How awesome are these bookends? $56 at femail creations >> Well these are just the bees knees!
5 Ways to Fit a Home Library into a Small Space
This clock was made from a recycled aluminum Mongoose bike wheel. The wheel mounts directly to the wall through the hub using a hollow wall anchor and gives the illusion that it is floating off the wall. The clock movement is a high torque German quartz movement and is attached to a set of rear cassette gears to conceal the movement. (Designed by pixelthis)
Bookcase with curtain -- I do this in my bedrooms! It is a feng shui fix to cut down the "chatter" of the books while you are sleeping... and it works! There are much softer and prettier curtain ideas, but this is one representation... LTM