Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Heavy-Duty Bookends: Plain and Fancy

steel bookends in six colors, including blue and yellow

Now that you've stopped reading books you don't enjoy, and gotten rid of the books that no longer serve you, let's look at bookends to help organize the books you're keeping: good, heavy-duty bookends that won't topple over. The powder coated steel bookends above come from Jasper Morrison, and should certainly do the job. [via Better Living Through Design]

steel bookends in 3 sizes and 3 colors, including blue

The steel bookends from Hay come in sets of three — in white, black, a gray mix and the multi-color mix shown above. The Finnish Design Shop carries all except the gray mix. [via Better Living Through Design]

steel bookends in four colors

And for yet another variation on the basic steel bookend, take a look at these from BOOK/SHOP. [via Better Living Through Design] Update on July 5, 2015: I'm no longer finding these at BOOK/SHOP, but the site does have another interesting choice.

wrought iron bookends

Instead of steel, you could go with wrought iron bookends. There are a number of interesting choices.

concrete bookends

But not all heavy-duty bookends are made of metal. For example, Andrew Stuart makes these concrete bookends; they weight 5 pounds each. Update on April 20, 2014: I'm no longer finding these bookends.

owl bookend, rice filled
raccoon bookend, sand filled

Karen makes sand-filled and rice-filled bookends, in the shape of owls, raccoons and more.

owl bookends, sand weighted

And Dora Designs also makes sand-weighted bookends, including these owls.

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