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Cathedral Art Installation Made from 55,000 LED Lights in Belgium [Video]


The second edition of the spectacular Ghent Light Festival… held in Belgium, for four days (from January 26 to January 29, 2012), displayed quite a few interesting projects. This year’s themes were happiness and music, portrayed in over 30 unique exhibitions. But the focal point of the event is said to have been a giant art installation shaped like a

Portrait Collection by SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory


Mosaics have been used since ancient times either as a decorative art form or as an aspect of interior design. Ancient mosaics typically depicted historical scenes or were used to record scenes of everyday life. Whatever they featured, they were a lasting way to immortalise our existence during a certain period of time.

Giving the art of mosaics a very

Exposed Brick and Timber Interiors Flooded By Light


A stunning San Francisco Loft opens before your eyes when visiting this New York style apartment located in the award-winning former General Electric building. Interiors in exposed brick and timber are flooded by natural light coming from the large windows spreading up to the high ceilings. With hardwood flooring throughout and a private elevator, the fascinating collection of spaces of

15 Remarkable Resorts Presented on Freshome in 2011

In 2011 we could not help but notice your appetite for beautiful places of relaxation. This is why for today we gathered 15 incredible resorts across the world that were presented on Freshome last year. As usual, you can click on each photo for more pictures and details about the retreats. If you happened to see any of them for…

Picturesque Rural Villa Outside Aspen, Capturing Views of Ski Areas


We received a press release about a project designed by architects Lipkin Warner Planning and Design Associates… and located just seven miles outside Aspen, Colorado. Here is the description we were sent: “The owners had specific goals: a warm, modern, luxurious ranch house with lots of entertaining areas, a horse barn and artist studio, capturing views of all four ski

How to Adapt Indoor Plants to Your Decor: Smartwall


We received an inspiring project from Northern Innovators Inc.…, who recently created a new concept in interior landscaping. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “Smartwall is an art piece that can be customized into various textures and colors. Whether this artwork is green or has seasonal colors Smartwall gives you choice and flexibility for

Elegant and Colorful Chairs Inspired by Diverse Human Personalities: Individuale


We received a unique chair collection from Life Given A Shape… that we would love to share further. Here is the description we were sent from the project developers: “The inspiration for Individuale came from our observation of the interplay of people, personalities and characters that colour our lives. Sitting with friends, family or complete strangers, we were amazed by

Modern Home Near London Built Around a Spectacular Reception Room


Paxton Locher Architects… designed a spacious contemporary residence in Hampstead Village, London. The 6,500 square foot home was built around a highly modern reception room, the focal point of the entire project. Here is more from the architects regarding the structure of the project: “An open-plan kitchen with dining area adjoins the reception room at one end, along with a

Family Home Displaying a Spectacular Design in Australia: Patane Residence


Patane Residence was designed by the architects at bureau^proberts… and is located in Newmarket, Queensland, Australia. According to the official project description we were sent, “the home was designed for a young family and occupies the crest of a hill facing south towards the Brisbane city skyline and Mount Coot-tha. A series of connected pavilions perched on solid concrete platforms

Modern Home with Sophisticated Details and Views of the Stockholm Inlet


Welcome to a recently built modern villa found on Residence.se…, that features an inviting pool and great views of the Stockholm inlet. The plastered facade along with the numerous windows give a sober modern impression to the exterior of the residence. With a total living area of 227 square meters (five bedrooms and three bathrooms), this place is perfect

Comic Book Shelves Now Available for Sale on the US Market


A while back, we presented this original shelving idea on Freshome here…, and got a pretty good response. The Comic Book Shelves designed by Oscar Nuñez are now available for purchase on the US Market. “Previously a commission piece, we worked with Oscar directly to develop his design for a broader market after he won our Creative Shelving Contest“,

Sustainable Family-Friendly Los Altos Hills Residence


After seeing the Twenty Five Lusk Lounge in San Francisco, designed by CCS Architecture…, this amazing Los Altos Hills Residence proves that the architects have an eye for fine details. The San Francisco-based studio CCS Architecture designed the 6,000 square foot residence for a family of five, creating all the spaces according to the client’s brief – a family-friendly

Solid and Flexible Bamboo Chair In Limited Edition


The Bamboestoel (Dutch for Bamboo Chair) is a great chair design that captures the potential of a fascinating and versatile material. By using one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth to create a standstill of its texture and properties to create a nest-like design, the artists working on the project – Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen… – give the impression

Atypical Scandinavian Villa in the Stockholm Archipelago


With a total living area of 238 square meters, this inspiring modern home located in a municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, is not what you would normally expect from a typical Scandinavian home. The residence (seen on Residence.se…) is said to be designed in a contemporary international style and offers fabulous views of the surrounding landscape. Large sliding patio

Playful Lighting: Cute Balloon Lamps by Estiluz


Can you remember the last time you enjoyed throwing one of these in the air? The people of Estiluz… probably thought it was time to remind you of the playful potential that a balloon has to offer. So they created  a series of cute balloon lamps that can be used in the children’s rooms. But even though these designs were

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