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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Recreating Classic Art: Marco Sodano’s Cool Collection Made of LEGO

Recreating classic art and making use of creativity and …well, the popular LEGO bricks unfolds our recent finding. We’ve discovered on design-milk a young and talented Italian designer, Marco Sodano, who, inspired by the majestic art of the classics, decided to recreate a couple of their iconic masterpieces.  The unconventional method implied creating digital pixilated art using corresponding […]

Reinventing Pedestrian Street Walkways: Artistic Crosswalks in Baltimore

As an enthusiast of street art and how it can create wonderful disruptions in the thoughts of passersby, I salute the concept behind these artistic crosswalks in Baltimore, USA. The two projects presented in the photos below were implemented as part of a city program aiming at encouraging the increase of artworks in public spaces. […]

Innovative and Practical Motion Sensor LED Strip Lighting by e3light

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This lighting project began its first developments in Spring of 2011 when the owner of e3light, Flemming Viktor Andersen, was making a total renovation of his house situated by the beautiful Egaa Marina in Denmark. The owner had only the highest demands with lighting in his private home. However, he discovered that intelligent light solutions […]

Dramatically Improving Your Space: Stikwood Wood Wall Decor

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 Stikwood in three easy words, precisely what makes for a fun DIY project, with the ability to create the illusion of customised trim woodwork, for a fraction of the price and time. Plan. Peel. Stick.  The Sacramento, CA based company (having the same name as the product) rides the wave of new trends with a peel-and-stick […]

Durability Complimented by Refinement: Concrete Street Furniture Range

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Designed in collaboration with award-winning architect Alex Lifschutz, the Coda street furniture range by manufacturers Woodhouse offers long-term durability with a refined palette of materials and finishes. The Coda range features a bench, seat, stool, bollard, bin and bike stand which is launched together with a complementary wayfinding signage system.  Every item is visually co-ordinated […]

Inspiring Calendar Design for the New Year: Shapes Calendar 2014

An inspiring calendar design, from a young talented Italian artist and a final year student of Architecture, GianMarco Pollaci, presented one of his latest works, a vivid and colourful outcome indeed. A source of inspiration for the year to come, Shapes Calendar 2014 portrays each month in a cheerful manner, highlighting “the power” of geometry. As […]

Custom Made Chandelier That Turns Light Sources Into Rainbows

Created from a series of tiny crystal pieces suspended by nickel plated rings assembled by hand, the Ozero custom-made crystal chandelier multiplies the light source and offers a beautiful and glittery atmosphere. The piece was envisioned by Janos Heder and has the ability of turning your home into a more harmonious place to live, while […]

One Step Closer to Nature: Stripped Standing Lamp by Floris Wubben

Stripped Standing Lamp by dutch designer, Floris Wubben was sent to us via mail with a couple of pictures of Stripped, one of his exciting projects. Stripped is a floor lamp made from a raw tree branch, keeping the natural form of the wood intact as much as possible. It suffered a minimum number of modifications and aims to […]

Striking Unexpected Warped Window in London by Shirazeh Houshiary

An unexpected warped window is at home at Church of St. Martin in the Fields, from Trafalgar Square, London, composed by surprising abstract design. Distinctive to the area that abruptly warps a large church window into a visually peculiar model. In charge of the project was the talented visual artist, Shirazeh  Houshiary, born in Shiraz, Iran. Recalling […]

Coziness and Relaxation for Your Home: Anana Furniture Pieces by Aqua Creations

Finding pieces of furniture for your home interior that are both beautiful and functional can be difficult, but the Anana furniture pieces by Aqua Creations are a lovely exception. From sofas and benches to chairs, the collection is hand-made from fabric covered pods that form three-dimensional surfaces. The pieces are developed using soft and nice […]

The Ultimate iPhone-Charging Dock: Saidoka by Bluelounge

With a sleek and innovative angle design, Saidoka is the ultimate iPhone-charging dock and one of the most interesting products of its kind we’ve seen lately on the market. A trustful companion, the stylish dock designed by Bluelounge plugs into the USB port of your computer or adapter to charge your phone as you work. Saidoka responds to […]

Originally Blended: Minimalist Mirror & Hanger Design by Luis Arrivillaga

Giulietta is a floor standing minimalist mirror designed by Luis Arrivillaga in a simple and effective elementary form, graphically displayed. Although its slender figure may lead people on in thinking there is not much practicability attached, the item also comes with a second function; it also be employed as a hanger. This comes in handy […]

Creative Interiors: Flamboyant Pop Art Roman by English Blinds

For fans of bold and brash design, English Blinds have just launched a flamboyant range of pop art inspired designer roman blinds. This new collection consists of 24 designs influenced by the pop art movement of the 1950’s and 60’s and features iconic archive imagery from the period. You can take a trip along the […]

10 Ways to Transform your Interiors with Industrial Style Details

In recent years the ability to renovate and give life to old warehouses, barns, and industrial buildings has taken the design world by storm. From rustic exposed finishes and structural elements to industrial inspired lighting fixtures, there is no doubt that industrial details are here to stay. The appeal of bringing back a design age […]

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