Cleverly combining functionality and aesthetics, the work of London-based designer Barend Massow Hemmes, of Massow Design, is eye-catching to say the least. His unique and ingenious Hemmesphere lighting designs are the result of the influences he acquired whilst working as an interior designer.
The innovative lights, fixtures and fittings, available from Hemmesphere website, include the Auric Lattice light shades, which are carefully engineered in renewable, laser-cut birch-ply and come pre-assembled in a range of sizes. The limited edition range is an extension of the basic range and features only 1000 products, which are hand finished with unique additions using corroded steel, spun copper, perspex and aluminium.
The lights can be wall or ceiling mounted or can rest on any appropriate surface and give off an intriguing dappled light effect due to the waffle-like build of the shades.
I don’t know how you guys feel about these lights but I fell in love with them as soon as I spotted them. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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.
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.