We ran across this intriguing wooden sculpture envisioned by Lausanne-based Vincent Kohler, which I believe would integrate nicely in an office building voided by personality, or even in an extremely large home. Entitled “Billon”, the project measures 110 x 100 x 300 cm (43? x 39? x 118?) and is said to be inspired by the idea of an exploding log. The pieces were cut, respecting the laws of symmetry, which makes the whole look appealing. An interesting geometry is created, and each point of view reveals new shapes. The tree crust seems to hover on the surface, making one curious about the way all those elements stay together. The projects was completed by using a support constructed by polystyrene and resin. For art lovers, the interpretations of this modern sculpture are probably numerous. How would you define it? Do you consider this to be an inspired idea for modern interiors? [Photography by: Geoffrey Cottenceau]
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”.
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.