We have a soft spot for unthinkable objects used in recycling projects. This Giant Lipstick by artist Agne Kisonaite of Agne Art is an installation made it out of 5000+ used lipstick tubes, measuring a height of 2.5 meters and an overall weight of 200 kilograms. As you can see in the photos below, its size is truly impressive and it doesn’t rank low in aesthetics either.
Overall, we are most impressed with the concept behind this design: “Considering the amount of packaging left which cannot be recycled, I wanted to create something which triggered our society to think more seriously about consumerism and the types of products they are purchasing, and bring attention towards the need to reduce waste“. We have also updated a short presentation video at the end of the post-have a look! [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Agne Kisonaite]
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.
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.