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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 Google Indoor Maps Service, With Over 10,000 Floor Plans Available via Mobile


If you are a shopping enthusiast, or simply find it practical to have an indoor map of a mall when looking for a certain household object, this new service launched by Google Maps will come in handy. Google Indoor Maps… comes with over 10,000 indoor layouts, for stores, malls, casinos, museums and airports around the world. And this is just

Exquisite Hand-Knitted Furnishings by Melanie Porter


This time last year on Freshome, we wrote about the trend for knitting and crochet in interior design… and we are happy to report that the trend is still going strong. What was once considered to be an old fashioned past-time reserved for grandmas has become increasingly popular in recent years as younger generations have rediscovered the value and pleasure

Creative and Colorful Bookworm for Book Lovers


The Dutch design studio,  Atelier 010…, has completed a creatively ingenious bookshelf for people who like “sinking” into the universe of reading. Instead of going to a library, to feel that particularly beautiful feeling of belonging to that universe, entirely articulated with books or escape to the countryside, in search of tranquility, you can now create a smooth reading

A New Tactile Design Experience: Quilted Wood Daybed by Elisa Strozyk [Video]


You may already have heard of Elisa Strozyk, a young designer who successfully managed to convert wood into… fabric. We featured a post on Freshome on her wooden textiles… a while back, better explaining her work. For today, we would like to show you her quilted wood daybed,  which was designed for ‘The Thread That Binds Us’ exhibition at

6,728 Colored Cloth Squares Used To Create Fabric Padded Portraits [Video]


We stumbled across an interesting art project that caught our attention due to the major effort invested in its development. Studio Hjortefar created these striking fabric padded portraits for Kvadrat’s “Hallingdal 65…” exhibition, using no less than 6,728 colored cloth squares. The two portraits were entitled Bum and Nana. In total each piece contains 7200 pixels, measures

Benjamin Moore’s Picks Lemon Sorbet as its Color for 2013


Color trends, in recent years, have seen richer, darker, more saturated and jewel-toned colors on walls, in furniture as well as in accessories. For 2013 Benjamin Moore has chosen Lemon Sorbet as its Color of the Year, claiming that it “is the perfect transitional color between the mid-tones and saturated colors seen in today’s home furnishings and the softer, lighter

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

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