We received some photos about an original coat hanger conceived by David Cathro, a designer from Sweden. Blomp is a wall mounted coat-hanger as well as an unusual support for keys or other small objects that fit in pockets, such as credit cards, gloves and so on. The project comes with a textured, ribbed exterior surface, perfect for hanging various clothes. Each Blomp is hand cast in polyurethane resin and individually hand finished by the designer. Various colors are available, making the coat hanger easily adapted to a variety of contemporary interiors. David explained that he could not find a manufacturer for the design, as the production process is considered too difficult (perhaps some of you out there can help with that), so he currently assembles the items in the comfort of his own home. We appreciate the originality, playfulness and functionality of this coat hanger and are eager to find out your opinions as well.
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.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.