When one thinks of construction materials, paper is probably the last idea that comes to mind. Artist Christina Lihan of Lihan Studio creates intricate buildings with fascinating details by using hand-cut paper. Her works (discovered on My Modern Met) are amazing three-dimensional replicas of famous bridges, various landmarks and buildings across the world, such as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal.
Here is a statement from the artist revealing further details of her sculptural paper buildings: “These artworks are made using unpainted, plain watercolor paper. I use very heavy 300 lb. cold press paper: Lanaquarelle, Arches and Fabriano. Although the pieces look like sculpture, they hang on the wall and range from 2? to 6? deep. They are framed in shadow box frames, which I usually make, out of wood, either stained or left natural, depending on the piece“. We invite you to patiently check out the impressive details of each design and let us know if you find Christina’s projects as delightfully entangled as we do.
Don’t worry about making your shelf picture-perfect. Displaying a collection of toys is a simple, eye-catching solution, and the resulting vignette just might double as wall art! Below we see the Radial Wall Shelf from The Land of Nod. To cut down on the cluttered look, try grouping items by color! These Color Bar Ledges from The Land of Nod make the job easy. Use the shelves themselves to create an artful wall vignette, especially if you purchase intriguing pieces like these Shape Shifter Wall Shelves. This Land of Nod hinged metal shelving allows for a range of configurations, from rectangles to arrows. And don’t forget about creative ideas such as placing patterned paper at the back of your shelving to create a vibrant backdrop. These Honeycomb Wall Shelves are styled with shades of turquoise. Do you have any shelf styling tips to share? Leave a comment below.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.