21 posts tagged Decor
21 posts tagged Decor
These dazzling photos by Mohammad Domiri reveal the awesome interiors of Grand Mosques in northern Iran. Domiri is a physics student and self-taught photographer interested in documenting traditional architectural monuments found throughout the Middle East, mosques in particular.
Domiri described his work in a Daily Mail interview:
"In Iran, we have many historical sites - but some of the greatest are places of worship like mosques. As we have a grand mosque in every big city there are many historical buildings with lots of beautiful mosaics to capture.
I like looking for the symmetry, mosaics and artworks in these temples. I like how they let the light come inside and columns are special too as they divide interior space and give some depth.
Maybe some of these historical sites will not exist in 20 years or change a lot during that time. When I am capturing these pictures, I think about how they will be recorded and in future I hope people will be able to see their beauty.”
These beautiful mosques, ornately decorated with mesmerizing mosaics and geometric patterns, require special permission to be photographed, which makes Domiri’s stunning photos all the more exceptional.
Why settle for simply painting your walls when you could be covering them with fantastic wallpaper pattens like these? These designs were all created by Megan Rose Gedris, also known as Rosalarian, and are currently available via Spoonflower.
If you’re like us and already have tentacles on your fingers, face and arms and put up a betentacled Cthulhumas tree each December, odds are your walls are already pulsating with ancient evil. So papering them with Rosalarian’s awesome I Love Craft (get it?) Cthulhu damask wallpaper seems like an appropriately unnatural next step.
Of course, if the ravenous undead are more your style, she’s also got striking Brain and Zombie Brain designs. There’s a gorgeous Mermaid damask pattern as well. The best part is, because these patterns are up on Spoonflower, they’re also available as fabric and gift wrap.
As a lifelong fan of Star Trek: The Original Series, Line Rainville knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up and got her very own house - deck it out from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with Star Trek decor. And that’s exactly what she did to her geektastic home in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.
The project began with a Star Trek-themed home theatre in Line’s basement and grew from there. After a year’s worth of renovations and about $30,000, Line’s awesome home now features elements from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, Spock’s personal quarters, the transporter room, and lots more. There’s a food replicator in the kitchen and we even spotted a Tribble on one of the control panels on the bridge and a bottle of Saurian brandy on the dining table.
Available via the Afterlight Sculpture Etsy shop, each parasitoid plate cover is hand cast in high-quality resin with a cold cast bronze surface.
We promise not to make fun if you end up sleeping with the light on.
[via Obvious Winner]
Sylvia Pope is a 70-year-old grandmother from Wales who loves Christmas. Her house in Morriston, Swansea, South Wales is home to her ever-growing collection of Christmas ornaments, which now numbers over 1800 pieces. The glittering holiday baubles come from all over the world and, because she has more than would fit on her Christmas tree, they hang from her living room ceiling for all to enjoy.
Sylvia began collecting Christmas ornaments in 1999. Her sparkling collection - now worth over $32,000 - is so large that, in years past, she would have to start hanging them from her ceiling in September in order to be done in time for the holidays.
Sylvia said: ‘I love them - and everyone smiles when they see how many I have hanging above my living room. I spend about £100 [~ $165] a year on new baubles and visit all the festive markets to find new ones. I have baubles from all around the world - friends even bring me them from holiday and I have some from Greece with donkeys and cats on. I also have ones from famous shops such as Macy’s and Harrods. My grandchildren and play ‘I Spy’ with the different baubles. We have great fun.’
Sylvia enjoys the sight of her twinkling ornament collection so much that she would leave them all up until March. However this year, due to a dodgy knee, Sylvia finally decided to simply leave them up year round.
She says, ‘I intend to keep collecting as many baubles as I can for as long as I can. They are brilliant.’
"You never know what you might get when old friends from out-of-town drop in. Thank goodness that even after that stint in the nut house they haven’t changed much and are still wearing a squirrel mask in public."
[via Estate Store]
If you ask us (and we’re so glad you did), there’s no such thing as a home decked out with too many tentacles. The “Octo-Labra" and the Octopus Punch Bowl, both offered by The Source Collection, seem like they would add the sort of of high-end natural elegance that you just can’t get by asking a live octopus to hold your candles or your punch. We know they’re intelligent creatures, but that doesn’t mean we’d trust them not to wander off with our lights and beverages. In fact, they might actually do it on purpose just to save themselves a trip to the store.
[via Laughing Squid]
"Inspired by an obsession with the ocean and a fascination with extravagant interiors of old churches, Adam Wallacavage transformed the dining room of his South Philadelphia Victorian Brownstone into something from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Teaching himself the ancient art of ornamental plastering, Adam evolved his new found skills into making plaster cast octopus shaped chandeliers as the final touch to his underwater themed room."
Adam is officially welcome to come over and transform any and all of our rooms. We can’t think of a single space at Geyser of Awesome headquarters that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of more tentacles.