You may already have heard of Elisa Strozyk, a young designer who successfully managed to convert wood into… fabric. We featured a post on our site on her wooden textiles a while back, better explaining her work. For today, we would like to show you her quilted wood daybed, which was designed for ‘The Thread That Binds Us’ exhibition at Plusdesign Gallery during Milan Design Week 2012. According to Mocoloco, the original project is a great example of Elisa’s pursuit of experimental textile design.
The daybed is an upgrade of a found furniture piece from the 1950’s. The designer explains: “The fabric appears to be a common upholstery textile but transforms into a free grown shape which is autonomous from the furniture piece.” Elisa created the original bed cover by cutting thin wooden pieces and then gluing them onto a piece of cloth. Be sure to have a look at the video below to better understand the process.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.