Found along U.S. Route 101 on the Olympic Peninsula.
It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves.
Pretty clever little thing. Though at $700 a pop your library will need deep pockets to outfit your department with these. More info at Better Living Through Design.
The Smith Storage Stool is neat, but given the choice, I’d take a classic Kik-Step® Stool.
Can’t you just hear the hollow thud of kicking one of these? Then the squeak of the wheels followed by a clanking when you stand on it? So good.
File this one under: from way back when, when people used to care.
Nate Hill was poking around the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library (it’s so hot right now!) and found an amazing pin mount letter system. He knew just the guy that would put this on the Web!
Replacing horrible paper signs on stack end caps with this stuff would probably be a big improvement.
Recently on Radiolab I learned about Charles Bliss’ idea to achieve world peace by eliminating the use of words. He thought that unambiguous symbols did a better job communicating so he invited a writing system. Interesting! Flawed!
Here are the symbols representing library and librarian.
As this library evolves I hope they find a place for this furniture. I’ve seen about 15 Bertoia Diamond chairs today!
Really great sightlines throughout the library. Each floor in the library is a wide open space. Big potential.
Good news: I have a gross of these pencils left over from a project. They can now be yours – $2.00 for three pencils. Yeah!
From Holiday, April 1961.