Humans since 1982 – a Stockholm-based design studio – have come up with an interesting idea for illuminating spaces – a dark powder-coated set of surveillance cameras acting as shells for the lights flooding the room, named Surveillance Chandelier. The set of aluminum surveillance cameras hanging from the ceiling convey a Big Brother feeling and extend the idea of surveillance inside, where the protective space is transformed into a constant reminder of everyday life. This impressive light fixture was inspired by the designer’s earlier version of this product, the Surveillance Light. The Swedish and German designers of Human since 1982 uniquely craft each piece by hand, creating a connection to each client that will end up with one of these modern chandeliers. Each featuring 5 to 6 cameras, the chandeliers can be exhibited in many different commercial or residential spaces. Ten unique handmade Surveillance Chandeliers are available, ensuring not only that you will have an interesting focal point in your room, but also that you will be among the few who do. The surveillance chandelier is available at Victor Hunt, Brussels and Phillips de Pury, London.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.
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.