Humans since 1982 – a Stockholm-based design studio – have come up with an interesting idea for illuminating spaces – a dark powder-coated set of surveillance cameras acting as shells for the lights flooding the room, named Surveillance Chandelier. The set of aluminum surveillance cameras hanging from the ceiling convey a Big Brother feeling and extend the idea of surveillance inside, where the protective space is transformed into a constant reminder of everyday life. This impressive light fixture was inspired by the designer’s earlier version of this product, the Surveillance Light. The Swedish and German designers of Human since 1982 uniquely craft each piece by hand, creating a connection to each client that will end up with one of these modern chandeliers. Each featuring 5 to 6 cameras, the chandeliers can be exhibited in many different commercial or residential spaces. Ten unique handmade Surveillance Chandeliers are available, ensuring not only that you will have an interesting focal point in your room, but also that you will be among the few who do. The surveillance chandelier is available at Victor Hunt, Brussels and Phillips de Pury, London.
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.
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.