Gadgets for book lovers

Library Dogs September 16, 2008

Filed under: Art,Furniture — Kim @ 10:29 pm

I saw this in my newspaper Friday and I knew I had to have one. A dog to put in the library! (My Jack Russell is not allowed in my library.) These wonderful little – non hairy – dogs can hold a number of books, which makes them very convenient. Above all, they look fantastic!

Unfortunately the website of the designer did not give any information on purchasing a piece. Neither did the manufacturers website. So I decided to contact the designer. He cc’t me in an e-mail to the manufacturer, asking them to provide me with details. Until now, I did not hear back from them. When I do, I will let you know.

For now, enjoy these great designs appropriately called “Pack of Dogs”! Click here and here to see them.


I have heard back and can now tell you about the designs, the prices and the way to obtain them.

Click here to see the ‘Pack of dogs’ brochure in PDF. The prices are:

Aguayo: 81 dollars

Dos Caras, Jr. (2 pieces): 72 dollars

Alushe: 90 dollars

Mistico: 107 dollars

El Santo: 369 dollars

You can contact O’Neal Spicer of Proteak to order a dog. You can reach him via this e-mail adress.


Book Storage August 24, 2008

Filed under: Furniture — Kim @ 2:05 am

Two readers e-mailed me three links that all have to do with storing books. The first link is about a very interesting bookcase that can tell you the time too. Click here to see it. The second link is something different. I am not sure it will keep you books secure, but it looks very nice indeed. (See picture below.) Click here to learn more about it.

The 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 Melodee!)


Book Ends August 7, 2008

Filed under: Furniture,Handy — Kim @ 3:10 pm

I have got to have these! These book ends are fantastic. Simple, stylish, handy. Click here to find out more.


Reading light June 25, 2008

Filed under: Furniture — Kim @ 11:10 pm

How cute! I want one, I want one! One of Kimbooktu’s readers e-mailed a link to this fantastic reading light. The design is quite simple, if you are creative you could even make one yourself. Click here to learn more.

Thanks to Sarah for the link!


Snow in summer June 6, 2008

Filed under: Furniture — Kim @ 2:57 am

Or better: snow every day of the year! This bookcase is beautiful. If will not be easy to house books in it without damaging them or putting them in a strange position all together. But the case looks great, I have got to say. It would work great as a room divider. You can read more about it here.

Thanks to Phoenix for the link!


Pimp my Billy May 9, 2008

Filed under: Art,Furniture — Kim @ 2:29 pm

German designers have designed a gadget to go along with the famous Billy bookcases by IKEA. Since a couple of weeks, I too have these cases. They are not only cheep, but you can buy loads of accessories for them. The best part is, you do not have to be afraid that any additions will not be sold anymore next year.

The Pimp my Billy is a fun thing. I was immediately interested in it. It looks interesting, fun and the color is just right for my library. Until I saw the price. One can buy a whole room full of Billy’s for the price of this gadget. Click here to learn more.

PS. I will be out of the country next week for business. If I find any great bookstores in the German city of Heidelberg, I will let you know!


The 30 most creative bookshelves March 1, 2008

Filed under: Furniture — Kim @ 11:55 pm

Sorry for not posting as much as I used to. We are very busy packing up all our stuff for our move. After we are settled into our new house, I will post with the frequency you are used to. Promise!

As said before, I am all into bookcases these days. That is why the next website caught my attention. On it is a collection of 30 bookshelves that is considered ‘the most creative’ by the authors. Some of the bookshelves might be familiar, since I wrote about them in the past.  Nevertheless, there are some fantastic shelves in the list. Click here to visit the site. I will not post about bookshelves for a while now, you probably had enough…