Just like missing a call, missing a visit can change the outcome of your day. We just discovered iDoorCam WiFi, a sleek gizmo that allows users to see and speak to the person who’s ringing their front doorbell, no matter where they are located. By installing an application on iOS and Android devices, home owners can conveniently keep track of their visitors. If you recall, we also featured a similar doorbell on our site a while back.
According to the official project description, when a person rings the doorbell, iDoorCam sends an alert, allowing you to see, hear and speak to the person at your door from your mobile devices. A two-way audio system means visitors can also hear you talking. You can add multiple users to each device, so that everyone receives the call and can answer it. Check out the video above to see extended information on how the product works!
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.
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”.