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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.

Studio Library Shelving

Here’s a great wall mounted option for shelving. Also, notice that if you do want three, it’s cheaper to buy them individually instead of in the set.

“Books become a striking decorative element when stacked on our innovative solid-ash shelving. It’s designed to hold oversized art and coffee-table books. The U-shaped shelves attach to a flat steel bar that’s stud mounted to the wall for stability. Finished with a rich mahogany stain. 8 x 8 x 48” h.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Studio Library Shelving here

Index Bookshelf

If you’ve got a chunk of change saved up to spend on a bookshelf, this would be the one I would suggest, hands down. (Fo’ real.)

Available in maple, cherry, walnut or wenge veneers with metal supports.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1598.00
Availability: Buy Index Bookshelf here

Studio Metal Spine Bookcase

A few different retailers have their version of this, but this is the cheapest one I’ve found. If you’re interested in the uber sturdy version I recommend the Sapien Bookcase from DWR for $198.

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Studio Metal Spine Bookcase 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

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

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

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

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

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

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