I haven't seen an interesting pair of bookends in ages. In fact, I've never written about them here. Now is the time. I'm aching for the Sophie Nova Sablés Bookends ($155), which are made of sand (sable in French) and Italian lambskin. They're available in a variety of hues and leathers, but I'd be happy to own this pink-gold set; they'd look so fab holding up my collection of design books. They also remind me of the bags used for the Midwestern lawn game, Cornhole. But, I think $155 is a bit of a splurge for a bag of sand. Perhaps I'll try DIY-ing this one. What do you think?