I find this desk totally appealing:
The best part? It is the Information Desk in a library!
UPDATE: The desk is located at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. From inhabitat.com: “After the devastating fire in the Architecture building that took a portion of the library’s reserve, the school set out to establish a new collection that would consist of the salvaged books that went unburned and a bounty of others newly purchased to replace the destroyed volumes.”
While I can see how that would be very eye catching, the pragmatist in me thinks, “But how would you ever find what you are looking for?” Books are for reading and looking at, not just for being pretty on a shelf! If your books aren’t organized by author, or by subject, or even chronologically, you’d have to remember if your book on contemporary art had a red or a blue cover to ever find it! That is not how my brain is organized! Gah!