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March 3, 2008

A Glimpse of Hell

Last week's column about bookshelves generated quite a lot of comment, far and wide. But I'm particularly glad that Ralph Luker has used it as a chance to point out a page offering "30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs" (sic).

The point of the column, to repeat, was that bookshelves are, in my experience anyway, strictly for storage and retrieval. If they do perform this function well (and the ones we built in a few years back have done so) then that is as much as they can do.

The "beautiful" designs offered by the good people at Freshome have thus given me a concrete sense of what it would be like to be punished for eternity.

Posted by smclemee at March 3, 2008 9:48 AM


Yes, those designs are all horrible.

Posted by: Adam Kotsko at March 3, 2008 5:31 PM

Posted by: Matt at March 9, 2008 1:39 PM