We know you architects and designers out there are constantly looking for new ways to simplify your work. Seen on Yanko Design, the Hole Measuring Tape from designer Sunghoon Jung is a 2012 iF Design Talents Award entry and a practical instrument, soon to be implemented. The product allows its user to draw straight lines easier and with precision, while in the same time assessing their length. Unlike most rulers or common measuring tapes, this idea comes with a functional gap, which the user can use to “trap” a pencil and sketch more accurately. The design has more than one measuring systems, which is definitely a useful feature. You should know the item is still in the concept phase, but it will probably be on the market soon. How would you comment on this creative measuring tape upgrade? Is it a must-have instrument in your work?
Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers.
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.