The Halo lighting collection, designed by Martín Azúa for Vibia, evokes technology, design, art and life to create a family of pendant lights that is unique for this type. This light design floats in the air forming harmonious shapes – lines, circles-, while generating sensations similar to those experienced in nature.
Halo provides an extraordinary lighting effect that can be regulated depending on the mood. The collection enables the creation of ambient light that illuminates the space, becoming a decorative component that is both simple and striking. Equipped with LED strips and a PPMMA diffusor, the lighting produces a subtle light that mixes natural vibes with the atmosphere both in its circular and linear forms. Its translucent material line projects light, acting as a shade to avoid glare. This enables the lighting to be placed in any space and at any height. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Vibia]
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.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.