Artist Philippe Handford envisioned and implemented the Pendle Sculpture Trail, an unconventional artistic project in England consisting of various original sculptures along a special pathway. According to the official press release, “Philippe’s sculpture work is site specific and is inspired by the beautiful Pendle area and natural materials found in the wood. His organic sculptures make use of several, previously felled trees, a wind blown tree, holly bushes and a dry stone wall that runs the full length of the wood“.
The most impressive piece to be found on the trail is his Reconnected 2: “The installation, built on site will evoke a sense of perpetual movement and capture the moment when the mighty trees felled. The holly bushes, known to ancient druids as ‘spirits of the wood’, have been contained within metal cages fashioned into human forms provide an eerie presence amongst the trees!‘ We salute this project as well as the idea of bringing art into rural spaces, so that everyone can get acquainted to new concepts and unleash their inner creativity.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.
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.