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To be honest, I thought we’d see more “paper weights,” but you guys weren’t fooled. Heather was the first to chime in with “bookends,” followed by an assured agreement from AmberBamber. Amy PureHome had a great idea that they “could probably also work as some cool door stoppers.”

Ben Seibel Bronze Bookends

These “orb” copper bookends are a specialty design from Jenfredware by 1950′s architect and artist Ben Seibel. While most of Seibel’s works are light dinnerware, these heavier copper bookends are a rare species. (They look like the perfect fit for a bohemian-style interior or mid-century modern home to me.)

Are you one to use bookends? Or are your bookshelves exploding with too many books to fit bookends? Let us know in the comment area below.

And if you happen to come across something strange that we could use in our weekly “What the…?”, let us know at designhappens@hgtv.com.

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4 Responses

  1. Anna@HGTV says:

    You do not know how much I want these!

  2. Kayla@HGTV says:

    Man, my ring guess was way off. I definitely think these make better bookends! ;)

  3. AmberBamber says:

    I like the idea of using them as a door stop. There are too many books on our bookshelf to warrant bookends. But they are pretty cool.

  4. alnameccount says:

    Love it.

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