Russian artist Salavat Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create his sculptures atop pencils. The works take anywhere from six to 12 hours to make. Fidai also paints artworks on seeds and his favorite canvas is the pumpkin seed.
An animal hide rug and animal hide upholstered craftsman chair bring texture and intrigue to this contemporary living room design. A glass coffee table lightens the space. White walls, ample lighting and an open design magnify the spacious feel.
You don’t need a big screen in order to enlarge what’s on your phone. Slide your device into this cardboard box with a glass lens (what?!), then project whatever’s on-screen onto the surface of your choice. It’ll blow up the image to as much as 8x magnification. Can you say, “movie night”?
Designer Michael Habachy used a crystal lens by Ralph Lauren to magnify his favorite photo in a coffee table book as decoration in a condo in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. You can do the same, by purchasing a glass or plexiglass lens or paperweight to enhance an object.
The two aluminum medicine cabinets above the vanity look like modern mirrors, but slow-close doors open up to reveal a fully mirrored interior with three adjustable glass shelves. A built-in magnifying mirror on the inside of the doors is vertically adjustable to accommodate users of different heights. A weaved basket under the vanity offers an easy way to store clean, rolled towels or gather used towels for laundry.