Using the existing surrounding details to compose new and ingenious technologies, designers can upgrade our lives with just a few well-appointed touches. Take as example this donut-shaped sub-miniature humidifier that floats on water – it addresses our concern of always being surrounded by a comfortable, balanced atmosphere wherever we are. Weighing only 35 grams, the Fogring water-floating mini aroma diffuser and humidifier lacks the usual fixed water tank – it simply needs any type of container filled with water to do its job. Easy to connect via USB or drawing energy from a battery pack, the Fogring is perfect for traveling. Available in various colors, the portable humidifier prevents the propagation of germs, is easy to clean and can also be used as an aroma diffuser. Check out the video below to see how the tiny humidifier works and let us know what you think – are you excited about this little gadget?
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.
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.