wishful wednesdays {individual and goofy bookshelves}

One thing this Lazy Lady does best is fantasize about the future.  I'm not very good at living "in the now," I'm always thinking about the next recipe we should make, or couch we should buy, or city we'll live in, or job I could have, and where we'll be in 1, 3, 5, or 15 years.  It's not really the healthy way to live, buuuut sometimes I come up with some really great futures. . . 

Alright, I knew it would happen sooner or later, and last week it did.  I missed a wishful wednesday.  I was so busy wishin' I forgot to pay attention to the day of the week.  I thought it was Tuesday for most of the day Wednesday, that's how intensely I can daydream.  So, this week I want to continue my thoughts on the ever so vast options there are out there for bookshelves.  Last time I was dreaming about floor to ceiling built-ins, but those aren't an option for people, like me, who rent a tiny apartment.  There is no space, and I have no authority to install something so grand (unless I never want to see my security deposit again), so for now those are a pipe-dream.

Though a wall of books won't be happening in my near future, there are still many other ideas to choose from.  I must say the morning man and I are pretty lucky considering our landlord lets us put holes in the wall.  I know of so many apartments with so many decorating restrictions: no painting, no nails, no sticky substances, no wallpapering (which I understand unless it's that new fangled "removable wallpaper").  That's why we were able to put up those floating shelves, just a little patch and paint and no one will be the wiser.  We also moved into our apartment literally hours after the previous tenants moved out so we were left with funky colored or dirty white walls (needless to say, our landlord doesn't care if we paint "Just as long as we don't touch the moldings!!!!").

These are some of the book shelves I've found.  A few I would love to have in my apartment now, and most are just too fun to pass up.

I would have these interlocking shelves in my house in a second.  They are fun and a little unusual.  I like the different finishes, and that the wood and painted sections are at different depths.

This one is fun, it's from a design company Estudio Breder.  This bookshelf was an idea they created in 2007.  The idea that went along with the "Equation bookshelf" was to provide a way to divide your things in the order of priority. 
{Equation help you [to organize (your life) in priority] order}

This one is my absolute Favorite!!!  This bookshelf is from Munkii, and it is called "Vintage."  In their own words:

The design of Vintage proposes the blending of the flamboyant baroque style with the simplicity of the contemporary approach to achieve a bookshelf that will be easy to adept to any interior settings.

I think this is one of the most beautiful bookshelves I've seen, but I love it because it still has a little quirk to it. It's so intricate, and unique.  I want one!!

This is just plain cool.  The forth of July is coming up, so I've got to show a little American pride.  The designer of this book case is named Ron Arad, and the title he gave this piece: Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.  So strange, so awesome, 100% America.

How about you? Are these just too weird?  Would you like something a little quirky on your wall? Are you more into free-standing bookshelves or floating shelves?
Tell me,  I want to know!

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