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Storage Showcasing

More objects are on display as smaller homes offer less storage

Implications - Despite the slowing down of book sales, the demand for shelving units has gone up. This can be greatly attributed to the decline in larger household storage spaces as people give up more vast homes to move into smaller dwellings, both for economic and practical reasons, such as being closer to the city.
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Surrealist Closet Design
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Gaudi, the Spanish designer and artist, would probably claim ownership of this bookshelf if he were around today. The design by dbd Studio twists, turns, curves, manipulates—it’s surrealist design… MORE
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Small Spaces Call for Serious Storage, and These Designs Deliver
There’s much to be said for minimalism, but serious book lovers would rather die than get rid of their collection. These bounteous bookcases provide the answer, as long as you don’t mind the slight… MORE
Twisted Wall Surfaces
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DuPont Corian Goes From Flat Countertop to Flowing Shelves
DuPont Corian material has been transformed from flat kitchen counters to dynamic 3-dimensional wall surfaces and seating. Amanda Levete Architects created these ultra-modern lounge spaces for Milan Design… MORE
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The Mini Warp Bookshelf by Onur Mustak Cobanli
This creative shelving unit gives the illusion of a three dimensional sphere but is actually flat. The Mini Warp Bookshelf by Onur Müştak Çobanlı is a functional piece of art that seems like it would be… MORE
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Curve Pet Beds are a Stylish Sleep Haven For Your Beloved Animal
To truly make you beloved animal part of the family, I think you would have to pick up one of these Curve Pet Beds. Why? Well, just because our pets are covered in food, can’t use a toilet or sit at the… MORE
Moderntique Shelves
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Delight in Stanislav Katz's Decay Shelves
I love my novels and so I’m always finding ways to treat them well, with Stanislav Katz’s Decay Shelves, I would be in their good books forever! A symmetrical beauty of modern ingenuity with antique lines,… MORE
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I love wonky and wacky things that can add an ounce of cheer (or confusion) to a room. Sang Hoon Kim’s very interestingly designed bookcases are exactly what I’m talking about. These warped bookshelves… MORE
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Chiaki Murata Creates the ‘Prol/Board' Shelving Units
METAPHYS and Chiaki Murata have designed this new shelving system called Prol/Board that looks like it came out of a bee's nest. The honeycomb-like design does not come with poles (as you have to buy them… MORE
Video Game Decor
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Donkey Kong Shelves Bring Back Old-School Icon For Storage
For anyone born around the time video games didn’t have an extra dimension, these Donkey Kong Shelves are for you. This revival of the iconic video game makes for some geek-tastic home decor. The Donkey… MORE
Honeycomb Bookcases
Honeycomb Bookcases
LAVA Architect's Design for Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
When Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Sydney, Australia commissioned LAVA architecture to build them a bookcase, the result was this unexpected but aesthetically pleasing honeycomb style bookcase.… MORE
Shape-Shifting Shelves
Shape-Shifting Shelves
The Oeuf Toy Store System Adapts to Your Child's Needs
Perhaps the most important concept applied to children’s products is adaptability; as your child grows, so too will the product. This is the idea behind the Oeuf Toy Store, a storage system unit that will… MORE
Brick by Brick Shelves
Brick by Brick Shelves
The Ora-Ito 'Ecco' Unit Lends an Urban Studio Feel to Your Home
I’ve always been a huge fan of exposed brick, and this blossomed into an appreciation of everything brick-like, such as the Ora-Ito ‘Ecco’ shelf. A simple yet enriching design, it will instantly give your… MORE
Organic Squiggle Bookcases
Organic Squiggle Bookcases
The Signature Shelf is Simply Interesting
If you’re looking to add a bit an organic, natural feel to your living space, I suggest you take a look at this Signature Shelf. Creating interest for the eye, it’s asymmetrical design would liven up any… MORE
Elastic Bookshelves
Elastic Bookshelves
The Booksling Offers a Place to Hang Your Books
The Booksling was designed by Tolga Soran and is the asymmetrical answer to adorning your wall with all the books which you have read… at least the ones you want to show off. A brilliantly simple concept,… MORE
Story-Telling Tables
Story-Telling Tables
The Isabel Quiroga Storyteller Shelf is Charming & Whimsical
The Isabel Quiroga Storyteller shelf is a whimsical bookshelf made of recycled and reused tables. Designer Isabel Quiroga believes that, “Like the books [that] tell stories so would the tables if they… MORE

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