Wandering on the streets of Madrid, this splendid city of culture and siestas, is an exciting thing to do. A city filled with life and colour makes you curious and ready to start a journey of discovery. The best thing about visiting such a dynamic city is that it offers you the possibility to bump into impressive buildings, unique coffee shops and exciting places. As we surfed the internet searching for cool spots in Madrid, we landed on polkadot, where we did find something that caught our attention. We found an interesting vegan restaurant, Rayén Vegano, boasting a creative and ephemeral installation which happens to mark the restaurant’s entrance.
The installation is a project brought to your attention by (fos) a multidisciplinary team of artists. “Fos” stands for “light” in Greek and “melted” in Catalan. It’s also the name of this remarkable installation built using simple items such as: yellow tape, painted décor elements, pineapples and a lamp. All these brought together, create the illusion of light, “a visual game between perspective and colored volumes that gained the looks.” Impressive, isn’t it?
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.
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.