Bluetooth Bulb is a fabulous prototype LED light bulb using Bluetooth technology to construct an appealing set of features that simplifies your interaction with the lights in your home. Promising to save energy and make your life easier, this amazing project takes the light bulb one step further into the future. The embedded Bluetooth 4.0 technology allows you to control the light intensity and color with a few simple touches. Download the app, pair your smartphone up with one or several light bulbs throughout your home and gain full control over the light, its brightness or color. It even gives you access to an automatic timer and you can pair one bulb with several devices, so any member of the family has access to it from as far as 50 meters (164 feet) away. For now, the Bluetooth Bulb is a patented prototype, but we are confident it will change the way we interact with ambient light and give us more time to do the things we enjoy instead of the things we have to. If you think this technology will make you lazy, then I bet you don’t have a remote control in your home.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.
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.