i love this time of year because art and design students are finishing up their final projects and i get to see some really beautiful- and innovative- ideas pop up around town and in my inbox. i was really taken with this project from amyel oliveros, a graduating senior at pratt in brooklyn. amyel designed this shelf to be a “breath of fresh air” and a flexible solution to organizing “the detritus of life”. unlike traditional shelves, the grasp shelf conforms to different shapes and sizes of objects and acts as a display on the wall. i love the concept and think amyel is definitely on to something with this design. i’d be curious to see this done in beautiful shades of felt, perhaps in an ombre fade from light to dark grey, or light to dark purple, but i think as a concept and idea to work on, it’s fantastic. amyel (and other student’s) work will be on display at the pratt show, may 11-14, in manhattan. to get tickets and check out more great student work, click here. thanks, angeline!