This is the kind of “Design” that annoys me these days. “In the style of a clamp”? It’s a clamp hung on the wall. It’s not smart repurposing, a hundred other items already serve this purpose way better than a clamp. And I agree with Katie that it’s bad for the books.
I was so glad to see Tyler and Sam’s comments here. I saw this in Google Reader and came here to complain about the same thing. It’s a goddamn clamp, with books in it, on a hook. There is no design here. It’s a shitty thing to do to books, unless you hate books – and it’s possible the designer does.
wow. putting a mix of good and bad design on design milk is definitely a great idea.
this is bad.
perhaps it makes us consider our reliance on knowledge from books. seeing as this design inhibits our ability to read, perhaps it is suggesting that our own personal knowledge is not limited by access to physical knowledge.