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Shift Media Console/Bookcase

This affordable console/bookcase can shift roles easily as your needs change.

Versatile storage design shifts positions, shifts functions, shifts perspective from upright bookcase to horizontal media console. It shifts from positive to negative space too, with a finished, closed back square and open rectangle on each of three fixed shelves (which also means it can be used as a room divider). Align vertical multiples dramatically down the wall, or you can even stack two or three on their sides. Engineered wood is finished in a new rich teak melamine. Also in black melamine.

27.25″Wx15″Dx73.75″H

$199.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Shift Media Console/Bookcase here

ünal & böler studio

The ünal & böler studio have some remarkable pieces.

nar: w.115cm d.115cm h.37cm, €2500, Buy it here.

“nar” means “pomegranate” in turkish. Pomegranate is a fruit that holds hundreds of juicy seeds inside. It’s a fruit that symbolizes fertility. Nar coffetable carries books and books carry ideas. Ideas can be distructive as much as they can be constructive. Our aim was to emphasize the danger and the dilemma it holds with utter nakedness.

petek: w180cm d.60cm h.180cm, €5000, Buy it here.

“petek” means “honeycomb” in turkish. Honeycomb, known with it’s lightness and structural stability also gives it’s form to Petek. Stand-alone library based on the same principles with “Salkim” can hold many books. 6mm. Steel tubes bent into a geometric shape forms a strong constructions with it’s structural joints.

sema: dim. w.65cm h.50, €240, Buy it here.

“sema” is the name given to the dance of the whirling dervishes. It is a coffeetable with a turning top and rotating bars below it which can be utilized in storing books, magazines and newspapers. Top is in mdf and the leg in steel.

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Studio North Design Modular Shelving

Pictured in the post below (classic study solution), this modular shelving unit is a great alternative to the basic elements most of us succumbed to in our university years; not only can you combine the elements in whichever way you choose (low tv stand, medium credenza-ish bookcase, etc.) but you can add to it as your needs grow.

“Sabrina and Dylan Jones launched Studio North Design (SND) in 2001, bringing attention to an often overlooked material: forest-salvaged, old-growth Douglas fir. A straight-grained, amber-colored wood, it’s acquired through forest salvage logging, where skilled sawyers mine usable wood out of logs that have long since fallen in the forests of the Pacific Coast. Their Modular Shelving (2004) refines the basic concept of dorm-room-style cinderblock and plank shelving. Consisting of simple blocks and shelves in coordinating sizes, the additive system means that shelves can be added and taken away as desired. Compose the pieces horizontally as a credenza or media storage, or build vertically to create a bookshelf. The Joneses’ non-wasteful approach to design includes up-cycling: Remnants from the creation of one product become the basis of another. It’s their belief that wood used in its natural state, that’s consciously sourced, is one of the most eco-friendly materials available.”

Small Box: H 10″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $150.00
Medium Box: H 14″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $165.00
Large Box: H 14″ W 14″ D 11.25″, $230.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150-$230
Available from: Studio North Design

Kast Tall Storage

While this might be high on the price scale, it sure has some nice attributes: the very large size and the odd (but good) door colors.

Kast is a storage unit that is modular in structure. Supplemented by two simple wooden crates and a further basic module, a shelf/wall cupboard combination arises. Van Severen paid special attention to the color for the sliding doors, which not only emphasize Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also give it a fresh and optimistic sense.
Kast tall storage is offered with eight sliding doors in pink, dark green, bronze-grey, dark blue, sulphur yellow and bright white powder-coated sheet aluminum.

54.25″ h | 96″ L | 15.75″ w

$10,695.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10,695.00
Availability: Buy Kast Tall Storage here

The Pisa Book Shelf

This is such a strange bookshelf…it is definitely more sculptural, and at just over 5′, I’d almost be tempted to have a few floating around a big room, or maybe just lined up against a large wall?…hmm…

“Tall sculptural bookshelf makes a strong statement in any environment. Dark wood veneer (sonokeling), certified harvest.”

Dimensions: 12.5″ W x 29″ D x 63.5″ H
$500.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Availability: Buy The Pisa Book Shelf here

Red Hô bookcase

This bookcase has an integrated ladder (or this ladder has an integrated bookcase).

