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2013-02-09 08:25:02 AM  
Many of these alleged shelves place the books and magazines in positions where they are either difficult or impossible to retrieve. Do you wish to convey the appearance of being poorly read?
 
2013-02-09 08:31:44 AM  
Though I have a very reasonable number of books, my Kindle still holds vastly more and I would have no need for such contraptions.

/also, they aren't very efficient in most cases.
 
2013-02-09 08:41:03 AM  
I covet #11 and #15, but most of those only hold a few books at a time, and stacking books horizontally for long periods of time will damage their spines. Anything, however, is better than the trend of wrapping all your books in kraft paper:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-09 09:15:37 AM  
I want this room...

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

...though I would decorate in a more manly style. Like with action figures and swords.  :)
 
2013-02-09 09:18:41 AM  
freeversephotography.com
 
2013-02-09 09:22:12 AM  

ajgeek: Though I have a very reasonable number of books, my Kindle still holds vastly more and I would have no need for such contraptions.

/also, they aren't very efficient in most cases.


I just did the math, if I had every book on my Kindle in hardback it would average out to over three hundred pounds.

So, "This"

/used to move boxes and boxes of books with every relocation
 
2013-02-09 09:40:30 AM  

Winterlight: I want this room...

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x785]

...though I would decorate in a more manly style. Like with action figures and swords.  :)


What year was that picture taken? That "laptop" looks like it's from 1989.
 
2013-02-09 09:49:05 AM  

casual disregard: What year was that picture taken? That "laptop" looks like it's from 1989.


Good eye. I didn't even catch that.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but looks a bit like either an old Comaq or one of the early Apple laptops.  The screen doesn't appear to be a then-standard 4 x 3 orientation, though, which is throwing me off a bit.
 
2013-02-09 10:26:47 AM  

Winterlight: casual disregard: What year was that picture taken? That "laptop" looks like it's from 1989.

Good eye. I didn't even catch that.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but looks a bit like either an old Comaq or one of the early Apple laptops.  The screen doesn't appear to be a then-standard 4 x 3 orientation, though, which is throwing me off a bit.


Google "Navajo kiva of knowledge" for more pics; and info about the owner and the architects.
 
2013-02-09 10:35:02 AM  
Very cool.
My bookshelf is in Google Drive, and backed up in Dropbox.
I do miss looking at nice shelving though.
But not enough to deal with moving the damn things from country to country.
 
2013-02-09 10:38:44 AM  
I have some of #1 and they look pretty cool. Two are in the kitchen, and have some cookbooks on them. They make a nice decorative shelf if you lack a place for that (which I do).


casual disregard: Many of these alleged shelves place the books and magazines in positions where they are either difficult or impossible to retrieve. Do you wish to convey the appearance of being poorly read?


I use books I don't need very often for this, myself. I have one of these for books I'm reading atm:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Expensive book case from Container Store, cheap from Wal-Mart. Bought two of them from WM.
 
2013-02-09 10:50:34 AM  
way to miss the point of the pics being aimed at specific enthusiasts, Captain Obvious Kindle Kids. morans.
 
2013-02-09 11:14:53 AM  
looks like many are less a book shelf and more decoration, because we're way to fat and lazy to get them if its gonna be that complicated.
 
2013-02-09 11:16:40 AM  
This is indeed pretty fap-worthy.  Thanks, subby.
 
2013-02-09 11:35:44 AM  

calbert: Google "Navajo kiva of knowledge" for more pics; and info about the owner and the architects.


Thanks for the link, Calbert. Very cool.
 
2013-02-09 11:37:41 AM  
Look at all those decorations pretending to be bookshelves.  If it's hard to get books out to read, then to put them back when you're done, it's either not a bookshelf or a really crappy one.
 
2013-02-09 11:45:23 AM  
I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy. It has since been stuffed completely full of books. It fits pretty much exactly in an unused corner and was made with leftover wood I had from another project. The joints were tight enough I didn't really need screws but I added some anyway, just in case.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-09 11:48:18 AM  

Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy. It has since been stuffed completely full of books. It fits pretty much exactly in an unused corner and was made with leftover wood I had from another project. The joints were tight enough I didn't really need screws but I added some anyway, just in case.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


See, that's both attractive and functional.

Now put that farking disc back in its case.
 
2013-02-09 12:03:11 PM  

Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy. It has since been stuffed completely full of books. It fits pretty much exactly in an unused corner and was made with leftover wood I had from another project. The joints were tight enough I didn't really need screws but I added some anyway, just in case.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


That's nice work.
 
