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Thursday
Aug152013

IT'S A BOY, AND A GIRL

Inspired by paper doll chains and the gingerbread man, this amusing bookcase is a fresh take on the traditional book cabinet. I'm glad Brazilian architect Henrique Steyer gave life to such an original piece of furniture. In 'boy' or 'girl' versions, this shelf won't go unnoticed. With several wood finishes, gloss and matte lacquer, the Niño bookshelf has a simple design with an ingenious solution. I'm sure kids (and grown ups) will get a kick out of it.

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Sunday
Sep042011

Ingenuity At Its Best

I came across this ultra-fun bookshelf at the Sao Paulo home of designer Humberto Campana, and thought it would be the perfect treat for this Sunday. Humberto and his brother Fernando designed it using as inspiration their award-winning Favela chair, 1991. How crazy is that back panel made from different pieces of scrap wood? Love, love, love! If you want to take a complete tour of Humberto's fab pad go here.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

My top 10: Bookcases

Are you one of those bookworms with volumes of best sellers and magazines, but with no special place to keep them stashed? These buddies that keep you entertained day after day deserve better than sitting on big piles around your pad. Here are some of the front-runners on my list of favorite bookcases in the market. They're different and fun, and some unexpected. Also, if you've always liked the look of a formal library and cannot afford to have one, you can get the look with this very nifty Bookshelf Wallpaper — a fun twist for any room. Happy reading, in style!

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