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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.

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

Colorful & Intricate Decorative Glass Panels for Game-Enthusiasts


How would you like to have your favorite superhero look down at your from your room window or glass door? Okay, this may not be everyone’s dream, but for those of you nostalgic about Super Mario, Iron Man, Warhammer 40k or the shield of the Knights of Hyrul, these colorful stained glass panels could make for some alluring home additions.

Adding Cheerfulness to the Streets of Sao Paolo: 6emeia Street Art Project


Aiming at cheering up some of the streets in Sao Paolo, Brazil, artists Anderson Augusto, also known as SÃO, and Leonardo Delafuente, also known as Delafuente collaborated in the development of the project entitled 6emeia…. The duo managed to reinvent quite a few otherwise “gray” and unattractive urban elements, such as storm drains, light posts, manhole covers or fire

Interesting Way to Redirect Robbers: The Neighbours Have Better Stuff Doormat


Guaranteed to “give burglars–and dirty shoes–the brush off”, Reed Wilson’…s idea for a doormat is not just practical, but also fun. Well, technically, it is only fun if you live in a safe neighborhood, but this is another story. “The neighbors have better stuff” is the message displayed by this unusual door rug, a cool design idea with an

Comfortable Furniture for Pampered Pets by Pet Lounge Studios


Led by the creative talents of recognized furniture designer Corey Drew, Pet Lounge Studios… takes a unique approach towards the humanization of pets. The company’s mission is to create totally unique designs that solve a variety of problems, but most importantly how to seamlessly and comfortably integrate your pets into your homes without sacrificing the finely planned decor. Pet Lounge

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in your Home


In recent years, we have witnessed the rising trend for all things vintage, and not just in interiors. Our consumer society, which once sought out the most modern, cutting edge and exclusive designs for the home, has taken a step back in time and objects that were once so highly coveted now share the lime light with an older, more

Creating Indoor Flower Terraces With I-pot Modular System by Supercake


We received photo and information about the I-pot modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors, designed by the creative team at Supercake…, The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable interlocking elements that can be set up separately or in groups to host large items like flower pots or tall books. I-pot also has several add-ons such

Extending the Boundaries of the Traditional Rug: Legno-Legno Wooden Carpet


Have a look at this innovative “carpet” design, containing 90% wood and inspiring so much elegance. Legno-Legno wooden rug from Ruckstuhl… is a perfect alternative to a common carpet and a lot easier to maintain. Its wooden appearance make it a breeze to integrate in almost any modern interior, be it minimalist or eclectic. The designers nicely describe the project

Easily Recreating The Look of a Classic Wallpaper: Patterned Paint Rollers


We ran across an interesting idea on The Painted House, which most of you DIY enthusiasts will probably enjoy. Found via FloDeau…, the patterned paint rollers can easily recreate the look of a classic wallpaper; if you are willing to take things further, they can even be used to print patterns on various fabrics. Founder Clare Bosanquet discovered

10 Hot & Trendy Colors Decorators Adore

Each year Pantone…, the authority on color and color trends, makes their prediction regarding the latest hot colors. Both fashion and interior designers clamor for their latest selections as they are regarded as the foremost influencer of color trends.  This year’s trends consist of 10 amazing hues. They run from soothing neutrals to bold jewel tones and they can

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