Range about 200 cd and dvd or about 100 books
Red lacquered ladder bookcase
Design jocelyn DERIS

240 cm x 63,30 cm (depth on the soll 50 cm)

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More information:

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Sami HayekTM for Target

Well, hopefully you know that usually you get what you pay for when it comes to furniture. With that said, this decent (looking) desk and bookcase cost under $150 each, and when you’re on a tight budget, that’s music to the ears.


Sami HayekTM Bookcase
, $129.99, Buy it here.
-Made of Metal in Powder-Coated Gray Finish
-Frame Features Sturdy Platform Base
-Cross-Bar Support, Chrome Hardware
-Assembly Required
-Dimensions: 37.25 x 11.75 x 60.25″


Sami HayekTM Desk
, $149.00, Buy it here.

-Made of Wood Composite in Melamine Gray Finish
-Frame Features Squared Pedestal Base
-Satin Nickel Pulls
-Assembly Required
-Dimensions: 52 x 23.88 x 30″ “; Drawer/Basket Dimensions: 35.75 x 16.35” “; 52 x 23.88”

(Also, you can get 15% off when you spend $125 or more on furniture at Target.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy Sami HayekTM for Target here

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Joe Bookshelf

I love this polar bear book shelf. Were I lucky enough to own it I would paint all my book spines white and put them in the shelves.

Purchase Information:

Price: £5,900
Availability: Buy Joe Bookshelf here

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Lacquer Modular Units

“These modular shelving units are made from four layers of hand-poured lacquer over plywood and hand-polished to a shiny surface.”

Available in your choice of size and color.

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Lacquer Modular Units here

Driscoll Bookshelves

Very similar to the Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table and the Railroad Tie Dining Table, this bookshelf and console have spare iron frames that show off the aged wood to its best advantage.


Driscoll Bookshelves
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“Airy, open, and equally suited to penthouse and farmhouse alike, our Driscoll bookshelf is amply scaled for vases, dishware and art books (and the art, too). Refinished railroad-tie shelves have smooth surfaces and rough, raw edges that bring warm rusticity to the modern blackened steel frames. Hand-waxed finish; oiled and waxed iron frame. Assembly required. Additional shipping, $150.”

60″L x 15″D x 72″H.

$895.00, Buy it here.


Driscoll Console
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“Airy, open, perfectly proportioned for living room display, dining-room dishware, entryway style. The frame is dipped in oil, torched, then hand waxed. Assembly required. Additional shipping, $75.”

60″L x 18-1/4″D x 34-1/4″H.

$595.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $895.00
Availability: Buy Driscoll Bookshelves here

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Totem Bookcase

I’m really liking this tall and skinny bookcase…and how great does it look against a dark gray/black wall?

“The Totem Bookcase by Blu Dot is the perfect storage solution for oversized artbooks and magazines. The small size, but tall and deep shelves ensure you can pack in lots of books in a small footprint.”

Steel construction, white color.

82.5″ H x 8″ W x 13″ D.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Totem Bookcase here

Dovetail Shelving Unit

Held in place with dovetail joints, these white lacquered shelves provide a sharp contrast against the thick vertical pieces of natural grain wood.

71″ x 15″ x 51.5″

Another design by John Reeves of Reeves Design.
(you can call 510.236.1482 or email info@nextdoortrends.com to purchase)

Acorn Parsons Tower & Low Bookshelf Sale

There’s a sale on the acorn Parsons tower & low bookshelf- seems like a pretty good deal.

parsons tower: “Versatile open shelving doubles as a room divider. Wood construction. Assembly required.” 42″l x 16″w x 77″h. $499.00 special: $349.00
parsons low bookcase: ”Spacious open design for storage or display. Wood construction. Assembly required.” 48″l x 16″w x 32″h. $299.00 sale: $199.99


Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

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Tier Shelving

“Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving. Behind the Tier Shelving’s simple silhouette lies a complicated fabrication technique resulting in no visible hardware. As well as appearing to be free floating, this wall mounted shelving system is available in two different shelf depths, 12″ or 16″. An optional 24″ deep desk surface is also available. Shelf widths are available in 4′ or 8′ lengths. In addition, you may choose an overall unit height of 6′ or 8′. To customize your unit further, you may choose from two different dimensions between your shelves, 12.75″ or 17.25″.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,200.00
Availability: Buy Tier Shelving here

SLOOM&SLORDIG shelves

I love these haphazardly stacked shelves from the kids at SLOOM&SLORDIG.

[posted by kris]