Thursday, September 13, 2012

You Gotta Love the Equation Bookshelf

For the math-loving bookworm or book-loving math geek in your life, this bookshelf is a hoot. The important stuff (i.e., the operations you do first) go inside the parentheses, the next most important inside the brackets, and finally you take care of everything within the braces. You could totally make a statement at any given time about which books you'll read first, next, and last, or what items on the shelf are your favorites. I trust those parentheses, brackets, and braces move, because that would be the coolest, and just imagine the equations you could arrange (with books or other items as Roman numerals, equal signs -- use your imagination!). You could send coded math messages to your fellow math person; you might not have a fellow math person in real life, but you would in a book. And yes, I do sense a book idea coming on...

22 comments:

Vijaya said...

Love this ... and you'd be the PERFECT person to write a math mystery ... Have fun with your shiny idea.

Andrea Mack said...

Very cool! My daughter needs these!

Barbara Watson said...

Ohhhhh! This is so perfect! My husband is the math teacher and I'm the reader/writer. I sense this could be the best Christmas gift ever. Where, oh, where can I find it?

Marcia said...

Vijaya -- One thing that scares me about a math mystery is "not enough kids will relate." My two pubbed mysteries are more about world puzzles.

Andrea -- There are other cool designs, too, like one that looks like the infinity symbol.

Barbara -- I've been looking! So far, it seems like this might be a design concept only, which I didn't realize. I'm hoping he produces them!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

This is so very cool! Sharing on twitter. :)

Marcia said...

Amy -- It makes me want to think up something really cool, too. :) Thanks for the tweet.

Mirka Breen said...

With a few math persons in my life, I can't wait for a Math Mystery by Marcia. I'm pre-ordering even as it is still pre-written!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Math. EEk.

JoyceHostetter said...

Truly fun!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love this! That makes math actually fun. :D

Bish Denham said...

It looks so modern and stylish. Even me, a non-math person can appreciate it's good looks!

Marcia said...

Mirka -- Already preordered? Yay! Maybe I can use that in my query letter. :D

Jaye -- Oh, but it's artistic, no? :)

Joyce -- If you Google it, a bunch more wacky ones come up, too!

Stina -- I agree.

Bish -- You've put your finger on an interesting point: It's modern. I normally don't like contemporary furnishings very much. If I just think, "Hey, an equation bookshelf," it's great, but if I think of it as modern/contemporary furniture, I realize it doesn't fit me or my house that well.

Emily R. King said...

That is one neat shelf! I had to really look at it to see the math part. I'm not a mathematician at ALL.

Angelina C. Hansen said...

Love, love, love this! Following your blog now, Thanks for stopping by mine. ^_^

cleemckenzie said...

That is one handsome bookshelf!

Marcia said...

Emily -- I like that the math part is "there to be seen," but not really in-your-face.

Angelina -- Thanks for coming!

Lee -- I love the inventiveness.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Very cool. The question is, will the math geek care enough about interior design to make it work? I'd say a math geek female has about a 2000% better chance of having fun with this than a male. How's that for stereotyping?

Marcia said...

Kim -- Oh, this math geek does! :) I agree with you about the stats, because studies show that women who are math-oriented are also good at language, hence, supposedly, they read. However, men who are good at math may or may not care about language/reading.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I have to give this to someone who loves math (which would not be me). How cool!

Kelly Hashway said...

That's pretty darn cool. :)

Marcia said...

Cynthia -- Alas, I cannot find it for actual sale! Which is disappointing.

Kelly -- I found it on a website with other cool bookshelf designs.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love this shelf. I hope to get a creative shelf the next time I need one.