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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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From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Sleek Organic Feel of Maple Set Knives

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Maple Set Knives is an innovative set of two culinary knives prototyped by the Ottawa-based design firm, Federal Inc. Featuring a sleek design, these utensils break the mould of traditional thinking on everyday products. Forget about the regular kitchen appliances you use on a daily basis. We bet you didn’t experience so far knives almost entirely made of maple. So, […]

Colorful Spiral Staircase Boosting Indoor Energy : STEEL by Fontanot

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STEEL by Fontanot (you may remember the company’s elegant staircase we published on Freshome a while back) is the solution designed for those who want color to be part of their everyday life, and for those who like the brilliant freshness of painted steel better than the warmth of wood. STEEL is a spiral staircase […]

Textural Kaleidoscope as Storage: Wallpockets by Ampersand

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Wallpockets by Ampersand is a clever home project that draws attention instantly. Challenged by an ever-growing trend of having more stuff around the house, we are forced to think of creative ways to hide them (the irony) or display them in a visually pleasant manner. Ampersand came up with a fun solution: “Inspired by clusters […]

Unconventional, Yet Elegant Spiralling Oak Staircase by Paul Coudamy

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French designer Paul Coudamy, designed this unconventional spiraling oak staircase in a private home is Paris, France. His concept, elegantly mixing functionality and aesthetics, connects the ground floor with the first floor in virtually any environment you can imagine such as houses, studios, stores or any other housing space available. The fan-shaped trades, wide at the bottom […]

Top 10 Kitchen Trends of KBIS 2014 for your Home

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This year is definitely the year for your kitchen! Over the past years the trend of modernizing your kitchen to fit you lifestyle has been apparent with technology driven appliances and innovative surfaces and materials. This February I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry show (KBIS). Here are 10 […]

Fabulous Private Residence Encompassed by Vegetation in Los Angeles

The city of abundance and wellbeing, Los Angeles is best known for its unimaginable luxury mansions belonging to the affluent class. We’ve stumbled upon several residential projects among which West Knoll (West Hollywood), this fabulous private residence encompassed by lush greenery. A pure delight for the eye, the house was completed in 2013, by Amit Apel […]

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Artist Alyson Shotz envisioned a creative mirror fence in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA. The installation is barely noticeable during summer and winter and sparkles some great visual effects in autumn and spring, when the color diversity is at its peak. The unconventional project measures 138 feet x 36 x 4 inches (42.06 […]

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg would build three July 22 Memorial sites in Norway. In order to commemorate the attacks in Oslo and Utoya (a small island outside of the capital), the artist presented a proposal to cut a gap into […]

An Unusually Dark Spin on Suburban Culture: Landed by Ian Strange

Australian visual artist Ian Strange refreshes our perspective on suburban culture. From graffiti to explosions, from building a replica of his childhood home to exploring a larger suburban perspective, Ian Strange (formerly known as street artist Kid Zoom) pushes the boundaries of self-expression with each idea. Lustik opened our eyes to his latest work – […]

The Organic House Abounding With Personality in Mumbai, India

The Organic House is a 65 square meter apartment designed for a young couple and located in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai, India. The Vaulted design with the arched openings carve out spaces for kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms. The guest room was envisioned as part of the living space, separated with a  folding screen when […]

A New Experience of Light for Interiors: Selux Manta Rhei

Just like a stingray going through the water, Manta Rhei from Selux, is a delicate OLED-based luminaire which is constantly changing its appearance. Promising a new experience of light, Selux in collaboration with ART+COM explored the potential of OLEDs, transforming light from a mundane necessity into a vibrant architectural and design element. This complex system was possible by combining […]

Seducing Vintage Sounds : World’s First Bluetooth Gramophone [Video]

The world`s first Bluetooth gramophone is the result of an inspiring quest: the search for genuine vintage sounds. Following a successful campaign on Kickstarter, Gramovox is currently available for purchase and is addressed to those who miss the golden rhythms of the old days: “Our bold design and vintage sound are inspired by the 1920s […]

Personal Minimalist Luxury Showcased by Sascha Akkermann’s Houseboat

How can you live comfortably in a high density population area that benefits from the existence of large expanses of water? What might look like a challenge now is only a short way from becoming a creatively-driven solution for living in crowded areas. Master carpenter and freelance designer Sascha Akkermann and interior designer Flo Florian […]

Delightful Home Office with a Strong Personal Touch

We ran across this delightful home office on Whimages, combining functionality with a highly personal touch. With freelancing becoming more and more appealing, we found this idea inspiring and suitable. This charming spot is not just an unconventional working space. It is also a reading nook, a chill-out zone and a child-friendly entertaining “corner”. We […]

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