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Ideas : Design Ideas, Pictures, Unique Products and Inspiration

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.

Visually Striking 3D Perforated Copper Staircase by Arup


Pushing the limitation of geometry and materials in home design, Arup (in close collaboration with Design Architect STUDIO MISHIN  Architectural Bureau’s Sergey Mishin and Katya Larina and Technical Architects Daniel Llofriu Pou, Alberto Arguimbau) has created a three dimensional and perforated copper staircase, especially designed as a focal point for the Villa Mallorca… project. Illumination accentuates the geometry of the

10 Essential Lawn Care Tips for Your Late Summer Home

Now that the summer is getting away from us, your lawn is under attack from the hot summer sun, insects, and of course foot traffic from entertaining guests and kids playing. While the summer may be ending in a few months, your lawn still has many more months of looking beautiful. Whether you have a sprawling estate with extensive landscaping…

Celebrating Dining Without Mobile Phone Distractions: Zip It Tablecloth

Technology can dominate dining in a negative way. When groups of people eat together, mobile phones can often become unwelcome guests. Checking for updates, sending messages and answering calls can be an annoying distraction during a meal. Zip It Tablecloth is part of a collection which highlights and addresses this issue, while celebrating the ritual of dining with others.
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Interview : Exciting Eco-Friendly Contemporary Garden Rooms By The English Designer Ben Lord


One of the strongest trends nowadays, in the world of design, focuses on sustainability. I find it very curious and exciting to see the world more engaged towards  environmentally-friendly approaches. The designers’ attempt to establish a proper dialogue between man and the environment is also gratifying. We had a few talks with the British designer, Ben Lord from Pod Space…

What’s Fashionable in Today’s Luxe Design


Luxe design focuses the art of living well offering affluent, sophisticated homeowners quality design and high end products. Most luxury products are out of the financial realm of possibility for the majority of the population, but there are ways to create the look of Luxe for less. The truth of the matter is that we all want to and strive

New IKEA LED Lamp For Illuminating Storage Drawers

The new DIODER LED battery-operated lamp… from IKEA answers a basic need when it comes to modern living: illuminating storage spaces, particularly drawers and cabinets. Unobtrusive and elegantly designed, the strip of light comes on automatically when you open the drawer and goes off when you close it. Moreover, the LED light source is said to consume up to 85%

What You Can Learn By Adding Home Interior Summer Colors

It’s summer time and the best part of the season is bringing in the colors that make us reminisce over all of the wonderful elements that summer reminds us of. Whether you love the ripe fruits and vegetables that light up your meals, or you remember a great beach vacation years ago – these colors can be brought into your…

What You Can Do to Help Drive the Sale of Your Home


There is much that is dependent on the sale of a home. The economy and the time of year are important factors. Luck can often have a major role when you ask yourself why your neighbor’s home, almost identical to your own, sold in just a few days while your’s has been sitting idle for a matter of months. There

Sculptural Lamp Designs of Great Aesthetic Value by John Procario

Designer John Procario… creates striking lighting objects by bending strips of ash or white oak to the point of breaking. This results into creative irregular shapes that seem to pay more tribute to art than practicability: “The idea for the lamps began by thinking of wood as a metaphor for the body. Wood will bend comfortably to a point, then

Seeking Balance and Tranquility: Modern Zen Design House in Tokyo


Exuding tranquility, this private Modern Zen Design House in Tokyo is envisioned as the perfect place to find inner peace. Balance is one of the hardest things to reach and since, our struggle and efforts are steady and focused in that direction, a perfectly balanced home helps us to achieve happiness. The place we spend most of our free time

10 Creative and Unexpected Ways to add Color to your Home


We all need a little bit of color in our lives. Color sets the mood and the tone of the home – some colors are vivacious and energetic while others are much more calming and relaxing by nature. Whether you want a pop or burst here and there, or you want to pack a colorful punch, below you’ll find some

Bring the Essence of Summer Indoors: Wall Murals in Pastel Colors by PIXERS


Nowadays pastel colors have been on top, both in the area if street fashion style and the interior design industry – it seems that they won’t go out fashion yet. In the field of interior design they are a must in small spaces, making them more cozy and intimate, converting surfaces of walls into soft and velveteen. As pastels are

A Good Companion for Daydreaming: The CIRRUS Cloud-Shaped Sofa


Company DIZAJNO… comes to the market with another non-traditional piece of furniture. Soft clouds floating over the country and their gentle shapes became the main inspiration for the upholstered furniture CIRRUS. Virtually spontaneous composition of elements creates a perfect sofa for various seating and lounge positions. Curved shapes and sophisticated ergonomics define this unconventional contemporary piece and add to its

Concrete Gone Green: Fascinating 3D Printed Planter Bricks


Have a look at these lovely designs effectively converting a material usually perceived as lifeless with the delicacy of plants! The Planter Bricks envisioned by Real San Fratello Architects… are concrete masonry units with the ability to host a variety of greenery. The bricks are modeled in 3D software, which is then sent directly to a 3D printer to be

Ways to Read Freshome After Google Reader Shuts Down

If you’re reading this post in Google Reader, you won’t be doing so next week. After July 1st 2013 that’s this coming Monday! Google Reader is shutting down FOR GOOD. Our RSS feeds have been pretty reliant on Google Reader for years. (For those who don’t know- Google Reader was a free service that pulled new posts, or “RSS feeds”,…

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