i've always wanted open shelving in the kitchen. i think i can make this with some welding help and it will really make me pare down on the cups and plates that i will have since they will all be on display. from blake
of course the 606 shelving system esigned by dieter rams in 1960 and made by Vitsœ is what i want. it's the best at combining desks, shelving and drawers into one. it's my absolute fave.
george nelson and herman miller (1959) would also take the cake.
then there is this ikea stolmen shelving system. not bad.
or go completely diy and make some of your own using common plumbing fixtures! from brick house and here and here.
here is also a great blog about everything bookshelves.