Uniquely displaying a bold and sophisticated pattern and an elegant, clean shell, the Can Can Pendant Light was designed by Netherlands-based designer Marcel Wanders and is exclusively available online in the U.S. for the first time on YLighting. We recently featured his fabulous Crochet Furniture Collection and today, the fascinating Can Can Pendant Light was brought to our attention. Available in a series of color combinations – black/transparent, white/transparent, black/yellow, black/fuchsia, white/yellow, white/fuchsia – the pendant light adorns your room with a gorgeous decorative effect: ” Can Can melds together simple classic forms with features that draw on tradition. From a distance, Can Can introduces itself as a lamp with a stern design that unexpectedly, when seen close up, reveals a floral decoration that filters the light as it is diffused. Delicate and unpredictable, the beam is broken by the polycarbonate decorative flourish to create an ever changing fabric of light.” The YLighting + FLOS Pattern Play Design Contest offers you a chance to win the lamp and an additional $2,500 – and this is only the first prize. Check out the YLighting website for more details and good luck to those participating in the contest!
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.