Handmade from natural stone, this strikingly simple pendant light captures the beautiful features of grey volcanic rock. Named after Japan’s largest active volcano – Mount Aso – the basalt lava pendant lamp keeps its original grey color captured in a timeless shape. The Aso San basalt lava pendant lamp was imagined by German designer Daniel Stoller and hand-chiseled until the final shape was obtained. The opulence of this splendid material was imprinted on the works of the artist, capturing a moment in time when lava formed that exact pattern displayed by each piece of light. Check out how it’s made from a basalt lava block – just scroll to the end of this post and you will see how natural material is manipulated to be suited for modern living environments. Although it looks heavy and imposing, the lamp seen on StilSucht is actually quite lightweight and successfully adorns a contemporary space.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.
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. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.