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This desk made from books resides at the TU Delft architecture library in Belgium The Netherlands. [via BoingBoing]


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Peter

    TU Delft is in the Netherlands…

    • Becky Stern

      Whoops, thanks! *facepalm* Us Americans, eh?

  • Spuds

    They also appear to be chromatically grouped. Do my eyes deceive? :P

  • pfg

    Books are meant to be read.
    Its bad enough people make rings from them, but to waste that many books? and a library of all places to do it.
    this is indeed a sad day.

  • Jon

    I think its compliments the whole book theme VERY well. If you just pulled those books off the library shelf to make the desk, I’d agree, but there are many times that books can’t be kept in circulation (ie missing pages, basic wear and tear, vandalism…) but could be used in other ways. I’d like to think they didn’t just throw them away.