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.
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.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.