Can you think of a more creative way of emphasizing on the idea of a future digitalized world? We ran across this impressive installation belonging to Susan Stockwell, an artist usually taking on projects consisting in large scale installations, sculptures, drawings and collages. Her art emphasizes on issues of ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. In this post, we would like to present Susan’s recent work, entitled “World” and consisting of a world map made of recycled computer components supplied by an IT recycling company. The project was commissioned by Bedfordshire University, UK, and was installed in the atrium of the new student building on their Central Luton site. Whether the computer pieces employed for a certain word region have a hidden meaning or not is probably something that only the artist can tell. What is your stand on this modern art installation and what do you believe it is trying to communicate?
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
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.