Bluetooth Bulb is a fabulous prototype LED light bulb using Bluetooth technology to construct an appealing set of features that simplifies your interaction with the lights in your home. Promising to save energy and make your life easier, this amazing project takes the light bulb one step further into the future. The embedded Bluetooth 4.0 technology allows you to control the light intensity and color with a few simple touches. Download the app, pair your smartphone up with one or several light bulbs throughout your home and gain full control over the light, its brightness or color. It even gives you access to an automatic timer and you can pair one bulb with several devices, so any member of the family has access to it from as far as 50 meters (164 feet) away. For now, the Bluetooth Bulb is a patented prototype, but we are confident it will change the way we interact with ambient light and give us more time to do the things we enjoy instead of the things we have to. If you think this technology will make you lazy, then I bet you don’t have a remote control in your home.
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.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.