I will have to admit that I have never come across anything like this. When I bumped into a cupboard made out of egg cartons, I had thought that was the most unique piece of furniture in the world. But this one beats it. Book shelves made out of books! And this unique piece of furniture comes from the shelves (pun intended) of Jim Rosenau of This Into That. Ask him, and he would tell you that the essay titled ‘Books as Furniture’ by Nicholson Baker triggered off this line of creation. I can’t help admitting that his choice of books in creating some of these shelves gives a clear picture of his witticism. Take for instance this one christened ‘Who Done It?’, where three titles have been put one after the other to form a kind of funny themes: Who pushed Humpty Dumpty?, All the King’s Men and Anatomy of a Murder. As if that wasn’t hilarious enough. He had to attach an egg-beater to complete the picture.
His Myths that Live Today bookshelf brings together three originally unrelated titles in the most intelligent fashion: Anyone can still make a million, I’ll quit tomorrow, Live Forever, Anyone can do anything and You are younger than you think.
He accepts custom orders too. He made a shelf out of legal thrillers for a lawyer. Likewise, if you are a doctor, he would probably be happy to put together a shelf made out of those thick medical books.
Now that I am done with praising the idea, I would like to add something that has been bothering me ever since I laid my eyes on this. Making shelves out of books would mean that the books wouldn’t be able to be read? Then, I guess I, and book lovers like me, would like to stick to our good old wood shelves, put our beloved books fondly on them, take them out once in a while, sniff at their familiar comfortable musty smell, pore over them and keep them carefully back on the shelves. I wouldn’t be able to bear having my prized books converted into clever pieces of furniture.
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