Walking the streets and stumbling across a work of Aakash Nihalani can mean a wonderful disruption. Blending mathematics into day to day life led the artist into the fun and playful world of ingenious street art. Entitled Sum Times and discovered on This is Colossal, the carefully executed projects below exude originality. Artist Aakash Nihalani usually creates (modern) art using neon-colored tape in various geometric forms, which is also the case in the works depicted by the photos below.
Everyone can spot simple mathematic formulas in day to day life, but few are those who take advantage of them in a professional purpose. With the help of inspired street art, old building can look cheerful and garbage cans can make one think of something else other than waste. Have a look at how the artist managed to transform some otherwise depressing urban landscapes into creative ones and let us know your thoughts on this particular initiative.
Don’t worry about making your shelf picture-perfect. Displaying a collection of toys is a simple, eye-catching solution, and the resulting vignette just might double as wall art! Below we see the Radial Wall Shelf from The Land of Nod. To cut down on the cluttered look, try grouping items by color! These Color Bar Ledges from The Land of Nod make the job easy. Use the shelves themselves to create an artful wall vignette, especially if you purchase intriguing pieces like these Shape Shifter Wall Shelves. This Land of Nod hinged metal shelving allows for a range of configurations, from rectangles to arrows. And don’t forget about creative ideas such as placing patterned paper at the back of your shelving to create a vibrant backdrop. These Honeycomb Wall Shelves are styled with shades of turquoise. Do you have any shelf styling tips to share? Leave a comment 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”.