There's certainly no shortage of odd, annoying, beautiful and unusual places to store books, but we’re betting you never thought a bookshelf could also function as a internet-connected, live-updated display. Prepare for enlightenment, because WaSnake has four panels on the front that can show your choice of text messages from your PC. Select your favorite website’s RSS feed to display under one set of books, and program another to scroll text messages from your closest buddies.
Physically connecting those wood shelves is a flexible material that lets you bend the configuration to whatever shape you desire. This is one of those design concepts rolled out at the big fashion/furniture coolness expo held recently in Milan, but it’s an idea that might be appealing enough to become reality.