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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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Vortex Water Fountains

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Water features have got to be the top must-have features in gardens. One of the best designers who creates wonderful water sculptures is William Pye (UK). He takes his inspiration from nature and the way he manipulates water is truly outstanding such as his vortex fountains. Although he makes smaller versions, the largest one has […]

Summer Houseboat

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If you enjoy being in a houseboat floating down a river by green meadows then you will like this floating houseboat designed by Russian architect, Vladimir Plotkin. The structure was built for the Arch Stoyanie Summer Festival 2008 in Nikola-Lenivets village, Kaluga, Russia. This summer’s festival theme was “Noah’s Ark”. The houseboat was actually floated […]

Cool Bedroom Radio Clock Shaped like a Capsule

Small and interesting objects are used to add some color, or to make a boring place a little bit more interesting. Created by the Hong-Kong based Sequoia-studio “Gélule” is a concept radio clock shaped like a capsule with a backlit LCD display and an omni-directional speaker and is a great object that can attract attention […]

Floating Media Drawer from West Elm

Have you ever needed just one more drawer, or a little more space to store a few things, without buying a new piece of furniture ? If your answer is yes, then West Elm has an interesting idea that could solve this problem …. their new floating media drawer — a stackable, single drawer that […]

Beam Bed – Sun-Rays-Like Light Effect

The Beam Bed was designed by Ewan Robertson for Lagostudio. An original system of boards forms the base for the mattress, opening up in a sunburst arrangement from a central fulcrum. The way of supporting the mattress is therefore innovative and unorthodox, but decidedly functional and practical. Inspired by a figure of elementary simplicity and […]

Chair made from Sponges by Marcella Foschi

The designer Marcella Foschi participated in the workshop of the Campana brothers in Milan sponsored by 3M and developed this chair made from sponges. The final design is not such a big deal, and I’m pretty sure that a lot of people could make something like this, but …it has something interesting, and I can […]

Clothes Hanger Lamp by Hector Serrano

Hector Serrano designed this clever clothes hanger lamp which has two functions. It lights up your room or even closet as well as keeps your shirt unwrinkled, perhaps the one you plan to wear the next day. When you wake up some dull morning, the lamp will not only softly illuminate the room but will […]

Sausage Link Chair – Bulldang by Hirohiko Kamiya

If you’re the sort who likes to plump up your cushions before you sit down, then this tube chair is just for you! The nine-metre or 30 foot stuffed tube called the Bulldang or Buldang was designed to look like the bangers on your dinner plate, links and all! Hirohiko Kamiya is the designer who […]

Furniture for Primary School Children

It doesn’t matter how hard times get, people will spend money on their children. Parents will throw bus loads of money at anything they think will help their children perform better in school, to get ahead, to go to a better school, to get ahead, rinse and repeat. Simon Dennehy has something parents can buy […]

Sketch Chairs – Mommy’s Chair by Lucy Merchant

Look closely. Very, very closely. These chairs appear to be a child’s drawing or a delibrate cartoon sketch on paper. But they are not. They are fully 3-D chairs i.e. real chairs anyone can sit on. Lucy Merchant is the designer behind Mommy’s Chair, a series of hand-bent recycled steel chairs with white seats which […]

Cocobello Modular Cabin With Various Purposes

Building a new house in the old fashioned way, doesn’t allow change and takes not only a lot of time but a lot of personal effort. Not the Cocobello modular cabin which is built using three interlocking elements that can be moved horizontally and vertically, to form a two-storey studio unit. Designed as a Fliegender […]

Wall-Mounted Aquariums from Mikaza Home

These wall mounted aquariums will add an atmosphere of life and sophistication to any room or office. As the tank is fully mounted on the wall, there’s no need for a stand or table, thus drawing the eye directly to the tank. The low profile of these aquariums match the modern look of plasma TV […]

Karl Lagerfeld to Design “Haute Homes” in Dubai Isla Moda

After last month we saw that Brad Pitt will design an eco-friendly hotel Dubai Infinity Holdings just announced that Karl Lagerfeld will design 80 residential homes for them, including a limited-edition design on Isla Moda, the world’s first dedicated fashion island, set in the iconic development, The World ( one of many man-made islands being […]

Bicycle Trailers on Loan at IKEA

IKEA of Denmark is now starting a new concept at their Danish stores. After they made a survey and found that 20 percent of its customers arrived by bike, the IKEA outside of Copenhagen has hooked up with the Danish Freetrailer service to offer (relatively free) Velorbis bikes with trailers to customers. IKEA has invested […]

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