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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.

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]

By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage…, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. The 3D illusions are said to evoke the constant crash-encounters between the physical and cerebral dimensions of our existence.

Looking for the Summer: Scented Sofa by Valerio Berruti

We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, the fresh smell of morning dew, the flowers. For those of you who can’t get enough of it and keep looking for the summer all year long, we have excellent news: you can now experience that

Recycled Paper Replicas of Iconic Warsaw Buildings by Zupagrafika

Blok Wschodni /Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The series has been created by Hispano-Polish graphic design studio Zupagrafika… and is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture in the Polish capital (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers (Za Zelazna Brama district, Smolna

Eco-Tourism Merged With Sustainable Design: DROP XL by In-tenta [Video]

The DROP XL modules by Barcelona-based design studio In-tenta… are part of the large emerging trend in the field of modular micro-architecture, suitable for being placed wherever the heart desires and the land permits. The aim of DROP modules is to meet the growing demand for Eco-tourism with customers that like traveling but don’t want to stay in common hotels

Wi-Fi Amazon Dash Device: The Future of Home Shopping?

Under the slogan “Shopping Made Simple”, Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a small hi-tech wand that aims to make shopping more convenient. The new product is about the size of a remote control, and it features both a microphone and a bar-code scanner, which allows users to either speak the name of the product they need or scan its bar code.

Sustainable and Playful Two-Storey Beach House Near the Atlantic

Dreaming of a sunny beach near the Atlantic? How about moving into a house that mirrors the freedom of the ocean? We’ve spotted the Sea project, a gorgeous two-storey beach house designed by West Chin Architect…. Located in Long Beach, NY, USA, the 5,500 square foot property overlooks the fickle waters of the Atlantic creating special soothing atmosphere. Residents

Monument Valley : A Game That Lets You Play With Impossible Architecture


Usually here at Freshome we don’t write about Iphone / Ipad games, but today we’ll make an exception because we found a game that every architect or design lover should play. Monument Valley… is a brand new game for iPhone and iPad that launched on the App Store last week and it turns out that we absolutely love it and

Exclusive Dining Within a Former Chapel: Good Food is the New Religion

What would you say if the coolest spot to have dinner would be… a former chapel? I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely want to try something like this at least once in my life! And since peculiar seems to be the word that describes best the images below, let’s see what does this place has to offer.…

Perfect for Reading and Storing Your Books: Wireless Ludovica Lamp


Presented to us by Zanocchi & Starke…, a young design studio based in Turin (Italy), the Ludovica Lamp is perfect for those who love to read and maintain their books in order. When this original lighting unit holds your books, it emits a delicate and diffuse light; when extracted from its base, a beam of light follows you everywhere,

Inspirational Quotes Turned into Minimalist Illustrations by Ryan McArthur


Those of you who seek inspirational quotes will surely enjoy this array of minimalist illustrations from Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur. Discovered by Freshome on My Modern Met…, this collection of artworks takes sparks of wisdom from famous figures and delivers them in an original manner. From Tolstoy’s “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no

Door Handle & Instant Hand Sanitizer for Healthier Living: PullClean


PullClean… is an extraordinary door handle and instant hand sanitizer developed by the creative minds at the British studio Agency of Design. The aim of the designers was to transform regular door handles- perfect breeding grounds for germs- into groundbreaking sanitizing devices. Even though this is a type of project that could be well implemented in any building, the idea

Groundbreaking 3D Printed Lamps: Breaking Bulbs Collection

Swedish company Gässling recently launched their innovative Breaking Bulbs… collection, a range of 3D printed lamps capturing that split second in time when an object is destroyed on impact. The over-sized bulb-shaped lamps appear to shatter as if they are being dropped, smashed, and even shot. “I wanted to challenge myself and create object which would not be possible to

Freshome Surpasses 1 Million Fans on Facebook: Dreaming Big Together

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The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

Two years ago we presented on Freshome the Click and Grow Electronic Flowerpots… for those of you who remember this great product. Today Click and Grow’s team announced their second generation Smart Herb Garden for indoor cultivation …just in time for planting season. The new Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home with extremely

Discreet Modern Design for Private Meditation Chapel in Mexico

If you were to design your perfect spot for relaxation, how would it look like? Mexico-based BNKR Arquitectura… completed the development of a private meditation chapel, intended to help the clients in their spiritual journey. Fascinated by one of the studio’s previous projects -La Estaancia Chapel-located near their weekend house, the owners decided to create their own haven of tranquility,

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