Gabion stone wall at Maleny House in Australia. Designed by Bark Design Architects. This could be great if you left space in the top for a planter or planted right into the sides with moss, air plants, or tiny hidden sculptures.
LOFT SPACE AS AN ART STUDIO; Loft and library combined: Rustic and industrial make a happy marriage in designer Jill Sharp Brinson's Atlanta house. Her 1936 cottage's old barn beams to define the loft and steel shelves for books. From House Beautiful