is literally mirrored in a polar bear-shaped mirror on the wall behind it. Most guests and visitors to the hotel won’t even see it, since it’s located on the lower level in…

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