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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.

Discreet Modern Design for Private Meditation Chapel in Mexico

If you were to design your perfect spot for relaxation, how would it look like? Mexico-based BNKR Arquitectura… completed the development of a private meditation chapel, intended to help the clients in their spiritual journey. Fascinated by one of the studio’s previous projects -La Estaancia Chapel-located near their weekend house, the owners decided to create their own haven of tranquility,

Smart Grab & Go Storage for Precious Everyday Objects: Geco Hub [Video]

Geco Hub by Version 22… is a smart solution for storing precious everyday objects that you can’t afford to lose, from keys to important letters. The unconventional unit is fully customizable and modular, meaning anyone can create a Geco Hub unique to them and can even grow their Geco Hub to fill entire walls. By using a patented flexible matrix

Transforming Mundane Objects into Works of Art: Japanese Manhole Covers

We all know that Japanese are creative about almost everything they do, but we have do admit it, we really didn’t see this one coming! To transform mundane objects into works of art – that’s one, but to create an entire trend around it, well, that’s a totally different story. For those of you who pay a special interest in

Virtual Tour of Google’s New Offices in Amsterdam by D/DOCK

For all of you out there involved in various online projects, here is a sneak peek at Google’s new offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Designed by D/DOCK…, the interiors of this creative working venue were inspired by the garage in which Google’s two founders (Larry Page and Sergey Brin) started the tech giant. According to the project developers, “quirky

Super Creative Outdoor Advertising: OBI Renovated Billboards

Germany is the proud owner of hundreds of hardware stores, DIY shops, in one word, a market overwhelmed with competitors, services, products and billboards, time for a change and a new approach. To survive in such a jungle, one always needs to find ways to distinguish itself and amidst the crowd of confusing advertising, to be original yet relevant. Largest

Magnetic Hangers Save Space in Your Closet: Cliq by Flow Design

Check these gorgeous magnetic hangers reinterpreted by the creative German-Latvian duo Georg Dwalischwili and Janis Karklins of Flow Design…! With a cutting edge design that helps you save space in your closet (up to six centimetres of vertical space), the invention dubbed Cliq is a sleek clothing hanger that eliminates the hook, replacing it with strong magnets. At a

How to Choose the Perfect Swimming Pool Layout for Your Home [Infographic]


In order to help home owners choose the perfect swimming pool layout, the team at Glass Tile Store… put together an inspiring infographic. Listing the strengths and weaknesses of some popular and classic swimming pool shapes, the graphic below is both interactive and easy to follow. Depending on the size and shape of their property, home owners can choose one

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Sleek Organic Feel of Maple Set Knives

Maple Set Knives is an innovative set of two culinary knives prototyped by the Ottawa-based design firm, Federal Inc…. Featuring a sleek design, these utensils break the mould of traditional thinking on everyday products. Forget about the regular kitchen appliances you use on a daily basis. We bet you didn’t experience so far knives almost entirely made of maple. 

Colorful Spiral Staircase Boosting Indoor Energy : STEEL by Fontanot

STEEL by Fontanot (you may remember the company’s elegant staircase… we published on Freshome a while back) is the solution designed for those who want color to be part of their everyday life, and for those who like the brilliant freshness of painted steel better than the warmth of wood. STEEL is a spiral staircase which, as the name implies,

Textural Kaleidoscope as Storage: Wallpockets by Ampersand

Wallpockets by Ampersand… is a clever home project that draws attention instantly. Challenged by an ever-growing trend of having more stuff around the house, we are forced to think of creative ways to hide them (the irony) or display them in a visually pleasant manner. Ampersand came up with a fun solution: “Inspired by clusters of barnacles, Wallpockets create a

Unconventional, Yet Elegant Spiralling Oak Staircase by Paul Coudamy

French designer Paul Coudamy…, designed this unconventional spiraling oak staircase in a private home is Paris, France. His concept, elegantly mixing functionality and aesthetics, connects the ground floor with the first floor in virtually any environment you can imagine such as houses, studios, stores or any other housing space available. The fan-shaped trades, wide at the bottom and narrow

Top 10 Kitchen Trends of KBIS 2014 for your Home

This year is definitely the year for your kitchen! Over the past years the trend of modernizing your kitchen to fit you lifestyle has been apparent with technology driven appliances and innovative surfaces and materials. This February I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry show (KBIS)…. Here are 10 wonderful highlights of the

Fabulous Private Residence Encompassed by Vegetation in Los Angeles

The city of abundance and wellbeing, Los Angeles is best known for its unimaginable luxury mansions belonging to the affluent class. We’ve stumbled upon several residential projects among which West Knoll (West Hollywood), this fabulous private residence encompassed by lush greenery. A pure delight for the eye, the house was completed in 2013, by Amit Apel Design, Inc…. As

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Commissioned and challenged to design a space divider in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA), artist Alyson Shotz… came up with a creative mirror fence. The installation is barely noticeable during summer and winter and sparkles some great visual effects in autumn and spring, when the color diversity is at its peak. The unconventional project measures 138 feet x

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg… would build three July 22 Memorial sites in Norway. In order to commemorate the attacks in Oslo and Utoya (a small island outside of the capital), the artist presented a proposal to cut a gap into the Sørbråten

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