Functional art by This Into That includes bookshelves and cases made of, well, old books. They're handcrafted by Jim Rosenau who was raised in a house with about 5,000 books. His thematic book furniture idea came after reading an essay called â€œBooks as Furnitureâ€ by Nicholson Baker. Some of his creations are truly witty by taking advantage of book titles.
My favourite bookshelf is the â€œWho Done It?â€ made out of three books entitled â€œWho pushed Humpty Dumpty?â€, â€œAll the King's Menâ€ and â€œAnatomy of a Murderâ€. The egg beater incorporated into the design is a hoot.
His â€œMyths that Live Todayâ€ bookshelf, another clever creation, included books called â€œAnyone can still make a millionâ€, â€œI'll quit tomorrowâ€, â€œLive Forever","Anyone can do anythingâ€ and â€œYou are younger than you thinkâ€.
He takes custom orders, one example being the legal thriller bookshelves made for an attorney. Fun furniture for bookaholics!