We ran across another gizmo that will certainly appeal to those of you willing to digitize your life to the maximum. DoorBot is a wireless doorbell that streams live video and audio right to your smartphone and tablet. Based on a recent research that shows that 91% of people keep their phone within 3 feet, 24 hours a day, the developers came up with an original idea: a mobile peephole, that lets you see who is in front of your door and even talk to your visitors, no matter where you are located.
The developers of the design explain: “DoorBot is a simple, yet powerful wireless doorbell that streams live video and audio of your front door directly to your smartphone or tablet. Simply install DoorBot, download the free app and you’re ready to go. Never again worry about who may, or may not be there. Leave your home with the peace of mind that your doorstep is right by your side“. A campaign is underway to fund the smart Wi-Fi doorbell and you can find out more information about the project by checking out the video below.
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.
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.