Bookshelf of the Week: Hong Kong Urinal

On Bookshelf of the Week I like to mix things up a bit – combining the practical with the aesthetic, the straightforward with the ingenious and the sensible with the plain silly. This week it probably doesn’t get much sillier (yet still darn cool), than this shot captured by Ian Lloyd (lloydi) of a bookshelf found at the urinals of a Hong Kong men’s room.

Ok so the less than eagle-eyed among you will have sussed out that this bookshelf is a fake one (thank goodness because I think there would have been a hygiene issue otherwise :o)), but you’ve got to admire the ingenuity of the designers for giving us guys something a little more interesting to gawp at while we’re answering the call of nature.

A great shot lloydi. Thanks for taking it (which must have been a challenge on its own given where you took it :o)), and thanks for sharing it!

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Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


  1. Bart's Bookshelf (Twitter: bartsbooks)

    very cool

  2. I don’t know about this one. What if the book slips and falls down…eeks 🙂

  3. What a great picture. I didn’t know my hometown is that…literary!

  4. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    Hong Kong not literary Matt? You’re kidding right? :o)


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