Shelves

Drip Shelf & Puddle Table

These two pieces are quite exceptional, and for that reason only am I neglecting to provide the price. You might have heard of Susan Bradley’s Outdoor Wallpaper (if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a look), we posted it long ago, and recently she’s expanded her collection. These two pieces are customizable in color and size; please contact Ms. Bradley for pricing.

“Both Drip shelf and Puddle table are created from powder-coated steel in a range of colours – ‘Blood’, ‘Oil’ and ‘Milk’ (gloss red, gloss black, and gloss white respectively).”
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All pieces are made to order in your chosen colour.

Drip Shelf, Dimensions: L500mm x W180mm x H180mm.
Puddle Table, Dimensions: L540mm x W350mm x H350mm.

hexagonal wall shelf

I just love Hex as a decorative element. If I got these, I would install them close to each other with no gaps. Available in chocolate and acorn.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy hexagonal wall shelf here

Sapporo Shelving, Five High

Inspired by the etherial snows in Sapporo, Japan, these beautiful shelves are actually modular and can easily be converted from one unit high to five high.

Sliding doors of either clear or frosted tempered glass can be added without altering the cabinet structure. Made in Spain. Assembly required.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,660
Availability: Buy Sapporo Shelving, Five High here

Easyshelf(s)

This is something to take note of: a shelf that can be mounted on the wall various ways by folding it whichever way you want. It’d fit in lots of different settings as well…bathroom, office, living, etc…

“The shelf achieves its special form when folded. Its surface is of brushed aluminium, which, together with the continuous band of black industrial plastic between the two aluminium layers, determines the shelf’s appearance. Because the material is just three millimetres thick and the folds characterize the shelf’s form, the shelf may appear either as a simple line or a folded sculpture, depending on your vantage point. The shelf’s form is stable and can be stressed between the folds with
of a load of, for instance, up to 31 CDs or several books.”

23.5″W x 5.6″D (.12″ thick)

Purchase Information:

Price: $193.00
Availability: Buy Easyshelf(s) here

Bamboo Stagger Shelf

Whenever there’s a comma in a price tag, I get a little nervous. But I think something like this would be timeless, so the comma would be a relatively small price to pay for something that would last decades.

“A striking shelving unit designed to maximize displays areas through a variety of spaces. Irregular and asymmetrical shelving sections opens up the possibilities for a less traditional display of objects. The Stagger Shelf is made of toasted vertical grain bamboo and finished with organic, non-toxic Hard Oil. Stainless steel screws and adjustable steel feet.”

14” deep x 97.5” wide x 83” tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,350.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Stagger Shelf here

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Rustic Wood Shelf

Oh, I do believe this little shelf is worth highlighting. The unfinished edge gives it a nice natural texture and makes it a bit more special than just any ol’ modern floating shelf.

“Made from colonial-era railroad ties which have been procured from Northern India, these recycled solid teak shelves have been waxed and polished to a deep sheen. No two pieces are alike. The width of each shelf may vary. Wall-mounting hardware is included. Not recommended to support heavy weight.”

18″ l x 5″-7″ w x 2″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $37.25
Availability: Buy Rustic Wood Shelf here

oblique solid oak by marcel wanders

I thought this a clever idea for magazines…no doubt that some enterprising soul will be able to make this for a little less than what this particular one is selling for, but nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out.
And, I guess if you’ve got the money, you might as well spend it on this, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: $1378.00
Availability: Buy oblique solid oak by marcel wanders here

Peepshow book shelf

Wow. What a great design.

“Dutch designed book shelf made of solid Dimb Wood. Dimensions are 78.74″H x 36.22″W x 9.84″D

Advice: The wood is untreated to maintain its natural beauty. Polishing with beeswax will give the wood a deeper, warmer color. Stains can easily be removed with fine sandpaper.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1900
Availability: Buy Peepshow book shelf here

Barbee Record shelf

Remember when there was a ceremony to listening to music? Instead of just clicking a button on a device you actually took a record out of it’s sleeve and got to look at the cover art and interact with it. These shelves are such a great way to display your records while still making them accessible.

The guys at Furni have other really great items that are well designed and affordable. Check it out.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

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

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

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

Metro Multi Shelves

What you see here is actually three units stacked on top of each other- so if you needed versatility in your modern storage needs this fits the bill just fine. The front panel has the rounded edges, but inside each shelf the compartment is square so you needn’t worry about your books and stuff not staying upright.

Made out of solid wood with a lacquered surface (matte finish).

Options/Finishes: Espresso (dark brown), White

each piece: 24″ wide x 10″ deep x 24″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $419.00
Availability: Buy Metro Multi Shelves here

Portal Wall Shelves

Kinda fun, and definitely different from most of those ordinary shelves out there…for all your unordinary stuff. Available in green, espresso, or white.

Mounting hardware included
MDF with lacquer finish

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Portal Wall Shelves here