Ideas : Design Ideas, Pictures, Unique Products and Inspiration

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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Kaleidoscope Lamp by Dodo Arslan

Remember those kaleidoscopes you had as a child? The lovely patterns formed in sections when you turned the end cap. Mirrors just multiply the coloured pieces. So it is with the Kaleidoscope Lamp by Italian based designer, Dodo Arslan. This table lamp only needs three light bulbs and the clever pyramidal shape makes it seem […]

Online Tool that Determines the Solar Potential of Your Roof

Ever wonder what potential your roof has for solar power generation ? To answer this question now there is a website ( Roofray ) that is looking to help answer all of those queries using satellite data and a hands-on web site. Basically it’s a solar clearinghouse that uses Google satellite data and info from […]

LightBench : Illuminated Bench Seating

Lightbenches or bench seating that lights up are sure to the great conversational pieces for your home or garden. The bench is illuminated with RGB LED technology which means you get to choose what color you like or even a changing spectrum of different hues and shades – all at your fingertips with the programmable […]

Felt Wool Stone Cushions

Bring the outdoors inside with these “stone” cushions. They are not really boulders but soft felt wool cushions. The textile hue and embellishments cleverly mimic the natural color and marbling pattern often seen on real stones and pebbles. Place two of them to form the back rest and seat of your very own zen chair […]

Low Lounger by Low Lin Kiat

Designer Low Lin Kiat created this low lounger as a new approach to home decorating. Shaped like single flower petals the lounger can be arranged singularly or if space permits, you can have and entire set of them placed around a center table. Shaped like a saucer, the lounger allows you easy space but is […]

Furniture that Doubles as Comfy Hideaways for your Pets

For those of you who really love your pet, but you don’t want an ugly metal cage in your living room or bedroom to keep your pet inside here is a very good solution. DenHaus designs little homes for pets, and not any homes, they design a smart collection of furniture that doubles as comfy […]

Hanged Floor Light

The “Always Wanted to be a Chandelier” is what you might called a “failed” lighting design. An inanimate object so dejected and depressed with its lot in life that it has become suicidal! Perhaps we should be more thoughtful and considerate to our furniture for who knew they had feelings? This quirky design is the […]

Sperm Wallpaper by Nina Levett

See Nina Levett’s dress? It is printed with the same design as the wallpaper behind her. If they vaguely look biological to you, then you are right! These are her sperm wallpaper designs. Nina Levett is an Austrian based designer whose creative approach is both original and humorous. Her series of sperm wallpaper began because […]

The Cabbage Chair

Personally I don’t consider this a design, for me this is just something considered a design and made by someone who was very bored. The cabbage chair is created by peeling away the layers of a roll of pleated paper one layer at a time. The designer Nendo made this chair for the XXIst Century […]

Giant Hand-Knitted Carpet by Sebastian Schoenheit

Have you ever had to gently refuse your mother’s or grandmother’s old-fashioned hand knitted work? However much you appreciated their skill, knitted accessories just won’t do for the trendy, modern look you’re trying to achieve for your home? Perhaps you might change your mind after seeing the “300 Knitted Carpet” created by German designer, Sebastian […]

Lampshades You Can Peel Off and On!

There is something to commend about the bare light bulb. It could give you the extreme minimalism look you desire or be simply a poignant remember of impoverished student days. Either way, these great peel able light bulb covers should brighten up that naked light bulb in your home. They’re called Bulbcaps and are made […]

Patchwork Furniture from Recycled Wood Waste

The wood waste and off-cuts from factories are being put to good use by designer Amy Hunting. She has created a furniture and accessory line which includes a chair, a book box and 12 lamps. The wood waste was collected from factories in Denmark and glued together prior to being made into her distinctive eco-friendly […]

The Bird’s Nest Chair : X_Lounger

With the world’s attention and probably yours glued to the television coverage of the Beijing Olympics, few could have failed to notice the spectacular Bird’s Nest Stadium where the opening ceremony took place. Well, here is seating that looks just like the stadium. The X_Lounger is a modern bean bag of a chair where ” […]

A Microsoft Window for Your Home?

The internet and computing has changed our lives so much so that many of us now spend hours and hours on our computers. We often forget what it is like outside. So why not get a window that looks just like Microsoft Windows, the operating system that most of us use? John Nouanesing, the talented […]

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