Lego-lovers out there, you can add this construction to your Lego inspiration folder. Constructed in 2011, the pavilion is an urban stage for performances of all kinds exhibitions and events. The temporary pavilion was built for the Grenswerk Festival in Enschede, Netherlands, in a public space. Michiel de Wit and Filip Jonker of LOOSFM were the ones who designed the versatile and temporary meeting space named “Abondatus Gigantus“. Bricks in red, blue, yellow, black and white were carefully placed to shape a church-like structure that reinterprets the use of well-known Lego bricks. Rising 20 feet in the air, the installation features a a honeycomb pattern that draws natural light in. Bouncing off the colored walls, light creates an interesting effect inside. One of many Lego-inspired designs, the Abondatus Gigantus shows that an iconic design can serve as inspiration for many other interesting projects.
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”.
Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers.