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.

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Immersing Yourself in the 3D World of Your Design: Spacemaker VR [Video]

We recently received an e-mail from Miles Kemp, presenting us a new way to create virtual reality models you can walk in using your own 3D design files. Spacemaker VR allows designers and architects everywhere to feel what it’s like walking through their designs throughout the design process. Spacemaker was made for traveling, using as […]

Jewelry For Your Home Decor: Pod Luxe Pendant Light by Loz Abberton

Discovered by Freshome on Flodeau, the “Pod Luxe” pendant light by Loz Abberton is handmade with great care and talent, combining ancient craft with Australian leather, the result being a work of art in itself. Inspired by nature and designed through old traditions, the appealing and ingenious pendant light borrows its shape from the reticulated […]

Funky Wall Hook Made from Recycled Skateboards by Deckstool

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  For years, the guys at Deckstool have been salvaging broken skateboards and crafting them into their funky, yet clean-lined benches, stools, and tables. Over that time they have recycled tons of skateboards, but have also collected many smaller pieces that could not be used for furniture. This surplus of colorful, recycled skateboard scrap and […]

Adding Strength to Your Work Environment: BigFoot Lamp by Tim Vinke

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Product designer Tim Vinke envisioned the BigFoot lamp, a sturdy product with a unique, industrial feel. The project is hand made from natural products such as concrete, wood and leather. With a concrete base of 10x15cm and a height of 32,5cm, the lamp can be easily moved from place to place. It can be used as […]

Minimalist Table&Vase Fusion by Designer Anna Strupinskaya

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The TREEANGLE table by Russian designer Anna Strupinskaya triggers the imagination with an image of a curved tree, split up at the top. The leg of the table is smoothly transformed into a small white vase. The sleek composite pillar created with nature-inspired, asymmetric forms composes a dynamic bend. We love the way this project […]

Reinventing the Light Switch: Futuristic Goldee Light Controller [Video]

Goldee Light Controller is a reinvention of the light switch that redefines how people interact with light. The new system translates information from your surroundings into smart functions that respond to your lighting needs. Users will enjoy smart features such as the Sunrise Alarm, which simulates the morning sunrise to make your morning rise easier. […]

Your Space for Conversation and Meditation: Contemplatorium Love Tree

Contemplatorium Love Tree is an arc-like space that favours conversation and meditation, just like a nook that offers you safety and protection from the outside environment. We’ve discovered the amazing work of the Dutch artist Rob Sweere on designboom and we wanted to share it with you too, dear readers!  Original and playful, this unique spot allows you see […]

12 Meter High Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Inside the Palace of Versailles [Video]

Next time you visit the Palace of Versailles, be on the lookout for this impressive permanent contemporary Swarovski chandelier envisioned by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The Gabriel Chandelier measures 12 meters in hight and weighs half a tonne. Moreover, the installation is composed of 800 crystal modules, threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led […]

Rough Ideas Registered Digitally: Pencil App for Designers by 53 [Video]

Here is a high-tech method for registering rough ideas in a digital form. The creative team behind 53, known for developing the Paper app (a tool allowing users to sketch, write, draw, outline and color) recently came up with Pencil, in order to further develop the freedom of expression. For someone who is passionate about […]

Unconventional Corset Tiles Adding Depth and Playfulness to Home Walls

Fun and original, the Corset Wall Tiles envisioned  by Canadian design and fabrication studio Arbutus+Denman are interior elements which create shadows, textures and patterns. By being offset from the wall, the Corset Wall Tiles add a layer of depth to any surface. Each tile features hand laced cord, a playful and interesting looking features individualizing […]

Challenging Time Measurement: Inspiring Wall Clock Collection by arhiDOT

Dana and Vlad Bostina from Bucharest-based arhiDOT design studio sent us photos and information regarding their inspiring wall clock collection entitled no time. Each of the models below comes with its own story, meant to echo the personality of its future user. The creative items can complement an interior with a personality or become the key […]

A DIY Project That Makes You Smile: The Honeycomb Shelves

The honeycomb shelves, recently discovered on a beautiful mess, are  funny sympathetic shelving units for a DIY project which will add a sense of texture to any living room. To those of you who spend their time thinking how to innovate their interiors, this is actually a very nice idea that can be easily put […]

Feminine and Enveloping: Fashion Boutique in Singapore by KNQ Associates

Designer Stanley Tham of KNQ Associates completed the development of a fashion boutique in Singapore. The store’s realization follows the studio’s core principles of a harmonious interplay between materials and space in order to showcase the brand’s central concepts: Fashionable and Elegance. Brightness, transparency as well as simple materials are combined to create a space […]

Love for Nature: Open Space Showroom Integrates an Interior Garden

Yuko Nagayama & Associates in collaboration with landscape designer Toshiya Ogino envisioned this outstanding open space showroom in Kobe, Japan, for the leatherwear company Sisii. Its particularity consists in displaying the clothing items, “randomly” hanging from a metallic support placed strategically near the interior gardens. At Sisii’s one can admire jackets and handbags while walking through […]

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