If you're tempted by the thought of organizing your books by color but wonder how you'd ever find individual titles, this system might be a worthy compromise. For her senior grad project, Valerie Madill devised a shelving system based on colored sleeves. She originally designed it for libraries, but it could easily be adapted for home use. Books are divided into categories of your liking, then each category is assigned a specific color and those books are dressed in matching bands/sleeves. Thus, books are grouped into colors and look visually similar, while still retaining their individuality as well as a standard form of categorization. And there you have it - the perfect marriage of form and function! Ogle more pretty pictures at Valerie's site.