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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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Sliding Bamboo Closet Doors from Moso Bambo

Maybe you don’t have enough space or money for a walk in closet, but here is a solution that will allow you to have an envy-inspiring clothes storage area by dressing up the doors. These sliding bamboo closet doors from Moso Bamboo add interest to what would otherwise , and be a pretty plain wall. […]

Wake Up with an Amazing View – SkyCeiling

If you would like to brighten up and inject some life into a dull room, then you should check this beautiful idea. SkyCeilings are photographic illusions of real skies that fit into standard ceiling grid systems. SkyCeilings faux skylights now include programmable lighting which can be used to emulate the intensity and color changes that […]

Furniture Made with a Single Stroke

Designed by Aykut Erol the Line Furniture System is a metal wire system made with a single stroke or line. This system has everything from a lamp, to coat hook, to shelving, to TV set, to even a wine and CD racks! The most important characteristic of “Line” is it being a no-break line. Theoretically, […]

Beautifuel Life – Oil Can Coffee Set

Ouch. With oil selling at record prices, filling up our cars at the pump really hurts our wallets these days. Global demand, especially from rapidly growing economies like China and India, is far outstripping our capacity to produce enough oil. So it makes more and more sense to curb our dependence on crude. Perhaps a […]

Modern Mosaic Tables

Mosaics are great additions to home decor, not just for floors and walls but tables. Mosaic tiling on tables is not new but many of those you come across would not suit a contemporary style. So it is delightful to see the work of designer Brad Teasdale, co-founder of Brooklyn Glassworks, NY. He is ” […]

Curvy Retro Furniture – MeliaDesignUK

Sculptural furniture with its shapely forms can become voluptuous additions to your decor. The full-bodied approach to such furniture can best be seen by the work of John-Paul Melia and Lucy Tatam, who are the designers behind MeliaDesignUK. They work primarily from man-made boards and a range of real wood veneers, some of which are […]

Pant Hangers for Your Prints

Sometimes you don’t have to spend oodles of money for great design. A simple idea, some DIY skills and voila! A project that delivers visual impact on a small budget. Jean, a soft goods designer and one half of Ladies and Gentleman Home started using pant hangers as a inexpensive solution to hanging her prints […]

Amazing New Take on House Decoration 3D Wall Paintings

When I saw these pictures for the first time I’ve immediately thought at the amazing 3D chalk drawings done by Julian Beever ( see his works here ). What you can see in these pictures is a brilliant new take on house decoration, and I’m sure that that my readers would want to admire these […]

Recycled Mattress Chairs – Madam Rubens Collection

Most of us would not be able to guess the origin of these plump stools, pouffes and chair for the designer, Dutch born Frank Willems has truly given old mattresses an extreme makeover. His idea came about after a project on material life. He noticed almost all unwanted waste material could be recycled except mattresses. […]

Two Clever Clear Lighting Solutions For Your Home

Clear lamps are great because they can blend so easily with any color scheme. But won’t it be even better if they could also help you solve organizational problems in your home at the same time? Like misplaced magazines and books. If you’ve been spending too much time hunting for that book you were reading, […]

Kids Chair with Roll-Top Storage Space

The Kid’s Roll Top Chair has a sitting surface that works like an old-time roll-top desk, sliding away to reveal storage space where kids can put their toys and other “stuff” while being usable as a chair too. As the name of this chair already suggests, the chair was designed for kids, and it looks […]

Modular Bed Concept Turns Single/ Double in Seconds

By looking at this modular bed design concept designed by Swedish designer Marcia Hanvey Isaksson, I can say that a bed like this should exist in every hotel. The design is basically a double bed that lets you instantly split it into two single beds without having to spend your back for it. Each single […]

Felt Jacket Pillows

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Mexican designer Ximena Orozco once needed a pillow case. All she had on hand was a old felt jacket. She loved the soft warm fabric and was loathed to take the jacket apart so she slipped the pillow inside instead. It was an eureka moment. She then went […]

Damask Staircase Makeover

Staircases are often neglected in homes. After all they have a utilitarian function – a passageway to go from one floor to another. Yet, they deserve more visual impact. As Melissa from Sugar City Journal wrote, it’s all about “elevating the mundane“. She was inspired by an older interior decorating book by Alexandra Stoddard which […]

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