I love bookshelves that look beautiful. At least, I like looking at them in photos.
This bookshelf really appeals to me on an aesthetic level. But when I think about organizing my books that way, having titles be facing in different directions, not being able to easily organize by author, title, etc, and also not being able to fit as many books into the space as I would a regular bookshelf, then the bookshelf loses its appeal for me.
What do you think about it? Do you care more about the function of a bookshelf, the ease of use, or the design?
Ultimately, I care about the ease of use and function of a bookshelf the most, though if I can add in something that pleases my eye, then I’m happy. I like wood bookshelves the best.
Check out some interesting bookshelves on this blog. I think most of them are not functional at all, which for me defeats their purpose–but many of them are fun to look at.