Organizing the Bookcase

Organizing the Bookcase

Annie Werbler
Feb 25, 2011

Made by Sean Ohlenkamp and Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp, this is the coolest movie ever about something as mundane as organizing a bookcase. Not only does the viewer learn several different strategies for filling shelves in attractive ways, but the whole thing is playfully done in painstaking stop-motion. Organization can be fun after all!

If the contents of your bookcase are randomly strewn about, here are some ways to extract the beauty that organized books can lend to a room:

1. Rainbow color order

2. Bottom-up stacks (maybe a tad bit neater than these)

3. No spines showing (not the most practical, but forms a lovely sea of creams)

4. A few horizontal stacks here and there (you can even spell out a message with the spines)

Via: YouTube

Animation: Sean Ohlenkamp and Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp

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