Cleverly combining functionality and aesthetics, the work of London-based designer Barend Massow Hemmes, of Massow Design, is eye-catching to say the least. His unique and ingenious Hemmesphere lighting designs are the result of the influences he acquired whilst working as an interior designer.
The innovative lights, fixtures and fittings, available from Hemmesphere website, include the Auric Lattice light shades, which are carefully engineered in renewable, laser-cut birch-ply and come pre-assembled in a range of sizes. The limited edition range is an extension of the basic range and features only 1000 products, which are hand finished with unique additions using corroded steel, spun copper, perspex and aluminium.
The lights can be wall or ceiling mounted or can rest on any appropriate surface and give off an intriguing dappled light effect due to the waffle-like build of the shades.
I don’t know how you guys feel about these lights but I fell in love with them as soon as I spotted them. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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”.
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.