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Ideas

Loaded with witty design ideas for your home and for…yourself, this particular category is our most diverse. From inspirational art installations and eye-catching urban furniture to generally unthinkable decorating elements,unusually-shaped furniture objects, revolutionary building materials, green indoor walls,  multi-functional appliances, elegant lighting systems and the latest technology gadgets, a simple stroll through the ideas below is likely to expand your array of design-related interests.

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Practical Lighting Size&Placement Guide for Every Corner of the House [Infographic]

Dear Freshome readers, we know your are constantly on the lookout for practical design solutions and we enjoy delivering them to you. The FurnishedUp Blog recently unveiled a lighting size&placement guide which we find extremely useful. Weather you’re an interior designer gathering lighting ideas or a home owner in search for optimizing a certain room […]

Elegant Office Unit With Secret Opening Mechanism: Storage Kit Shkatulka

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Storage kit Shkatulka is inspired from a Russian “secret box”, a special unit for jewellery and precious items with a trick opening mechanism. The unconventional office project was planned in a Russian hut where the designers at Dopludo had a chance to reinterpret historical heritage and recreate archetypal household items with a modern twist. Lesha […]

Life Saving Technology Helps Workers Escape Burning Skyscrapers [Video]

Residents and workers in skyscrapers and other tall buildings are often trapped in case of a fire. The newly developed Evacuator offers a last resort, allowing them to slowly and safely descend on a steel cable outside of the building. Worldwide the device can save thousands of lives, from residents in tall buildings to mechanics […]

Handcrafted Walnut Para Hammock Inducing Relaxation and Daydreaming

From time to time, we like to integrate a relaxation-inducing post on Freshome, to help you remember to unwind. Designed by Chaffee Graham of 4th Period Woodshop, the Para Hammock is a highly welcoming, tension-relieving furniture piece. The unconventional swing is made using over 700 pieces of Walnut that are all connected in an integrated […]

Innovative Bicycle Cover Helping You Keep Your Room Clean: Velo Sock [Video]

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To improve bicycle storage for urban cyclists, Latvia-based start-up Velo Sock has developed a unique and innovative bicycle cover, named Velo Sock, which is all about keeping your room clean in a stylish way. The aim of this design is to prevent sand, mud and other debris from being brought into a room after a […]

Wine Store Design in Portugal Stylishly Exhibiting Over A Thousand Different Beverages

The Bottles’ Congress project by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different […]

Vibrant Bar&Restaurant Inside an Articulated Wooden Snake: Izakaya Kinoya

Izakaya Kinoya in Montreal, Canada is the latest restaurant & bar project belonging to interior designer Jean de Lessard.  In his work, the architect emulates the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya, an informal place where people drank beer and sake. We found out the unconventional restaurant has always been full since its […]

Extremely Creative Vertical Apartment Showroom: IKEA Climbing Wall in France

The advertising campaigns implemented by Swedish furniture brand IKEA usually rank high in creativity, but wait ’till you see the company’s latest “stunt”! IKEA climbing wall is a vertically designed apartment that anyone with proper feet muscles and a soft spot for adventure can discover. This colorful installation near the massive Gothic Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral is […]

Adjustable Wooden Desk Meant to Improve Posture and Efficiency: LIFT

Do you remember this height-adjustable desk that was featured on Freshome a while back? It seems that working while standing gains more and more popularity, as people are facing the dangers of sitting on a chair for hours in a row. Clearly, the lack of inactivity leads to various health hazards and it is believed […]

Flashy Louis Vuitton Store in Tokyo Displaying Original Pattern Cladding

The new façade of Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo is said to be inspired by the history of Ginza, the city that used to be known for its Art Deco design. According to renowned Japanese Architect Jun Aoki, the creative mind behind the new development, Ginza was the entrance of Tokyo, adjacent to Shimbashi, […]

Make a Great First Impression With Jewelry-Like Door Handles and Knobs

First impressions are the building block you can use to erect an inspiring world of beauty around you. When someone first visits your home, they see the front door. And the door handle as they get closer. Imagine a door handle so beautiful, it would immediately receive the admiration of your guests. These stunning handmade […]

2-Bedroom House in Washington Centered Around a 16-Car Garage [Video]

Despite its impressive exterior dimensions, this West Bellevue House in Washington, USA features only two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The owners probably thought too much living space would in time lead to boring maintenance problems, so they decided to center their home around a giant garage. Discovered by Freshome on Redfin, this […]

Cool Dog House Upgrade: Instantly-Endearing Pet Trailer Design

It is difficult not to notice the increased appeal in pet furniture and pet-related projects worldwide. In today’s post we would like to show you this instantly-endearing dog trailer design, envisioned by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. The Pet Trailer Series includes four unique dog-sized trailers made from environmentally-friendly materials, including recyclable aluminum, […]

Noke, the World’s First Shareable Bluetooth-Controlled Padlock [Video]

Smartphone operated keys seem to be a new trend nowadays, as more and more people are drawn to the mirage of a technological, carefree lifestyle. The Noke Padlock envisioned by FŪZ Designs is said to be the first shareable Bluetooth-controlled padlock and addresses the frustration of constantly forgetting your keys. According to the developers, keys […]

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