I always aspire to mimimalism, but somehow end up with the
opposite ie maximalism. My shelves are groaning under lines of
and books of every description. I should just install some of the
Minimalism Enforcer shelves.
These are shelves that attach to the wall via a hinge mechanism,
with a built in weight detector, that is also linked to a small
which you must place on an opposite wall.
This is how Minimalism Enforcer works:
The camera takes an
optical reading of the blank wall space above the shelf, prior to
objects visually obscuring it. This is fed back via a wireless signal
the under shelf control unit. The control unit is linked to a trigger
which can release the hinge supports, allowing the shelf to flop
forward, dumping its contents into the floor, before returning to
Also linked to the same control unit is a weight monitor, which
also release the same action, if sufficient weight is detected.
The ratio between the visual impact and the weight of items on
shelf can be adjusted all the way up to maximum. In the
setting, a single copy of Zen and the Art of Empty Shelving might
tolerated, but if even a fly landed on the shelf, the buckaroo
would instantly follow.
Table Action version also under development.