Robert D (Gourdlight) sent us photos of his beautiful Handmade Gourd Lamps, which feature perforations on the surface for original lighting effects. According to the designer, the lampshades are made of gourd- amazing exotic fruit native in Africa, and at a very early date spread throughout the world by human migrations. The design of every lamp is achieved after carefully selecting dried shells of gourd fruit and drilling patterns into them.
Different parts and colors of the lampshades are designed by carving deeper or shallower into layers of wood. Every lamp has few thousands perforations in different diameters which allows light to shine through the lampshade and cast the patterns on the surrounding walls. Lamps are finished of with jewelery waxed strings which consort with the lamps design. Each of the lamp is unique because shape was originally created by nature and their designs are always varied. [Photos and information sent via e-mail by Gourdlight]
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.
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.