Organize Your Books and Music with DIY Labeled Dividers.

I love to walk through the reserve section of my local library…the books, records, and DVDs are lined up in the back corner, with these huge dividers, each with an oversized letter in Helvetica, organizing the reserves by the last name.

Matthew created this how-to on Flickr: unusable vinyl LPs augmented with stick-on letters slid in between physical media to keep ’em alphabetized and easy to find.

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Tutorial: Noren – Traditional Japanese Fabric Dividers.

Japanese sewing machine company Janome offers a great tutorial and a bit of info on noren (æš–ç°¾) : traditional japanese fabric dividers that are hung on walls, windows, doorways, or in between rooms. Simply join the pieces, hem, then reinforce by sewing a triangle. They provide tips for adding traditional embroidery, but I think they look mighty sharp in a basic mod fabric, as below, from Whip Up.

 
  
 

Cubby Wall

B & B Italia’s Soft Wall, designed by Gerhards & Glücker, is a room divider, space definer, sculpture and storage unit. How’s that for multi-functionalism? Crafted of felt on a metal frame, the wall provides pockets for all those magazines, brochures, invitations and such. An added bit of news: B & B Italia has taken up shop in the U.S. in SoHo at 138 Greene Street as of March 07.