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?
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
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. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.