Have a look at this simple and very clever design by artist Klaas Kuiken !Especially developed for urban homes,where birds can be spotted less and less, the Birdhouse Rooftile perfectly integrates a nest into the design of a roof, while ensuring a proper environment for the birds themselves : “By applying an archetype house on a roof-tile, a striking new nesting place for city birds is created, which is not only a warm welcome for the birds but also more visible to us humans“.
The project consists of a special kit glued to the tile making it resistant to extreme temperatures, so it does not come loose during the winter frost. The package offered by the producers comes with the red small house, a special basket, a removable stick and maintenance information. You should also know that birds nest preferably in groups so applying several Birdhouse Rooftiles is therefore recommended. It is important to place the Birdhouse Rooftile on the north or east side, preferably out of full sun.
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.
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.