2013-02-09 12:15:53 PM  

Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy


Well, if we're going to share photos of bookshelves, here's my home office... (and the #1 reason I bought my house):

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-09 12:18:00 PM  

Winterlight: Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy

Well, if we're going to share photos of bookshelves, here's my home office... (and the #1 reason I bought my house):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x296]


o_O
 
2013-02-09 12:18:35 PM  

Winterlight: Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy

Well, if we're going to share photos of bookshelves, here's my home office... (and the #1 reason I bought my house):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x296]


Waaaaaaaant
 
2013-02-09 01:16:52 PM  

RevMercutio: Winterlight: Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy

Well, if we're going to share photos of bookshelves, here's my home office... (and the #1 reason I bought my house):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x296]

Waaaaaaaant


static.prtst.net
 
2013-02-09 02:02:07 PM  
Secret playroom bookshelf?
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-09 02:37:36 PM  
The 21st Century bookshelf.
i.imgur.com
Fits conveniently in your smartphone, holds over 29,500 books with enough room left over for an encyclopedia or two.
 
2013-02-09 02:52:59 PM  

Ivo Shandor: The 21st Century bookshelf.

Fits conveniently in your smartphone, holds over 29,500 books with enough room left over for an encyclopedia or two.


Not all books made the transition to digital genius. That memory card or a kindle don't solve those issues.

/also why I still have a vhs player hooked up to my television.
//holding a hardbound book when reading is way more satisfying than a kindle.
 
2013-02-09 02:54:23 PM  

Heliodorus: Ivo Shandor: The 21st Century bookshelf.

Fits conveniently in your smartphone, holds over 29,500 books with enough room left over for an encyclopedia or two.

Not all books made the transition to digital genius. That memory card or a kindle don't solve those issues.

/also why I still have a vhs player hooked up to my television.
//holding a hardbound book when reading is way more satisfying than a kindle.


*doesn't

/ preview is our friend
 
2013-02-09 03:00:04 PM  
Damn buzzfeed links only show the first three pix on my phone. I want to see the TARDIS one.
 
2013-02-09 03:15:13 PM  

dopekitty74: Damn buzzfeed links only show the first three pix on my phone. I want to see the TARDIS one.


s3-ec.buzzfed.com


and according to the owner of that bookcase, via an internet search, it plays Dr Who themed songs/noises when you open the left door.
 
2013-02-09 03:38:16 PM  

Winterlight: Jormungandr: I actually made my own bookshelf awhile back with more concern to using a specific spot than looking fancy

Well, if we're going to share photos of bookshelves, here's my home office... (and the #1 reason I bought my house):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x296]


Are the walls actually curved or is it a lense?
 
2013-02-09 03:58:43 PM  

johnnieconnie: I have some of #1 and they look pretty cool. Two are in the kitchen, and have some cookbooks on them. They make a nice decorative shelf if you lack a place for that (which I do).


casual disregard: Many of these alleged shelves place the books and magazines in positions where they are either difficult or impossible to retrieve. Do you wish to convey the appearance of being poorly read?

I use books I don't need very often for this, myself. I have one of these for books I'm reading atm:
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Expensive book case from Container Store, cheap from Wal-Mart. Bought two of them from WM.



no human being would stack books like this
 
2013-02-09 07:39:41 PM  
bessyglass:Are the walls actually curved or is it a lense?

It's the panorama feature in the iPhone. The walls are flat.
 
2013-02-09 08:00:55 PM  

Winterlight: bessyglass:Are the walls actually curved or is it a lense?

It's the panorama feature in the iPhone. The walls are flat.


While still cool, I'm more than a little disappointed, now.
 
2013-02-09 09:15:57 PM  

Winterlight: bessyglass:Are the walls actually curved or is it a lense?

It's the panorama feature in the iPhone. The walls are flat.


The walls are going all bendy on me.  I knew I shouldn't have eaten those mushrooms.
 
2013-02-09 10:53:30 PM  

Ivo Shandor: The 21st Century bookshelf.

Fits conveniently in your smartphone, holds over 29,500 books with enough room left over for an encyclopedia or two.


That's good if all the books you want to read come in e-book format, but try finding something like a grammar of Old Norse in e-book form. No, really, Try. If you find one, please let me know.
 
2013-02-10 12:06:03 AM  

grimnir: That's good if all the books you want to read come in e-book format, but try finding something like a grammar of Old Norse in e-book form. No, really, Try. If you find one, please let me know.


Like this? An Elementary Grammar of the Old Norse Or Icelandic Language by George Bayldon.
 
2013-02-10 09:47:20 PM  

KrispyKritter: way to miss the point of the pics being aimed at specific enthusiasts, Captain Obvious Kindle Kids. morans.


Everyone knows how uncool it is to actually enjoy something. You'll never win the internet with THAT attitude!

/next you'll be telling me how much you love your favorite franchise's innovation
//and how artists' should be paid for their work
 
2013-02-10 09:50:25 PM  
Or something, something about my apostrophes...
 
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