Platzhalter book shelf splits into “V” and reveals secret compartment

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Although I have since fallen into the German bohemian style of book storage which involves rooms lined with teetering piles of cracked, used paperbacks upon which half-empty beer bottles have been haphazardly stacked, I used to have a love affair with book cases, and this break-apart Platzhalter delights me. I believe that secret compartment in back is where I would store the books I don’t like guests discovering: my disturbingly water damaged copies of Naked Came The Stranger and My Secret Life always raise more questions than their prominent display is worth.

Platzhalter Bookshelf [Trends Now via Gizmodo]

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10 Responses to Platzhalter book shelf splits into “V” and reveals secret compartment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Compartment: I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

  2. jonathon212 says:

    @4 better reference? TARDIS?

  3. pavel_lishin says:

    Pretty useless if you have more than one bookshelf in a row.

  4. Garr says:

    TJ S, you’re right. The only secret thing here is the compartment itself. Once filled with books, it’s presence becomes known to everyone.

  5. jathomas says:

    Secret compartment….. PSYCHE!

    Awww.. Here you go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oq9ov7hZEU

  6. acrocker says:

    unless the secret compartment is like Marry Poppins’ handbag (can’t think of a better reference)

    fold the bookcase back up, and the book disappear into nothingness until you reach into the magic bookcase to get them back again!

  7. Garr says:

    Zoopyfunk, yes, what was once the Kingdom of Bohemia is the Czech Republic today, but under various Kings and Emperors (Roman Empire) there have been heavy mutual influences, migrations, etc.
    As such, I believe it’s totally legit to speak of “german-bohemian-style” (which could almost amount to a synonym for “bavarian”, and that’s me! ;)), even if John’s meaning of this word escapes me.

  8. TJ S says:

    I hate to burst your bubble, but from the original post, it doesn’t look like there’s a secret compartment.
    It just splits at the top to give more shelf space (guessing the shelves telescope out?).

    Or am I missing something through translation?

  9. ZoopyFunk says:

    Just an FYI…Bohemia is in the Czech Republic.

  10. Garr says:

    Btw:
    I don’t know about the Bohemians of old, but I’m German and I use normal bookshelves. In fact, I’d say I’m stereotypically German since my bookshelf is the IKEA “Billy” Model.

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