We are used to hearing about secret passageways and hidden doors, but these concepts are usually not so frequent in real life. Which is why we were pleasantly surprised to find a true architecture portal in a movie posted on youtube a few days back. As you can see, the idea is not far-fetched and can be well implemented in the overall design of a house. And no, this won’t work by simply pushing the door aside and then pulling it after you exist the house. An interesting system was elaborated, which implies a Morning Industry Keypad and Remote Deadbolt. And there is one other small element that could give the secret away: a tap. Either way, the project is highly original, some might say even fun. Have a look at the video below to see how well the developers managed to camouflage the door within the walls of the building and enjoy the opening/closing system!
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.