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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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Intriguing LASSO Lamp Showcasing A Powerful Minimalist Design

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Designed by Quentin de Coster Design Studio for French company Cinna, LASSO lamp pays tribute to minimalism and functionality. As its name suggests, this unconventional lighting unit resembles a lasso, but also a suspended torch: “I wanted to create a poetic light that invites users to interact with it. I tried to give shape to […]

Inviting Modern Boardroom Design Enhanced by Spectacular Lighting

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The Kolenik Eco Chic team presented a sophisticated and inviting boardroom developed in collaboration with international lighting manufacturer Maretti. True to his signature, Robert Kolenik combines luxurious and unique natural materials in his own innovative way to create a stylish and inviting space. For this particular design living nature was incorporated, honoring his Eco Chic […]

Nicolo Zavagno’s Pestrin Pendant Lamp Inspired by Venetian Traditions

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The name of the Pestrin pendant lamp designed by young Venice-based designer Nicolo Zavagno comes from the Venetian dialect. The story goes back to the noble family Morosini del Pestrin, living in the Morosini palace. According to the designer, this project borrowed its name from Calle del Pestrin, where milk used to be distributed. “Pestrin” […]

Hilla Shamia ‘s Wood Casting Exhibits Ornamental Merger Between Aluminium and Wood

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Imperfection is what drives the train of carefully hand-made products. Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia showcases a wonderful symbiosis between wood and metal in her Wood Casting collection. Creating an inspiring way of combining wood and cast aluminium, the designer sees beauty in the imperfection and highlights it for us to take a closer look: “The […]

Seat Ibiza Sedan Turns Creative Jacuzzi in the Hands of French Artist Benedetto Bufalino

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Creativity and courage go hand in hand and when I say that I’m thinking about Benedetto Bufalino’s surprising transformation of a Seat Ibiza Sedan into a welcoming Jacuzzi. Perfect for outdoor days when all you can think about is relaxation, this impressive transformation is French artist Benedetto Bufalino‘s way of dealing with summer heat. Removing […]

Playful and Practical BUS Installation Engaging the Inhabitants of Baltimore

Recently displayed by artist collective mmmm…, this playful and practical installation in Baltimore, USA adds a fun dimension to the mundane act of waiting for the bus. Consisting of three typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word “BUS”, the innovative project  project was developed in conjunction with SPAIN arts & culture, Creative Alliance, and […]

Universal Device Charger Featuring a Sleek Modern Design: The Tower

Ever leave your phone, laptop or tablet lying on the floor, tethered to a plug like a lonely boat at sea? With two USB ports and four AC outlets, the Tower offers plenty of space to charge all your devices. No more diving behind the headboard to plug in, and no fumbling around for your […]

Design Haus Liberty’s Staggering Light Sculpture Made from One of a Kind Crystal Droplets 

When you see a light sculpture designed to increase the visual appeal of a room and define its luminous character, you stop on your way to admire it. It’s the case of the Raindrop chandelier known as “The Pour”, a modern light sculpture meant to illuminate and beautify its chosen location in Tribeca, New York City. Lisa Hinderdael and […]

Spectacular Views Defining the Orientation of Restaurant Alpenblick in Switzerland

In search for the ultimate dining experience, location might not be everything, but details sure are. Restaurant Alpenblick overlooking the amazingly inspiring Alps in Switzerland was re-imagined by Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten as having a modern update elongating the views beyond the glass walls. Located in Uetendorf, Switzerland, this contemporary restaurant addition was built to serve the old hotel spa “Alpine […]

Architecture Asymmetry in the Service of Comfortable Living: Park City Residence

Situated on 2.62 acres dramatically overlooking three ski areas, this contemporary retreat in Park City, Utah displays an inspiring design throughout. Spotted by Freshome on Trulia, the residence boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, outdoor areas for entertainment, a sports court and an artificial pond. The first aspect you are likely to notice when approaching […]

World’s First Smart Ceiling Fan Controllable by a Smartphone App [Video]

Check out the world’s first smart ceiling fan designed with an on‐board computer and array of sensors. SenseME™ technology, available exclusively on the Haiku ceiling fan, revolutionizes a home fixture that hadn’t changed for decades. “The typical home has more than three fans, but they’re no smarter or better looking than your great‐grandma’s,” said Carey […]

Indispensable Tool for Modern Gardeners: Edyn Garden Sensor and Water Valve

Another Kickstarter project caught our attention just in time for summer: the fantastic Edyn Modern Garden Sensor and Water Valve with its matching smartphone app. Smart home systems are only days away from having a garden companion with technical arguments that demand attention. This impressive smart garden gadget is somewhat a hybrid between old-school gardening and new-school farming games. […]

Instant Room Upgrade: Mineral Wall Panels by 3DWalldecor

3DWalldecor is a young Dutch design company, which focuses on the development of three dimensional wall decoration. Fit for office building, hotels, housing and various commercial spaces, their mineral wall panels are great-looking, safe and durable. These easy-to-install tiles have a seamless surface with a perfect automatic pattern repeat, and can be painted in any […]

Elegant and Innovative: Opencase Shelving System by Henrybuilt

Known for its award-winning kitchen system, which unite furniture craft with high function and good design, Henrybuilt developed Opencase based on these same core values. The shortcomings of most modular shelving systems stem partially from the use of ‘wall standards’, or some form of vertical support for shelving. The rod and panel design of the […]

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