Gadgets for book lovers

Self shelf February 21, 2007

Filed under: Furniture — Kim @ 9:00 pm

I have posted about invisible book shelves before. But I am proud to announce this Dutch one. This shelve looks like a book. You can place your own books on top of it. And you do not even notice! And the best thing is: it keeps your books in tact. You can find out about it here.

Self Shelf


6 Responses to “Self shelf”

  1. Kristy Says:

    I know this wasn’t your intent…but I love the idea of putting up my shelfs similiar to this using this all one color idea. How cool would that look? A red stack in a kitchen….etc.

    b.t.w. I watched that video about Shakespeare & Co. and loved that poem that he reads at the end. I rewound it a few dozen times but here it is….(of course I don’t know how the stanza’s should go…)

    among the visions which my fancies trace
    there was one brightest star
    one face
    one image from afar
    filled with her rapid grace

    each poem is her hearts fantasy
    each flowered tree is framed within her memory
    each dream
    each midnight
    and each dawn

    are garments thoughts of her put on

    each beam of light from the emporium blue
    with her impales the good,
    the beautiful
    the true

  2. Kristy Says:

    Ohh look how lovely it looks when you translate to French (via your nifty button)

    parmi les visions que mes fantaisies tracent
    il y avait d’un le plus lumineux tiennent le premier rôle
    un visage
    une image de loin
    rempli de sa grace rapide

    chaque poésie est son imagination de coeurs
    chaque arbre fleuri est encadré dans sa mémoire
    chaque rêve
    chaque minuit
    et chaque aube

    sont les vêtements que les pensées de elle mettent dessus

    chaque faisceau de lumière du bleu de centre commercial
    avec elle empale le bon,
    le beau
    le vrai

  3. kimbooktu Says:

    Haha, in French my post seems a poem!

  4. […] last link will tell you how to make your own invisible book shelves, like these. If you are up for some DIY, click here. (Thanks Phoenix and […]

  5. Pendo Says:

    One little correction: his phrase is “seraphic grace,” not “her rapid grace”–though I almost like yours better.

  6. Anon Says:

    I watched “Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man” a few times when it originally aired on Sundance. Mr. Whitman is certainly a memorable character. I took away the title-less poem he recites at the end as well.
    I also have a little correction: I believe he says “with her enfolds the good…the beautiful…the true,” not impales; and of course “seraphic grace”.

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