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Old 12-09-08, 01:52 AM   #1
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The Infinity Bookcase

Dutch artist Job Koelewijn sure knows how to make an awesome bookcase. Behold his lemniscate bookshelf that represents the infinite power of books and learnin’

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Pure sex. I would sleep inside that thing.


OMG I want that. And a sculpture by Syoryu Honda.
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...and then the blog goes on to blow it by posting links to the two lamest bookcases I've ever seen in my life from Amazon.com. Damn my eyes!
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I would not put books in the part where the shelves cross, at least on the top. Instead, I would build a slot car track on top of the bookshelf.
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How do you get to the middle parts? Do you have to hop over?

But I guess design is more the emphasis here than practicality.
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I would not put books in the part where the shelves cross, at least on the top. Instead, I would build a slot car track on top of the bookshelf.
Dang. I was going to suggest slot cars.
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How do you get to the middle parts? Do you have to hop over?

But I guess design is more the emphasis here than practicality.


Look up the artist. He's into radical interior design art installations.
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Stairs Bookcase FTW
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http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/detail.php?y=2005&t=2

Bookcase house.
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That's awesome.

Looks like something we could all do with tools too.
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that's so cool, i want one if i have enough money buy so many books
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That's twisted.
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that's so cool, i want one if i have enough money buy so many books
I've seen places where you can buy books by the yard, cheap. Made for people who want that old-timey "library room" look, but own about three books, I guess.
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That's very nice--I could spend all day there. Too bad there's no small fireplace for a cozy reading nook.

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Nice, but have you got anything in papyrus?
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If they had room for that, they wouldn't need to put the books in the staircase.

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The books are in the staircase, the papyrus is in the coat rack.
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You know who else liked to combine books with fire?
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The guy who designed the "fireplace stairs" didn't last to long.
up in smoke the down staircase?
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Looks like something we could all do with tools too.
Even with no tools.

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What kind of mortar do you use with those?
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OMG I want that. And a sculpture by Syoryu Honda.
Here is one by Sori Abu Tyorhonda

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How do you get to the middle parts? Do you have to hop over?

But I guess design is more the emphasis here than practicality.
Yeah, this has serious design issues.

When he invents a Moebius infinity bookcase, then he's on to something.
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Yeah, this has serious design issues.

When he invents a Moebius infinity bookcase, then he's on to something.


It's not meant to be a functional bookcase.
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