Designer Samuel Bernier created a range of 3D-printed lampshades which he entitled “Dentelle”. The collection is elegant, creative, and each of its items cost about 5$ to complete. Don’t believe us? Here is the story behind the project from the designer: “When I moved in my new apartment, the last owner had left a Rigolit lamp in the middle of the living room. An object that looks like a fishing rod holding a big paper cloud. The lampshade was ripped from everywhere and Scotch tape was holding it together”.
Samuel tried to find a “decent” lamp design for his home, but as he explains, the models he ran across were either too expensive or too unappealing. So, “a few hours later, thanks to affordable 3D printing, a unique lampshade was made. I couldn’t stop there, so I designed 2,3… 12 different ones, using always the same shape and changing only the color and the texture. They take between 4 and 12 hours to print, use absolutely no support material, weight between 50g and 100g and cost less than 5$ to print”. And they look fantastic, we dare add.
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.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.