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Buried in Books

coffin bookshelves

Who says you can’t take it with you? Well, you might have to leave your books behind, but at least you no longer need to be separated from your bookshelves, thanks to William Warren’s “Shelves For Life.”

The shelves are meant to last a lifetime. But they don’t stop there. They keep on going right with you on that final chthonian journey. The shelves are made to your own measurements, and they convert to a coffin upon your demise.

coffin bookshelves

According to Warren, “The aim is to make stronger emotional relationships with our belongings and encourage life-long use.” That’s tongue in cheek, right? Right?


via Book Patrol



First rule of design?


Jim Houston, 1933-2009

1 Comment

  1. How delightfully morbid!

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