i love the idea of style and function combined. why not place things you use as decoration? i had a glass candy jar from my wedding and rather than fill it with potpourri or something i decided to fill it with candles for my candlestick holders. i got stylish guestware, so why not place it on a wall shelf? i like doing puzzles, so i use them as a mat for my coffee table. see this is my idea of fun. and i'm sure gabriele appreciates it since we had to spend a great deal of money furnishing the apartment because it came to us bare bones. :)
i'll end on this: why on earth does a 20x20 cm square frame cost 8 euros (approx. 11 USD)? i have fabulous pictures i want to place above my bed frame and they need square frames. see, it's things like this that make me back out of things...at least for a while. though i don't know if i can give in to paying 50 bucks for 5 frames. yes. i'm cheap for some things.
p.s. i will own a bertoia diamond chair. someday. hopefully soon.