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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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Pinterest’s New Creative Offices in San Francisco Boasting Over-Sized Volumes

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Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media companies, has recently opened its new creative offices headquarters, boasting over-sized white volumes in a 45, 000 square-foot warehouse in Palo Alto (San Francisco). The place (split in four houses) has been transformed and adapted to the needs of the employees. Spacious, creative and neat in its […]

Dreaming of Far Away Places: Fascinating Earth Globe Suspension Lamp

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Unconventionally built, the Ululi Ulula suspension lamp by Matteo Ugolini, takes you back to nature and closer to humanity. This beautiful and inspiring lamp creates the effect of our floating planet in the universe due to its structure in white painted fiberglass with lace inserts. By simply looking at it, you are transported to another […]

The Creative Reading Net: It Can Be Fun and Entertaining by Playoffice

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A traditional family library has been transformed into an appealing place for kids by the creative Madrid-based studio, Playoffice, designing exclusively kids spaces that encourage learning through playing with a creative reading net. We’ve discovered this project on Mymodernmet and decided to share it with you due to the creative approach to learning and reading. “Reading Net” […]

Contemporary Descendant of Retro Sphere Lighting: Atomic Suspension Lamp

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Due to its polyvalence and sense of creativity allied to an expressive style, the Atomic suspension lamp by Delightfull is an instant eye-catcher. A contemporary descendant of retro sphere lighting, this project is a spot-on interpretation of the atomic age design. It consists of a set of glossy black and gold plated round shades, aligned […]

Cool Ramen Restaurant in Vietnam Integrating a Mosaic Wall

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The Ramen Bar Suzuki, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a particularly interesting restaurant, with a mosaic wall and a cozy ambience. Its amazing interior, which is like nothing you’ve seen before, was specially design to make people feel comfortable. The team responsible with the project, 07BEACH, had to make Ramen glow. And that was not […]

Amusing Bog Standard Oak Toilet Seat With Roll Holder by Henry Franks

We’ve seen plenty of peculiar things that actually turn out to be quite useful but we’ve never seen anything like this before! Amusing, functional and well, let’s face it, elegant, Bog Standard is an oak toilet seat with a built-in toilet paper holder. In other words, a clever and ingenious accessory that adds a touch of […]

DIY Vs. Hiring an Expert When It Comes to Redecorating Your Home [Infographic]

We ran across this infographic by In Style Modern analyzing the benefits of hiring an interior designer, versus the benefits of redesigning a home for yourself. According to the photo below, some of the main advantages of DIY are flexibility to change, easy plan adjustments, budget control, family time, trying out new experiences and of […]

An Elegant Ladder as Part of the Living Space by Fritz Specht

Did you ever think that a highly functional object such as a ladder could ever gain the attention of a curious designer? I was personally blown away by the elegance confined in the Tenzing Ladder, developed by Fritz Specht and discovered by Freshome on Yanko Design. The object originates in a student’s plan to come […]

Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench

Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. Especially developed for Piba Marmi’s Monocromo exhibit at Italian design trade fair Abitare il Tempo, Saturnia bench exhibits an irregular geometrical shape bordered by various squares and rectangles. These design protuberances […]

Sleek Aluminum Radiators for a Contemporary Lifestyle: Agorà Collection

Discovered on Flodeau, Agorà is an elegant collection of harmoniously shaped aluminum radiators that miraculously can change the décor of any room. Designed by the talented Nicola De Ponti for TUBES,  these unusual items evoke a classic sophistication and complement the meandering architecture of the ancient Greeks. The beguiling design of these  heaters blends seamlessly with different types of […]

Classic Lighting With a Unique Modern Spin: Windfall Crystal Chandeliers

Munich based lighting brand Windfall has “invaded” hotels, fashion and jewelry boutiques internationally. Lighting experts Clarissa Dorn and Roel Haagmans take classic structures and add their own modern spin. Instead of having the lighting integrated in the chandelier, they have it lit from above so it becomes almost like jewelry for the lighting. Think of Windfall lighting as the […]

Keeping Your Feline Happy: Krabhuis : A House for Cats to Scratch

Spotted on design-milk, this cute, small cardboard house is the perfect “tool” for cats to scratch, replacing successfully the ugly massive scratching posts (or your furniture). It’s subtle and suitable for any feline, being made from 90% recycled material (48 layers of duofold cardboard). Cats are fond of scratching, we all know that. The best thing to […]

Playful Swing Bar Turns Social Venues Into Memorable Recreation Grounds

In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”. The Swing Bar envisioned by Duffy London, is an “upgrade” of one of their former projects, which we presented on Freshome a while back. While the Swing table can brighten up small gathering spaces, […]

Beech Wood Sticks Adorning the Interior of a MRQT Boutique in Stuttgart

The MRQT Boutique’s design in Stuttgart was completed this year by ROK, an architectural office focusing on special design solutions for interiors. The store’s unique design refers to a wall containing 22.000 wooden sticks with individual directions and of various lengths. The wall’s entire surface is “decorated” with a fur-like beech wood installation while the rest of the […]

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