Ever leave your phone, laptop or tablet lying on the floor, tethered to a plug like a lonely boat at sea? With two USB ports and four AC outlets, the Tower offers plenty of space to charge all your devices. No more diving behind the headboard to plug in, and no fumbling around for your phone at 4 am. Everything you need is right at hand with this modern looking device recently launched by The Art Of Power. The project can also be wmployed when it comes to clearing desks, as it easily tucks away all extension cords and power strip bricks occupying your work area.
Remove the base, and the Tower slips easily behind furniture. It’s out of the way, but right there when you need a charge. The gizmo also comes with a special pocket able to hold standard-sized tablets and mobile phones while charging. We appreciate its highly modern design, very much in tune with contemporary home trends. How would you comment on the appearance and functionality of this product? Do you have a special charger device in your home? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by The Art Of Power]
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”.
Don’t worry about making your shelf picture-perfect. Displaying a collection of toys is a simple, eye-catching solution, and the resulting vignette just might double as wall art! Below we see the Radial Wall Shelf from The Land of Nod. To cut down on the cluttered look, try grouping items by color! These Color Bar Ledges from The Land of Nod make the job easy. Use the shelves themselves to create an artful wall vignette, especially if you purchase intriguing pieces like these Shape Shifter Wall Shelves. This Land of Nod hinged metal shelving allows for a range of configurations, from rectangles to arrows. And don’t forget about creative ideas such as placing patterned paper at the back of your shelving to create a vibrant backdrop. These Honeycomb Wall Shelves are styled with shades of turquoise. Do you have any shelf styling tips to share? Leave a comment below.