If you’re aiming to find unconventional, yet beautiful relaxing spots, here’s one you’d really love: the picturesque concrete Observation platform, “sunken” in the middle of the lake, in Vöcklabruck, Austria. We’ve spotted it on My Modern Met and as soon as we saw it, we thought this is just too awesome to keep it just for us. The strange spot attracts tourists like a magnet, because it was designed to allow people to walk below the water surface without getting them wet. Who wouldn’t like to admire the site from the middle of the lake?
Somehow the entire project reminds us of the surreal works of art, with people that have special abilities, without being limited of their own human condition. Basically, the Observation platform is an interesting way to get a different view upon the environment. It empowers you to explore the surface of the water, just like a surrealist character. Although it promotes the idea that you don’t get wet, you’ll have to pay attention when it rains because the level of the water raises and well, you will eventually feel the water “dancing” in your shoes!
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
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.