Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nautical Bookends

With their craftsmanship, detail, weight, and aged beauty, Bookends remind us that owning things made out of plastic kind of sucks.

Around the end of the 16th century books began to be stored vertically. As libraries and monasteries's collections began to grow, weight was needed to keep the volumes from falling off the shelf. Bookends were born out of concern for reader's safety, and grew into the functional beauties that were created in the early 1900's (the bookend's golden age).


justin said...

awesome post!

parisienish said...

They're making a comeback. Oh yes.