More than just a decorative touch, this pirate-ship bedroom connects the ship with a jail cell through a rope bridge, dangles a climbing rope from the ship to the closet, and hides a slide that brings the adventurous kind downstairs, to the home’s ground floor. Wow. Designed by Steve Kuhl, Kuhl Design Build.
There is something personal about the way in which people arrange their books. Are they arranged by author, theme, historical period, family heirloom value, alphabetical order? The highly visually inclined might ask, “Why not do it by color?”
Three distinctly different shelving solutions cater to three different styles of storing, and in turn, encourage either a behavior of collecting, stuffing away, or displaying selectively.
These interlocking, laminated pine boards form a lattice structure that can completely cover walls, or whatever portions desired, allowing for expansive storage and display. Designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio.
Spiral shelves by Argue Design celebrate the chaos of living and the layered beauty of unfolded clothes, encouraging a carefree style to storage.
A clean, branch-like modular shelving solution allows for custom-designed shapes to suit both geometric and more organic tastes in organization. By Paris Lowitz Design.
Putting up quick, temporary privacy screens in an open-floor concept is easy with this rollable, usable wall, the Giraffe… for those that find it sufficient to hide their heads from others. Design by Kawamura-Ganjavian studio.
Designer fetish of the Helvetica variety, for your closet. By Alegre Industrial.
For hardcore aficcionados of retro styles, the Nixie clock by BDDW is hand-made in raw-looking bronze of a blackened, natural or silvered variety. Vacuum-type numerical displays complete the retro look, but each hand-crafted unit is meticulously put together with modern chips. The clocks are guaranteed to last 20,000 years (bulbs aside), and command a price of US$2,500, or more for a wall-mountable clock or a grandfather clock (also in wood). The Nixie is part of a sleek collection from BBDW.
With floors, walls and ceiling covered by stacks of books, this New York coffee shop, D’Espresso, surely does a fine job of bringing people in from the busy streets off of Grand Central Station, New York. It might even have the added benefit of attracting customers without having them linger in the shop for too long—an issue for many coffee shops where laptop-ridden clientele linger for hours with few purchases.
Credit: Nema Workshop