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Paperless? I Don’t Think So!

While these fun and funky bookcases are around, there’s just no incentive to go paperless just yet.

Alison Job




REK is a bookcase designed by Reinier de Jong that grows with your book collection. The more books, the bigger the bookcase gets.



The zigzag shaped parts slide in and out to accommodate books in the resulting spaces. Also the books can be arranged according to their sizes. The narrow spaces are excellent for magazines.




Or you can keep your books handy for while you’re reading by combining a chair and bookcase. The Piola bookcase is available from Italian company Nobody&Co.



Another funky bookcase from Nobody & Co comes in various colours, sizes and backgrounds.




Here is a wooden bookcase with a unique design featuring lots of curves and shapes. It’s designed by Sang Hoon Kim. It is warped and twisted with unique curves that look different from every angle.



And finally there is the Walking Bookcase, which requires just a push to come to life. Designed by Wouter Scheublin, the Walking Bookcase consists of an oak and stainless steel walking mechanism, carrying a bookcase on each side.






Alison Job holds a BA English, Communications and has extensive experience in writing that spans news broadcasting, public relations and corporate and consumer publishing. Find her at Google+.

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(Slideshow) Bizarre Buildings

From a germ-free building to one built in a bomb shelter, we take a look at some of the strangest yet functional buildings around the world.

Alison Job



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The-Bubble-Building-Cool Offices-Cool BusinessThe Bubble Building. This inflatable, antibacterial building was designed to keep out germs in the Shanghai city centre. While it may resemble a giant jumping castle, if built it will provide an ultra-clean office space.

The building could be created using inflatables made of white antibacterial nylon that are placed around the exterior of an ordinary office building.

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(Slideshow) An Artistic Eye

Saatchi and Saatchi bust out in Bangkok in the most colourful way they know how.

Casandra Visser



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Saatchi-Saatchi-Office1-Cool Offices-Cool BusinessSaatchi & Saatchi, a brand that came about in the 1980s, is now one of the world’s advertising giants. The agency has now setup shop in Thailand, and true to their brilliance their offices are really something to stare at.

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As Cool as on TV – where your office looks like a film set.

Tracy Lee Nicol




We all dream of cool offices, but most of us only get as far as customising our desk area with a few photos and a gadget or two. But check out video social networking company’s awesome offices. Located in Turkey, the sprawling building hosts over 200 employees and offers a range of stations for any kind of mood, be it social, relaxing, or a quiet spot to focus.

Since work is where we spend a large portion of our day, decided to make it a fun place to be, with themed offices that are caves, ski lifts, a sail boat, a stage, bar, café, you name it. Scroll on and be amazed.

The stage space allows workers to enjoy their hobbies like playing in a band, staging short plays, reciting poetry. Office-Cool Offices

“My office is a cave… no, really” Office-Cool Offices

Feel like you need a break from work? Take a pause in one of the ski lift rest areas. Office Cool Offices

Because every office needs a boat desk to bring on good ideas. Office Cool Offices

When the day is done and a well-deserved drink is in order, just pop down stairs to the company’s own bar. Wonder if the drinks are subsidised…? Office Cool Offices

Need a quiet space to reflect and be intellectual? Try the library room – even if the books are just printed wallpaper… Office  Cool Offices

This cute office looks like a blown-up doll’s house. Office Cool Offices

We’re not even sure what they were thinking with this cotton ball, igloo, snowball meeting room… Office Cool Offices

There’s even a gym with TV screens that show jogging routes linked to the outside world. Office Cool Office

But before you go thinking these people have got a little slice of heaven, even has a cubical farm. Office 10


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