A few bookish finds from my internet travels:
First off, Mitra's Bookcase. I'm still trying to figure out if I like this or not. On one hand, it has a sort of hobbit-ish look that appeals to me. On the other hand, it has that slightly over-shellacked look that makes me think of those wall clocks that are made out of cross-sections of tree trunks.
(If you like those clocks, please don't be offended by my words. My mom likes them, too.)
I don't think you'd find this Fuckin Far from OK bookshelf in your average hobbit hole. Oh, maybe a few of the younger, more rebellious hobbits, when they're going through their tweens and listening to a lot of Morrissey (or his hobbity equivalent) and drinking a lot of hobbit ale.
Why am I finding it all too easy to picture some twentysomething guy hanging this shelf in his place and using it to showcase all his Kerouac and Hesse and Ginsberg and his treasured signed first edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?
The Thumbthing is pure genius. I bet it's really handy for reading porn. Even hobbit porn. Especially hobbit porn.