We ran across this intriguing wooden sculpture envisioned by Lausanne-based Vincent Kohler, which I believe would integrate nicely in an office building voided by personality, or even in an extremely large home. Entitled “Billon”, the project measures 110 x 100 x 300 cm (43? x 39? x 118?) and is said to be inspired by the idea of an exploding log. The pieces were cut, respecting the laws of symmetry, which makes the whole look appealing. An interesting geometry is created, and each point of view reveals new shapes. The tree crust seems to hover on the surface, making one curious about the way all those elements stay together. The projects was completed by using a support constructed by polystyrene and resin. For art lovers, the interpretations of this modern sculpture are probably numerous. How would you define it? Do you consider this to be an inspired idea for modern interiors? [Photography by: Geoffrey Cottenceau]
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.
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.