Bookshelf with integrated bookend: nice for minimalists (and cube-lovers)

The design of this little shelf is easy to appreciate. While personally I have little use for bookends (my issue is not having enough bookcases to begin with), it does occasionally happen that you don’t have the exact number of books you need to fill a shelf. That’s where this little cube comes in.

It’s called Hold on Tight, created by Brooklyn designers Colleen and Eric. The wing nut on the bottom tightens or loosens the cube, which you can slide back and forth to keep your books snug (or leaning at a jaunty angle). Great, but that cube is pretty gigantic. Maybe they could put out something with a more subtle look?

[via Sub-Studio and Swiss Miss]