These whimsical bookends and shelves from Isreal-based Artori Design give the illusion that a superhero is "saving" your books from falling. 

The bookend, called Book & Hero, features a helpful superhero who appears to be flying in to push your tilted books back into place. This is achieved with a slanted piece of metal that the books rest on. A platform is hidden with the cover of the first book, and a strong magnet attaches the superhero silhouette to the books to achieve the illusion. 

The bookshelf (Supershelf) has a similar setup, only it's vertical and attached to a wall. The pieces are a clever and fun addition to any book lovers' home. 

[h/t: MyModernMet.com]

This post originally ran in July 2015.