the lack carnival continues. we move on to the lack shelves. i've always loved the floating shelves - neat, uncluttered and available in my favourite red. only problem is, you probably can't put more than a few books and decorative items without it crashing down. let's see what ikea hackers have done to the wall shelf.
isabelle had an issue finding bedsides to fit her bedroom width. the standard malm bedside tables were too wide. so after looking for several options she decided to use 2 lack stand alone shelves behind the bed. it's in the same color and style as her malm headboard. easy to install and really effective.
tattoo your lack
sara danielsson, an interior architect and designer in gothenburg, sweden sends me her ikea lack shelves with burned-in tattoos.
the shelves were exhibited at Liljevalchs Vårsalongen Formbart 2005 and at the Furniture fair in Stockholm Sweden 2004.
she says, "the idea is that ready-made products are icons of creativity from a few and instead i want to promote the power of creativity in everyone. i add a new meaning to the shelf by giving the skin of the object burned-in tattoos, that last forever. a step towards emotional sustainability in a fast world."
massive lack shelf bookcase
and here, tine engineers this massive bookcase out of lack shelves and adds vertical reinforcements to hold the weight.
she says, "when we were looking for shelving systems for our new apartment we liked the floating lack shelves best. but even with being extremely creative in order to hit the studs, i realized that they would never hold all of our books without bending or crashing. so i got some blond wood from the lumberyard and cut it into pieces to slide between the shelves. for the most part gravity holds it all together and the woodpieces are still movable. people assume that it's a whole shelving system and nobody suspects ikea!"
> lack hacks series #1: same table, different styles
- ► 2010 (1372)
- ► 2009 (952)
- please take a seat
- My Life in a Nutshell!
- When it rains, it pours...
- hackeas: ideas that make you go 'why didn't i thin...
- Giuseppe Panza: Memories of a Collector
- Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2008
- Greek Revival Pool House
- Habitually Chic Designer: David Lawrence
- hopen to store all your dvds?
- Spring International Art & Antiques Show
- Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse - Part One
- sandrine's show and tell
- It's Here!
- You Know You Love It!
- crochet table decorations
- Happy Earth Day!
- fancy lamp at a down to earth price
- How the Other Half Lives
- an armoire to organize craft supplies
- The World According to Ralph
- And one to grow on...
- glam up your glimt
- one hack of a cover up
- It's Never too Late to Start!
- Habitually Chic Nina Griscom
- stitch witch to the rescue
- Beautiful Tables
- gather round the breakfast bar
- Meet Michelle Adams of Rubie Green
- Become Your Dream
- duvet cover to jacket
- as-is: bar table with 3 stools going for $35
- Shopping on Lexington
- New York in Bloom!
- under counter cd storage
- My New Favorite Designer: Darryl Carter
- the well lit living room
- selamat design offer and a chat with date my house...
- NathanEgan Interiors
- rose wardrobe closet
- Au Currant
- boring room for your kid? here's what jo did!
- I Heart John Derian - Part Deux
- rug based anti-development humor
- I Heart John Derian!
- Spring has Finally Sprung in New York!
- and this is how you should do a loft
- Swedish Kitchens from Kvänum Kok
- just as versatile: the lack shelving unit
- Spring Pleasures
- stuff you can do with lack shelves
- Josephine Ryan and the French Home
- The Color Red!
- same table, different styles
- ▼ April (54)
- ► 2007 (531)
- ► 2006 (137)