Remember Kramer’s coffee table book about celebrity coffee tables? When presenting the book to Regis, Kramer demonstrated how the book could spout legs to become a coffee table.
Well, these bookshelves share that same Cosmo Kramer brilliance. These two additions to the “Really Cool Bookshelves” library are different takes on the book as bookshelf.
In this first example, it appears the books (in this case J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series) have sacrificed their lives to become an immortal shelf. There’s nothing particularly strange about the design…your standard brackets and horizontal shelf. But it’s fun nonetheless.
The second shelf is more interesting, in my opinion. The simple metal bracket is used to hold a single book to the wall. Other books are then stacked on top to give the impression that the books are invisibly attached to the wall. And it does this without damaging any of the books.
I would imagine having two or three of these on the wall would make people stop and say, “Hmmm?”. I do wonder how many books this shelf can actually hold, and what happens if some inquisitive child (I know a few) tried to pull the bottom book out.