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Raphaelle Guran is a blogger, full time writer and a Digital Marketing specialist. She is fascinated with Advertising and the Creative Industries, paying a special interest in Creativity of all kinds. She doesn't believe in neither limits nor limitations and the constantly growing thirst of new fields of inspiration brought her to Freshome.

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Super Creative Outdoor Advertising: OBI Renovated Billboards

Germany is the proud owner of hundreds of hardware stores, DIY shops, in one word, a market overwhelmed with competitors, services, products and billboards, time for a change and a new approach. To survive in such a jungle, one always needs to find ways to distinguish itself and amidst the crowd of confusing advertising, to be original yet relevant. Largest

Magnetic Hangers Save Space in Your Closet: Cliq by Flow Design

Check these gorgeous magnetic hangers reinterpreted by the creative German-Latvian duo Georg Dwalischwili and Janis Karklins of Flow Design…! With a cutting edge design that helps you save space in your closet (up to six centimetres of vertical space), the invention dubbed Cliq is a sleek clothing hanger that eliminates the hook, replacing it with strong magnets. At a

A Deeper Sense of Nature: Maza House by CHK Arquitectura

CHK Arquitectura… designed and completed Maza House, a residential project built for relaxation purposes. Nested near Lake of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, it was envisioned as an open space that allows residents to experience nature even when inside and offer a deeper sense of nature. The boundaries between the environments tend to disappear whilst the colours inside mirror the majestic

A Cheerful House in London Inspiring Good Mood

DOSarchitecture…, an architecture studio based in UK, completed this year a single-family residence, a cheerful house with a true personality in Little Venice, London. Bright and lively, it inspires elegance and comfort. The back of the house accommodates an atrium made of glass encasing the dinning room. It’s open, offering wonderful views of the garden and it’s connected to

Gold is Chic and Modern: Brass Fixtures to Upgrate your Kitchen

Yanic Simard…, the talented Canadian interior designer, recently renovated his kitchen. With a totally functional layout, the space didn’t need a drastic makeover. But according to the designer, the kitchen did feel dull, therefore needed an upgrade. It’s the feeling you get once you get too used to a certain thing. It becomes mundane and then, out of the

Minimalist Sofa with Industrial Twists: Sofist by Sule Koc Design

Sule Koc…, an Istanbul-based industrial designer created Sofist, an intriguing and thought provoking furniture item. The distinguished piece is made of a simple metallic framework, decorated with pillows. With unique features, such as special “pockets” for storing books and a small adjacent wooden board, Sofist is the type of item that adds a sense of craziness to you home.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Sleek Organic Feel of Maple Set Knives

Maple Set Knives is an innovative set of two culinary knives prototyped by the Ottawa-based design firm, Federal Inc…. Featuring a sleek design, these utensils break the mould of traditional thinking on everyday products. Forget about the regular kitchen appliances you use on a daily basis. We bet you didn’t experience so far knives almost entirely made of maple. 

Traditional Family House Made of Sandstone: Project DG in Spain

DG House is a residential project completed by Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto… in Navarre, Spain. House looks traditional, boasting two volumes made of sandstone. Surrounded by a fence on which plants can climb, the house features a private terrace and a porch for lounging and relaxing. In the hot summer days, a cold drink and a book is all you need

Modern Countryside House with Unique Views of the Meadows in Australia

Luigi Rosselli Architects … designed this charming modern countryside house in Armidale, Australia. Exploring the benefits of rural living and carefully analysing the needs of the clients which developed a deep passion for collecting indigenous artefacts, the team responsible with the project came up with an interesting house concept.  On the inside, it boasts a refined modern-like urban finish adorned with

Unconventional, Yet Elegant Spiralling Oak Staircase by Paul Coudamy

French designer Paul Coudamy…, designed this unconventional spiraling oak staircase in a private home is Paris, France. His concept, elegantly mixing functionality and aesthetics, connects the ground floor with the first floor in virtually any environment you can imagine such as houses, studios, stores or any other housing space available. The fan-shaped trades, wide at the bottom and narrow

Rustic Meets Contemporary: Dark-Timbered House in the Netherlands

Looking for a tranquil lifestyle, a family of two found a house to be demolished on a plot of land near lake IJsselmeer, Uitdam, the Netherlands. They decided to start fresh, therefore the owners of the plot invested some of their time, energy and resources to build a new dwelling, that fits unnoticeably into the neighbourhood’s architectural landscape. Korteknie Stuhlmacher …

Colonial Style House Exuding Calmness by Patrick Ahearn Architect

Patrick Ahearn Architect… designed and completed the 31 South Water Street project. Nested in the southern part of Cape Cod,  Massachusetts, the house opens to the harbour and the large expanse of water. Distinguishing itself through a neat colonial-style, the mansion features a generous rear garden where residents can spend their free time enjoying the views over the meadows out

Mirroring the Contrasts of Old and New: Mews 04 Project in London

When I think of London, I think of this extravagant city that stands out through a distinct urban vibe, architecture, diversity, people and last, but not least, contrasts. London is an inspiration and a delight for the soul. On one hand, you’ve got a city filled with history and on the other, a modern and rushed metropolis. Mirroring the contrasts

Soothing Residential Project Overlooking the Mediterranean

Carlos Gilardi… designed the Mediterranean Pearl (La Perla Del Mediterráneo), an ambitious residential project located nearby the sea. As the name already suggests it, the house overlooks the Mediterranean Sea (Bay of Altea, to be more specific) and it opens toward the natural setting. A soothing ambience and the feeling of wellbeing encompasses the house. Wide terraces, wide glass panels,

A New Bathroom Philosophy: Must Collection by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique

Using precious materials such as Brown Onyx, Paonazzetto, Fior di Pesco Carnico, along with stone and wood, Altamarea Bathroom Boutique… created a unique collection of bathroom furniture and accessories that will absolutely blow your mind! Must is a fairly stunning selection of contrasting objects of décor that can transform a regular bathroom into a fancy vintage-like boudoir or an elegant

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