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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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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Lighting Series by Rainer Mutsch Displaying a Slightly Rippled Geometry

Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch has created a series of lights made of fiber cement for the manufacturer Molto Luce. Each individual luminaire shade is moulded manually from soft fiber cement: the shades get their stability through their slightly rippled geometry which eventually leads to a minimum of material thickness. We love the stylish outcome and […]

Vegan Restauran in Madrid Features an Exciting Ephemeral Installation

Wandering on the streets of Madrid, this splendid city of culture and siestas, is an exciting thing to do. A city filled with life and colour makes you curious and ready to start a journey of discovery. The best thing about visiting such a dynamic city is that it offers you the possibility to bump […]

Stunning 3D Wall Surfaces Inspired by Contemporary Art Trends

3D SURFACE is an innovation which arose from a meeting between three experienced craftsmen: Romano Zenoni and Alessandro and Stefano Fazzuoli. The combination of texture, shapes and materials especially developed by the company led to the creation of artistic wall panels, ideal for any modern decor. Thanks to the clever use of ceramic coated fiber-reinforced mortar solutions […]

Simple And Elegant Shelving Unit Inspired by Suspension Bridges

If you are into minimalism and simple decorations, this is something you’ll definitely like! Bridge Shelves is a simple design concept that adds a touch of elegance to any living environment. It can be completely disassembled and flat-packed for convenient delivery. We’ve spotted the Bridge Shelves project on archidesignclub and we really wanted to share it with you too. […]

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