The result of an original collaboration between famous architect Zaha Hadid and perfumer Anne Flipo, this new Donna Karan Woman perfume bottle is stirring up a lot of interest these days. The style and signature of Zaha Hadid marks this new bold project and we are curious to know what the users of this perfume appreciate more- the content or the original looking container, that the architect briefly describes as follows: “the bottle’s dark, translucent qualities offer a sense of mystery that awakens our curiosity.” And if you are interested in how the scent was developed, here is a statement from Anne Flipo: ““Starting with an earthy base of sandalwood and Haitian vetiver, I added contrasting elements to evoke the complexity of the female psyche. first thought about everything a woman embodies and then picked notes to match these characteristics. Aldehydes and pink pepper top notes add a whirl of liberty, while softer florals like jasmine, rose, and violet are a romantic, ultra-feminine touch.” Interested in trying it out?
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.
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”.