3 Square 2-hi Storage Unit

Now, here’s something- these are actually two modular units stacked upon each other. I am, of course, fond of furniture being versatile, and this having the option to be un-stacked and used alone is a definite plus. In fact, used alone, it’d be a really nice credenza or sideboard. (When stacked, the space between the stacking compartments can hold lots of your CDs.)

Available in walnut, maple or cherry wood veneer.

Simple assembly required.

The space inside the shelf is 12″ tall.
The space between the units is 5.25″ tall.

Purchase Information:

Price: $705.00
Availability: Buy 3 Square 2-hi Storage Unit here

File Cabinet

The kids at Design Public, again, too funny not to quote:

Behold, the paperless society! Long heralded by media outlets, technology developers, and inveterate optimists, the age of the purely electronic office has arrived! No more will we keep hard copies of our records; no more will we file and retain seven years of receipts; no more will we need to gather and organize in one place disparate materials from various sources, available at our fingertips on demand! But it might be a good idea to have a mobile, locking file cabinet still. You know, just in case.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy File Cabinet here

Metro Wall Unit with Legs

Kinda nice-lookin’ and kinda in the affordable price range (which is, of course, relative). I bet your stuff would look nice in it.

Available in Dark Wood or Honey Oak finish.

38” W x 38” H x 11 3/4” D

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Metro Wall Unit with Legs here

8 drawer double dresser

A little fancier than ikea. This double dresser is proportioned for small and hard-to-fit spaces, and is made with a natural cherry wood veneer (instead of a photographic image of wood grain on plastic). The drawers have metal drawer pulls and ball-bearing drawer glides. Complete assembly required.

63.5″w x 34″h x 16″d.
delivery surcharge: $50.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $598
Availability: Buy 8 drawer double dresser here

h & h modular bookshelf

Modular shelf systems are one of the best things because they can adapt to various spaces and are easy to move around. This particular system is built using the basic “H” module, which you can stack in whatever way you need.

31w . 31h . 12 3/4d (one H unit)

Available in solid white, solid black; also in translucent yellow, orange, or blue.

Package of 3 H pieces

Purchase Information:

Price: $157.00
Availability: Buy h & h modular bookshelf here

Müller RW109 Sideboard

Usually any furniture that looks this good has a price tag of over $1000, but guess what, this particular piece doesn’t. Although, I do have to share that I have seen what looks to be the exact thing at other retailers for a bit above $1000. (Also, I am led to believe the door is a fold-down type of thing.)

Available in all RAL colour shades, metallic and pearl enamel. All Müller furniture is welded of 1 to 3 mm thick sheet steel.

The RW109 is made with steel & aluminum legs.

Delivery could take between 6-10 weeks.

22 H x 47 W x 16 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $795.00
Availability: Buy Müller RW109 Sideboard here

banded metal bookcase

This would be great in a library or livingroom.

“Cool polished nickel meets warm chocolate-stained wood. Wood-construction shelves slip into fixed position in the metal frame. Assembly required.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Availability: Buy banded metal bookcase here

BLine: Boby Trolley

Joe Columbo, (of insane 80′s furniture fame) has created an amazingly subtle (for him) rolling rack perfect for all your office needs. I have two desks in my office and it would be perfect for shuttling all my at-hand accessories between the two.

Purchase Information:

Price: $372.60
Availability: Buy BLine: Boby Trolley here

Vitsoe Shelving

My aunt and uncle have lived in the same Chicago apartment since the 60′s. Also in that apartment since the 60′s was an amazing walnut tension rod shelving system. I was thrilled when they offered it to me and it now proudly stands in my office. Even though it holds about a ton of books, it still has an amazing visual lightness to it. I can’t tell you how much I love mine. If you want to experience the same joy from something that just performs a simple function, you can buy some from Moss. The great thing about it is that it can be reconfigured if you move or if your needs change.

You can email or call them and tell them what you need and they will come up with a configuration for you. They’ll send you a drawing and a price and your new shelving will arrive fresh from the UK just like you like it.

More information:

View Vitsoe Shelving here

Boogie Woogie Modular Shelving

This is a really nice option for storage- stackable boxes lend a versatility that any standard bookcase just can’t beat. The undulating front gives an interesting visual effect, especially when multiples are used (as shown here). Made of polished ABS plastic.

Available in black, red, or white. (piece is stocked in black or red; white is a special order with delivery at 8 weeks from order)

designer: Giovannoni, Stefano
each box measures 20.5″ x 20.5″ x 11″ deep; usuable area within the box measures 15″ x 15″

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $504.00
Availability: Buy Boogie Woogie Modular Shelving here

Scaffold 5-shelf Bookcase

Here’s a bookcase for you that is relatively inexpensive and kinda neat-looking. A satin-finish steel frame gives this a modern feel without adding a modern price tag. That always makes me happy. Assembly is required, so have your toolbox handy when it arrives.

Wenge-stained oak veneer over engineered wood shelves with a clear lacquer finish.


Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Scaffold 5-shelf Bookcase here

Pimp My Billy

I love the idea of taking an easily available staple good and being able to customize it to make it more interesting/usable/applicable. The people at Ding 3000 have a few different variations on the Billy Shelf from Ikea. My favorite is the one that hikes Billy up on the left side to make all the books lean to the right, thus removing the need for bookends.

Via Lifestyle Navigator.

Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00
Availability: Buy Pimp My Billy here

Plodes Studio

From Plodes Studio (a.k.a John Paul Plauche) comes these very fine finds.

Above you see the Barnacle storage vessels. A quote from the site: “Storage becomes articulated and textured, while at once chaotic and organized.”

Next, the Dialog Box (shown below left). It can be an end table, night stand, media stand, or pretty much whatever else you’d like it to be. Inspired by the “fluidness of syllabic alphabets” this box gives you a way to organize your stuff without compromising any of it’s overall design.

Last, but certainly not least, are the Drooplets (below right). Sold as a set of three, these glasses are handmade of strong Pyrex glass (also, the design lends itself to insulate hot or cold liquids). Rightside up or upside down, they’d be a nice addition to your glassware.

Barnacles (set of 3): $220.00
Dialog box: $1700.00
Drooplets(set of 3): $220.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy Plodes Studio here

Offi Perch Boxes

Striking bookshelves are modular and easily disassembled when necessary. And when you move, your books are already packed!

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Offi Perch Boxes here

Shoe Rack

To be perfectly honest, when I first saw this, I thought, ” why would anybody need a floating-ish shoe rack?” (notice I said need and not want). Then the other night I came very close to tripping over a couple of silly shoes beside the front door. So, now I understand.

Available in two sizes; one that holds 6 pairs of shoes and also comes with a moveable mirror, or one that holds 3 pairs. Wall mounted, stainless steel.

Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Shoe Rack here