An updated small scale version of the suspended gardens of Babylon can be admired these days in Paris. French designer, Mathieu Lehanneur developed an outstanding concept and placed it in the shelter of culture, romance and exquisiteness, the capital of eternal love. A masterpiece in terms of execution, L’Escale Numérique is the perfect example that nature and technology work well together. At a closer look, this artificially created oasis, also known as The Digital Break is a modern piece of art aiming to provide a breath of fresh air and a Wi-Fi hotspot for those who seek free Internet connection on the streets of Paris. There’s no doubt that “the roof garden” adds a glimpse of green into the Parisian metropolis, making it for visitors even more appealing than before.
This brilliant piece of art comes with digital support information for tourists, ready to offer them guidance in a very interactive manner. This is especially helpful to the traveling business person who may be using mobile Megapath VOIP access while abroad. The small concrete chairs offer plugs for charging any kind of mobile device and the mini tables attached, serving as comfortable laptop supports. Once you have settled everything, you can start the online digital survey. The project basically supports the reshaping of the public realm and has been encouraged by one of the top leading outdoor advertising agencies, JCDecaux.
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.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.