Gallery: National Geographic Magazines Turned Into a Bookshelf

 

Sean Miller‘s brilliant National Geographic bookshelf started out as a cluttered stack of magazines in his living room. One of 23 finalists in our Spring Greening Contest, the design is made from 80 magazines coated in a water/starch mixture and cut with a bandsaw, leaving a clean interior and an offset exterior. The finish is very satisfying, as the stacked pages look almost like weathered wood bordered by the iconic National Geographic yellow. Good green design is about clever reuse, great aesthetics and functionality — this bookshelf is all of the above with a healthy dose of irony. Our Spring Greening Contest is currently showcasing scores of stunning recycled designs, so check out our finalists and vote for your favorite today!

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3 Comments

  1. Amazing Building Made F... October 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    [...] have seen desks, book shelves, and tables made from old books and magazines, but never an entire building — until now. The [...]

  2. nzanz June 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

    as a collector of national geographics i nearly cried!!!!! not even with my doubles would i do this!! maybe with something like home and garden!

  3. daniel shand June 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    This is very cool!

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