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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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Technological Ingenuity Defining New Shoebaloo Flagship Store in Amsterdam

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Dutch architecture firm MVSA Architects turned to HI-MACS® to develop one the new flagship store for Shoebaloo, a prestigious Dutch luxury shoe and accessories company. The historical center of Amsterdam is characterized by an interwoven structure of individual plots, which is why this Shoebaloo store has an open storefront on the first floor of the […]

Blown-Glass Clear Band Pendant Collection of Organic Origins

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Contributing to the elegance of a room, lighting fixtures with a certain degree of transparency can create not only light, but also the desired atmosphere. This practical lighting size and placement guide infographic will guide you to choosing the right lighting fixture for the right space. Imagine your dining space adorned with these organic hand-blown Clear Band […]

Sumptuous, Yet Intimate Design Scheme Exhibited by M Restaurant in London

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The first thing that strikes you when you walk into M Restaurant on Threadneedle Walk is how big the space is, yet how intimate it feels! This brand new 12,000 square foot London eatery, was a collaboration between a veteran restaurateur and his interior designer, Rene Dekker. Martin Williams’ vision was to create an establishment […]

Stylish and Unconventional: Ethereal Sensation Door Knob Collection by Haute Déco

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Building on the concept behind the iconic Signature collection, Haute Déco studio has recently launched the new Sensation Door Knob Collection. Bronze elements encapsulated in crystal resin take on an ethereal quality when seen through the prism of the resin wrap. The hypnotizing door knobs are fairly easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Their […]

Sophisticated Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler to Store Your Favorite Vintage

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We presented a few wine storage cabinets on Freshome, but never an individual unit to store that prized bottle of vintage. The Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler from designer Fran Corvi of Argentina-based studio PPi3D comes with a sleek and highly original appearance. The project is entirely made of solid concrete, yet makes one think of precious jewelry: “Inspired […]

Massive Staircase Design Incorporating a Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

Staircase specialists Bisca were approached by a client who was renovating a rambling stone-built farmhouse deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England. Integral to this conversion was the replacement of the staircase and the opening up of the ground floor. This area originally featured a timber structure that sat awkwardly in its […]

3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit different. The 3D printed buildings in the photo gallery below are attached to a LED lighting bulb and seem to develop from it: […]

Ienami Bonkei Planters Resembling Lovely Miniature Homes With Green Rooftops

These original Ienami Bonkei planters by Metaphys introduce us to a delightful miniature world. The inspiration behind the project has its roots in the Japanese art of “Bonkei”. A bonkei is defined as a three-dimensional depiction of a landscape in miniature, developed using mainly dry materials like rock, cement mixtures or sand. It may also contain miniature figures of people, […]

Nendo’s Sculptural Truffles Make for a Perfect Architect’s Gift: Chocolatexture Collection

Japanese design office Nendo has recently been declared Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year. When invited to develop a lounge for guests at the furniture and design show, Nendo also envisioned nine pieces of “designer’s chocolates”, to allure visitors. The resulting Chocolatexture collection includes sculptural pieces of delicious truffles, each different in shape, taste and texture. Oki Sato, leader of the […]

Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs

For those interested in design and its infinite possibilities, have a look at these Canadian passports and their surprising security feature! Canada’s newest passport designs may look common at a first glance ( with the information and photo area, along with the typical numbered pages), but if you place one under UV lighting, everything changes. Security […]

Instantly Improving Lighting in Dark Rooms: Espaciel Light Reflector

Looking for an easy solution to bring more natural lighting inside a room? We stumbled across this stylish reflective unit that we believe can do the trick. The Espaciel light reflector instantly improves the natural brightness of dark rooms. Practical and efficient, this design was developed to provide well-being and comfort on an everyday basis: “Fitted with […]

De-Armed Cluster Bomb Converted into Authentic Luxury Drinks Cabinet

Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the mirror-polished Cluster Bomb Luxury Drinks Cabinet is a surprising piece of furniture. Developed by British outfit Fallen Furniture who specializes in reclaiming aircraft parts and turning them into artistic furniture pieces, this drinks cabinet is just one of the highly impressive items in the company’s […]

Meze 11 Classics Earphones Exhibiting Stylish Handcrafted Ebony Wood

Meze’s innovative range of headphones have been causing a commotion in the audio technology world since their launch in 2010. We had a chance to try out the Meze 11 Deco earphones and their quality did not let us down. Each addition to the range has catered to a new audio need, and the Meze 11 Classics presented in […]

Glassy Japanese Restaurant Floating Above a Lake in Sao Paulo

In the intimidating city of Sao Paulo in Brazil you can find marvelous things like this modern Japanese restaurant embedded in a luscious natural environment. Located at Esporte Clube Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, the Lake’s Restaurant is a Japanese-inspired contemporary restaurant showcasing the essence of simplicity and purity through its sleek architecture merging two volumes. Spreading over 220 square meters […]

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