We received photos about an original lamp design from Ligneous Lighting, inspired by trees that are damaged by beavers. We asked designer Robin Brown to share the story behind this project with us and here is what he replied:” I was born in New Forest, an area of southern England, a place where animals can go wherever they like. That’s why, as a child, I was surrounded by nature. Since I moved to London however, I miss this connection tremendously.
After my study at the RCA in London, I came up with the idea to start a company that makes designer lamps from natural and recycled materials. The purity of nature is something people will always get moved by, especially in hectic times. That’s why we want to bring nature back in the city by using these original materials. And hopefully we will make people revalue nature once again. Our designer lamp ‘Castor’ is inspired by trees that are damaged by beavers. It is made out of recycled wood, bark and juice bottles“. The lamp is 33.5 inches wide and has a diameter of 7.5 inches.
Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.