Impractical, skinny leaning bookcases

These wildly impractical bookcases from the Dutch firm of Sloom and Slordig are nevertheless awe-inspiringly weird. The idea of having an entire wall lined with them is weirdly compelling. Link, Additional photos: 1, 2 (via Cribcandy)


  1. They look like they’re about fall over at any moment.

    Instead of wierdly compelling they seem strangely annoying.


  2. That’s funny, because my Los Angeles eye just sees a large number of heavy things that might crush me during an earthquake… and the weekly dusting involved – yeesh!

  3. I dunno. Not necessarily impractical. They lean, you stick books in them. That seems to be it. Now, if you have cats, that’s a whole different story. I can see either of mine taking a leap onto these and sort of create a reverse domino effect (if that makes any sense).

  4. I really like it! It is sort of like having individual slip cases for each book. You want get damage from the covers rubbing together and it will really obvious when you let people borrow them.

  5. I don’t know about impractical – if you’ve got a wall that doesn’t evenly divide into standard bookcase widths, these might be just the thing to take up the remainder. Although probably not at €45 each.

  6. No more provenance than 4 cinder blocks and 2 planks … and a lot less useful.
    I’d be glad to make dozens of them, however, for anyone willing to pay $65 each … even throw in a bundle of colorful tarp straps with each 10-pack to lash them together.

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