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Now, try just for a minute not to think about what a pain it would be to dust these shelves:

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Think, instead, about what a thrill it would be to try to find the book that you were looking for from a bosun chair in a library built into an inaccessible shaft. Designed by Trout Studios, it’s such a clever use of a space that could otherwise go to waste. I just hope the owner doesn’t have to haul herself back up when the book is found.

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6 Responses

  1. Hilary@HGTV says:

    So, just wondering, she doesn't have to pull herself up does she? It electrical right?….Very interesting indeed. I think I dreamt about something like that when I was a kid!

  2. Amy PureHome says:

    I'm loving this! I would gladly take on the dusting task to have these in my house!

    • desingergirly88 says:

      that would make cleaning the house fun!
      i think i would put new books at the top so then i have to go very high just to get a book….that would be so cool! :D

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