We are natural light fiends. We hate blocking even a smidgen of light from coming through windows. Yet, we're enchanted by this photo of window shelves from Metropolitan home...
Granted, the reason this concept works so beautifully in this kitchen (designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture and designer Amy Lau) is because the windows are huge and there are so many of them. Still, the idea has us thinking about future applications. It's a bit cliche but it would be lovely to display a collection of colored glass in front of a large window that doesn't need to be open or closed (the window itself or a window covering).
To check out the amazing home that hosts this kitchen, check out Metropolitan Home: The Art of Compromise.
(Image: Joshua McHugh )