Look! United States Bookshelf

Before you get too excited, this is only an art piece and not in production - but feel free to get excited about the design! We love maps so a 3-D representation really floats our boat. We're not sure books are the best thing to store in this, however, and would rather see it filled with kids' toys, shoes, stuffies, etc.

Curiously titled ‘Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends,’ (which musical fans will recognize from Oklahoma!) the bookshelf is part of artist Ron Arad's exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Wouldn't this be a fun way to teach your kids geography? "Put the suntan lotion back in Florida, Jimmy." We suppose you'd have to improvise something for Alaska and Hawaii though.

(Via Like Cool)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.