The map of the USA has been an inspiration to many ideas. There was a Jell-O map, a bookshelf and even skillets to make all state shaped delicacies. But how about an entire house that happens to resemble a state of the USA? Believe it or not, a Texas shaped house exists! For those who want to compare here’s a map for your convenience.
Here’s a good example of optical illusion again, and this time it is a bookshelf. Designed by John Leung from ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects, “the bookshelf looks cartoony and almost invisible but that’s not even the real illusion, the real mind bender is that there are what seems like 4 shelves on the left side but only 3 shelves on the right side“.
We always seem to be in want of more storage for our homes. Shelves, closets, cabinets just don’t seem to bundle in all our stuff, while again more storage means less of ground space. So designer Danny Kuo has thought of a vertical storage solution called the Staircase. As you can see the shelving system comprises of a number of compartments stacked on one another.
In general, book shelves are like compartments made from crisscrossing of horizontal and vertical panels in which you keep your books, decor items etc. While arranging books you could either place them in alphabetical order or in increasing order of their heights, but what if you are disorderly or simply want to be unorganized? You think of “need not arrange anymore”, the shelf you see above.
You have seen a lot of bookshelves but here’s one that can not only hold your books, but act as a book mark as well. With the looks of a quaint birdhouse, the shelf has been aptly named the Readers Nest. Just pile up your essential reads on the base and let the roof help you remember the page of your latest one. With that you have your little reading nest ready.