Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design. Find more about Lavinia on our about us page.

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Idea On Making The Best Of A Small Apartment

This fascinating one room apartment stretches over an area of only 36 sqm, yet it is very smartly organized. The walls are painted in white which is actually the basic rule for increasing the feeling of space into a small home. The plan of this beautiful looking loft is quite simple: it has one room plus kitchen which was ingeniously…

7 Playful Stickers for Creative Light Switches

There has been a while since we’ve covered a post on light switches. Here is a creative idea that does not necessarily have to be applied only for switches, but for all types of electric outlets. These playful stickers were created by illustrator Ziemowit Maj… and are meant to brake all monotony that is usually associated with these types of

Browse the New IKEA 2011 Catalog Online

We have some news for all of you IKEA fans out there! The new 2011  IKEA Catalog is now available online for you to browse and check out the latest trends as envisioned by the famous home products giant.  Still promoting “affordable solutions for better living” the IKEA 2011 Catalog contains no less than 376 pages, so what you gotta…

A-Cero Strikes Again: Amazing Concrete House in Madrid

We’ve seen so many incredible displays of design and architecture from A-Cero… that now our expectations (and probably your as well) are getting  higher and higher when it comes to a company with such an amazing portfolio. So far it seems that the architects at A-Cero live up to their prestige and their latest residential project stands as a solid

Magic Chair with Invisible Feet from Davide Conti

At a first glance, this chair appears to disobey the laws of Physics. The Magic Chair comes from designer Davide Conti… and seems to only stand on one foot. This optical illusion is made possible due to a transparent material which is used to help maintain the balance of the chair. But since this material is almost invisible, when looking

Incredible Architecture by Ramón Esteve

The photos below belong to several homes designed by Spanish architect Ramón Esteve… and combine contemporary living with the freedom of holiday homes. Some of the exterior walls have an impressive rocky finish probably inspired by the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the constructions. Outdoor relaxing areas are well defined and you will notice plenty of patio furniture elements within the

Exclusive Bathtub Design from Condor-Paris

“L’invitation au voyage” is the message that this Haute Coutoure bathtub from Condor-Paris… is trying to transmit. Resembling a giant but very classy suitcase, this appealing bathroom product could be a real collection piece for those interesting in traveling. The “voyageurs”  probably get a kick of this tub’s side belts and unusual leather cushion which one can rest his or

Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment

You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects…, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a

Incredible House With Tree Shaped Interiors in Tokyo

This unusual looking home comes from Mount Fuji Architects Studio… and is located in Tokyo, Japan. It was built for a couple in a residential area of the city, even though the architecture manages to separate the project from its urban environment. A first noticeable particularity is the fact that the ceiling is not leveled. One step inside and one

Exotic Beach Residence in Queensland, Australia

It was high time we showcased another exotic residence on Freshome. The Marcus Beach House was designed by Bark Architects… and its unusual exterior could remind one of a fancy tropical resort rather than a large and spacious contemporary home. Located just 250 meters away from the Marcus Beach, in Australia, this building had a lot going for it if

Contemporary Architecture Making Up For A Harsh Environment

Edward Suzuki Associates… is an architecture company from Japan whose latest works include this impressive home. EDDI’s House was named after the nickname of one of the architects and is said to be located in a very harsh environment. This is why this project is not about connecting the home with its exterior, but rather emphasizing on the interior. Here

Elegant Contemporary Home With Minimalist Interiors in Iowa

This unbelievable home was designed by Substance Architecture… and is located in Iowa, USA. The project consisted in turning around the architecture of a home initially built in 1941. Everything was rearranged and reorganized in order to create a unified living space with a high level of functionality. The overall results are stunning in matters of both aesthetics and functionality: 

Incredible Fab Lab House Generates Three Times More Energy Than It Consumes

Sustainability and green technologies have taken over the world of design lately as more and more projects develop with these new concepts in mind. The Fab Lab House comes from Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)… and is a great example of eco-living. This Madrid-based project generates three times the energy it consumes and also houses an orchard in

Amazing Home With Original Elevated Pool

A swimming pool can have a major influence on how a home looks and feels. In this particular case, it seems that the pool is not an accessory, but the focal point of the entire residence.  This amazing home is called Casa Devoto and was created by a design team from Andrés RemyArchitects…. The house looks absolutely breathtaking and

Suitcase Hanger, a Unique Storage Idea

We found this crazy idea over at Lotty Lindeman…, a young designer from The Netherlands. Tassenkast is the name of this original project which is said to combine the furniture storage with traveling. This is a very practical idea, as plenty of objects can be stored into the suitcases, from clothes to shoes and even books. In fact, Tassenkast

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