My brother has always been the guy, since we were kids to look at something, do a quick study of it and figure out how it works…or how he could build it.
Combine this skill with an awesome eye for design and pretty much the sky is the limit.
So when he saw a shelving unit in a store that looked like this,
He knew he could take the concept of industrial plumbing and pipes as materials, and make it his own.
And check out the end result, looks custom and cool.