Many avid readers love displaying their affection for books by displaying their favorite novels on funky book shelves. Wall units also make a great place to show off collectibles and knick knacks.
Take a look at the slideshow for an array of wall-mounted shelves.
Implications - It is interesting to see that businesses are now getting creative with normally practical items, looking beyond a furniture piece's original purpose and adding an interestingly imaginative touch to make it both personalized and artistic. Changing a practical furniture piece and turning it into a piece of home decor, designers are incorporating a secondary purpose for regularly non-decorative items.
From Birds to Rubber Bands and Speech Bubbles
The Wazz AL by NoDesign
Books as Balance Weights
The See-Saw Bookshelf
Sound Waves As Design
Storyline Shelf Means "Bliss"
Mischer Traxler Saves Species With Eco-Conscious Design
Ceramic Wall Units Define Small Spaces
Global Warming Shelves
Tao Ma's Iceberg-Laden Bookshelf Reminds You to Go Green
Pocket Knife Shelves
Ivan Hernandez Quintela and Juan Zouain Use Swiss Army Knife as Inspiration
Geeky Home Decor Has Hidden Meaning
A New Wave in Furniture
The Storyline Shelf
The 'Snow Bird' by Marisko Studios Gives Your Walls Some Flare
Flexible Wall Units
Stretch Shelves are Made From Expandable Rubber Bands
A Bookshelf for the Religiously Confused
Fake Book as a Shelf
Your Books Floating on the Wall
Wall-Mounted Stiletto Racks
"Maintain The Balance of Your Knowledge!"
Speech Bubble Bookshelves
'Shelves Comic' Makes for Quirky Wall Storage
BookShelf Adjusts Shape to Contents
Green DIY Bookshelves
The ‘Book Book Shelf' by Not Tom Recycles Your Old Novels