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Books add so much soul, life, color, and heart to a home no matter where or what you put them on. Stacks can get a little unwieldy though, even when they’re sitting on shelves. That’s where Open Spaces‘ latest launch in collaboration with Tortuga, a home decor company that works with independent designers, comes in. The brands teamed up to create the Open Spaces x Tortuga Bookends, which takes Tortuga’s best-selling Dumbo design and marries it with Open Spaces’ signature colorways of cream, dark green, orange, and light blue, most of which match with their cult-favorite entryway rack.
Priced at $78 for two, the bookends aren’t exactly a bargain, but they’re certainly sturdy, crafted from powder-coated solid steel into tubular but flattened shapes that are perfect for hugging your books. Their versatility might be the best feature though. You can use them to tidy up rows of novels and cookbooks, of course, or stack back-issues of your favorite monthly up on them to create a magazine tower of sorts. Treat them like tabs to keep your records organized, or put a couple on your desktop to create order out of a pile of binders, folders, or reference books. The beauty of their simple design is that each bookend can be flipped to accommodate different sized pieces, which you can see in the product shot below.
While you probably don’t need bookends for every one of your shelves, picking up a pair of the Open Spaces x Tortuga bookends can elevate a special collection of books or add a pop of color to a ho-hum bookcase. The only question? Which of the colors will work best with your decor! They’d also make a great gift for the biggest bookworm in your life.