Tuesday, July 22

Books, Books On The Wall.

I just love these invisible floating bookcases. They turn ordinary books and their pretty spines (which, I already love) and turns them into a kind of wall sculpture that seems to defy gravity. I found a bunch of different versions online which are quite affordable, and just had to share.

The Flybrary from Unica Home.


Invisible Floating Bookcases from Barnes & Noble.


I also quite like the Flying Vee Shelves from DWR;
and the Cadman Spine Bookcase from West Elm.

17 comments:

FancyPants-design said...

wow!! the books really look like they are floating!! So cool!

Anonymous said...

Very cool as long as you never plan on reading them - what a PITA to get to any but the top book.

Erin said...

I was just browsing and found the Spine Book Tower for only 99.00 at Overstock:

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Spine-Book-Tower/2682148/product.html?

Eden From Sweden said...

Books are the one thing I really own in excess, so I welcome any idea that will allow them to do double-duty as decoration. I even use a giant bookshelf as my bed's headboard! Thanks for the lovely ideas.

thrilled by the thought said...

The floating shelves are very cool.

Johnny said...

wow, nice roundup!! I'd like to mention this if you don't mind!

sfgirlbybay said...

Sure, Johnny! :)

Alejandra said...

ARE VERY COOL! The books themselves are a beautiful decor, and floating on the walls!

Honolulu Daily Photo said...

Invisible floating bookcases

I love these! I have books stacked all over my place and I really needed bookcases. I am an artist and I really love the look...they look like art!

I know what you mean about the gloom in SF. I use to live there and it can be quite cold.

lillie said...

i have been drooling after these kinds of shelves for months now, uncertain of how to use them in my place. but with your mix of photos, the inspiration is kicking in!! thanks for that (:

xango said...

Floating books on the walls is very fantastic idea.

JoJ said...

Love these! Here's another:

http://sticklebook.com/

Biba said...

These are so cool! Perfect solution for my complete lack of storage, i may have to blog if you don't mind... :)

Loving your entire blog BTW!

~Jennifer Ann~ said...

wowo my best girlfriend is a writer and reader of many book I MUST tell her about this.

artfulscribe said...

I bought some the second you posted them to your blog, and thanks to B&N 2-day free shipping, they're already installed. I can't stop looking at them. It's magic, I tell you. Furthermore, it's actually very easy to pull books from the middle without rearranging them all.

sfgirlbybay said...

artfulscribe - oh, that's great to hear! thanks for letting us know! :)

tomato said...

displaying books is a great opportunity to be creative! my two favorite pieces ive made are book displays- have a look

http://tomitadesigns.com/catalog-kibako.html

http://tomitadesigns.com/gallery-bookshelf.html