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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.

New York’s Most Famous Modern Art Living Room: Discovering Columbus Installation


Modern art usually draws attention through its original concepts, works and installations. For today, we would like to showcase a project entitled “Discovering Columbus” and developed by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi…, known for his intention to transform the bystander’s interaction with common monuments or architectural details. But as you can see, this particular statue is far from being common.

Fresh&Go Eco Bar Providing Fresh Fruit Cocktails in Kiev


Eco Bar Fresh & Go designed by Yaroslav Galant… is the first of its kind in Kiev, Ukraine. Offering clients fresh juices and cocktails, the eco-bar is an idea that is likely to take off globally. According to the press release we received,  the concept for its exterior design was inspired by natural occurrences and elements such as crystal-clear ice,

10 Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes

When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional housing. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there are those who are more adventurous. The range of unusual structures is broad; from grain silos to old fire towers architects have stretched their imaginations to create truly unique homes for their clients.

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iPhone Controllable Thermostat Reducing Energy Costs In Your Home: Tado°


If you are one of those iPhone enthusiasts who love to solve everything around the house by simply launching an app, we have an interesting solution for you today. Tado°… is an iPhone controllable thermostat which can help reduce energy costs in your apartment. How is this possible? Here is an explanation from the producers: “A key element of tado°

Concrete Wallpapers for An Original Industrial Look by Tom Haga


We ran across this interesting collection of wallpaper which have the ability to fool the eye and create an original aesthetic effect. These concrete wall covers designed by Tom Haga… can successfully be employed in any room of the house. Use it in the living room for a sober, industrial effect, in the bedroom for a touch of elegance or

Sustainable Style : Rebuilding or Renovating Your Home with Reclaimed Wood


I first talked about reclaimed wood, briefly, in my piece 10 Eco-friendly ways to Renovate your Home…. Now, on the heels of Hurricane Sandy many of us are looking to rebuild or renovate our homes after suffering severe damage and devastation. At Freshome we are dedicated to giving you the best information and sharing our ideas we have with

Solid Modular Lowboard Built From Concrete for Storing Hi-Tech Gizmos


We received photos and information about an original concrete lowboard design envisioned by Rafael Cichy and entitled Thorax…. A modular installation concept with the highest design standards, the project is innovative to say the least. Due to its heavy mass, the unusual furniture item is guaranteed not to disturb the sensitive electronics stored inside or around. But this is

Highly Original 3D Surface Designs For Innovative Interiors


Check out these innovative surface designs by Giles Miller Studio…, guaranteed to make an impression on anyone thinking of redecorating. By placing various-shaped tiles at different angles on a wall, the resulting effect is original and impressive. As you can see in the photos belows, the patterns come in an array of colors, textures and materials, making them easy

The Lovely Story Behind an Original and Sustainable Christmas Tree Idea [Video]


Since it is never too early to make Christmas plans, we have a pretty story to share with you guys today. One Two Tree… is a project initiated by a couple in Australia, who combined their efforts in creating a sustainable Christmas tree idea. We loved the presentation movie (which we also uploaded below the photos for you guys to

10 Dramatic Garage Transformations to Inspire and Amuse

Garages, they’re not just for cars anymore! People in need of more living space are getting very creative these days. Many are nervous now, not wanting to invest in the real estate market at this time for a myriad of reasons. But what does one do when one has simply outgrown their living space? Perhaps there are now children where…

Sustainable and Highly Inviting Timber Frame House in Amsterdam


We got used to the uniqueness of each new residential architecture project in Amsterdam and this timber frame family home is no exception. Designed by the creative team at Egeon Architecten…, the family villa is located on the Rieteiland-Oost island in the IJburg residential development and offers a serene living and working space. The three levels of the residence

How to Recover and Begin to Rebuild Your Home After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster


We’ve suffered a devastating storm. Those of us who reside in the Northeast are now in the throes of trying to pick up the pieces of our lives and our homes. Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey with such strength and force that she ripped up and knocked down almost everything that stood in her path. The famed Atlantic City Boardwalk,

Six Wild Animals Take Street Art To The Next Level in Johannesburg, South Africa


What a fantastic way to liven up a building with little aesthetic potential! Street artist ROA recently worked his magic on creating an original painting featuring six enormous African animals on a construction in Johannesburg, South Africa. Employing a clever color contrast, the painting (found on This is Colossal…) is easy to spot from far away and quite an

Infinite Lighting Color Combinations In Your Home via Smartphone: Philips Hue [Video]


Not too long ago, we featured a post on Freshome on how to control the lighting in your home via a mobile application. Hope you guys are ready for the next level, because in this post we will get you familiarized with Philips Hue…, a personal wireless lighting system with thousands of integrated color options, all easy to activate

Eager To Control The Lighting in Your Home Via A Mobile App ?


Too tired to go in the kitchen and turn off the lights? How about just switching it off via iPhone? This unusual lighting solution found on Technabob is another step towards that super-hi-tech future most of you guys dream of.  Greenwave Reality… came up with a kit with innovative light bulbs, controllable with the help of a remote, but also

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