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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.

Starbucks Coffee Shop Design in Tokyo Based on Original Library Theme


Japanese design studio Nendo… envisioned an interesting Starbucks coffee shop version in Tokyo, where customers can order coffee by taking “books” to the counter. The pop-up library is called ‘Starbucks Espresso Journey’ and consists of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves containing book sleeves with nine differently colored covers, each representing a particular type of coffee. Inside the original book cases, clients will find

Tailor-Made Fontanot Staircase Adorning Scavolini’s New York Showroom


We recently received photos and information about the tailor-made Fontanot staircase connecting the two floors of the new Scavolini flagship store in the Soho district of New York at West Broadway 429, one of the most prestigious addresses in Manhattan. Here is an excerpt from the press release we were sent: Inside the brand-new store, the Fontanot… staircase, designed by

Twisty Curvy Charging Device, Dock and Tripod for iPhone


Spotted on Fastcodesign, the Bobine… is one of the hottest iPhone accessories available on the market of consumer electronics. What makes it so special and why we think it’s hot? Well, let’s start with the beginning. The Bobine is a charging cable, with e built-in USB, all wrapped in a flexible metallic gooseneck. Now the interesting part: you can

Taking Industrial Materials to the Next Level: IVANKA Concrete Fashion Line


This post is dedicated to all of you out there with a strange passion for… concrete. We’ve seen many examples of concrete furniture on Freshome, it is time to take it up a notch and present this incredible fashion line by Budapest-based design company IVANKA…. According to the studio’s official description, their entire work is based on the versatile

Winner Announced : Skywatch Giveaway from TouchOfModern & Freshome


291 people left comments qualifying for a chance to win one of the two watches that we presented in the “Skywatch Giveaway from TouchOfModern & Freshome” post. Congratulations to everyone who participate, and thanks to TouchOfModern… for offering such cool giveaway! Finally the winner of this contest is Catalina Graure and the winning comment is :
“I’d like

Dahila Flower’s Geometric Symmetry Inspiring The Hypnotic Lamp


A beautiful concept has been chosen by the Polish design studio, AP DIZAJN… in developing a peculiar object that embellishes every living space, spreading a sophisticated smooth light.  The Hypnotic Lamp is a luminous panel that pleasantly redecorates a room by playing not only with the laws of physics, but also  with the human perception.  Inspired by a natural source

Express to Impress: Spectacular Curtain Door by Matharoo Associates


“Knocking at the Curtain Door” is an expression that you probably won’t hear too often. The Matharoo Associates, an architectural firm from India completed one of the most interesting doors you will ever see. We have spotted this astonishing project on Design Milk… and we decided to share this experience with all of you. The Curtain Door is a

Playful Concept in Designing Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency, Jakarta


We have discovered on Office Snapshots a wonderful and colourful workspace and we are eager to share it with you. The client is a very well known advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather which has finally succeeded to create in Jakarta a playground for “big people”, supported by M Moser Associates. …When it comes to advertising agencies, architects and designers think

Freshome Featured on Flipboard’s Infographic


Last year Freshome was featured on Flipboard ( the 2010 iPad App of the Year and TIME listed it as one of the top 50 innovations in 2010 ). Since then lots of new visitors found Freshome via Flipboard and lots of them check our site from the app. If you haven’t downloaded their app… yet, we still highly recommend

Skywatch Giveaway from TouchOfModern & Freshome


Today we’re teaming up with TouchOfModern… to give you a chance to win a pretty cool watch from Skywatch – Poppy Red Watch. Finished in elegant mineral crystal and a dash of sleek silver on the clock hands, this watch combines timeless style with modern technology. The 100M water-resistant feature gives you the ability to take this watch on any

10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle


There are many ways one can defy the “trap” of a common urban rhythm. Converting your home into a fresh and peaceful oasis is the best way to cope with daily challenges. And as we see it, nothing spells “freshness” better than nature itself. This post is about integrating plants in your home creatively, delivering a space that is both

Spiral Stairway Defining a Luxurious Residential House in Texas


The Bernbaum Magadini Architects… have been challenged to design a luxurious additional house project in Highland Park, Texas. This particular construction had to face a problem from the very own beginning: a limited surface. The architects had to arrange 730 square feet and transform them into a welcoming spot, coming as an addition to the original home. The major request

30 000 Bottle Caps Employed to Decorate Small Russian Home


Rustic and homey artistic patterns elaborated using no less than 30 000 bottle caps were used to decorate a small wooden home located in the Russian village of Kamarchaga, in the Siberian taiga. The owner and mastermind behind the unusual project is Olga Kostina, a Russian pensioner with a will to cross the boundaries of common rural home design. According

Create Your Room Plan in Seconds with iPhone and iPad MagicPlan App [Video]


Need your room layout on paper as soon as possible? Check out the MagicPlan… application, a small program which can generate the plan of a room in seconds. Simply innitiate the app from your iPhone or iPad, turn around in a circle, mark the corners and take pictures with the device’s camera. The result? A professional sketch with an accuracy

An Innovative Wi-Fi Hotspot in the Heart of Paris : L’Escale Numérique


An updated small scale version of the suspended gardens of Babylon can be admired these days in Paris. French designer,  Mathieu Lehanneur… developed an outstanding concept and placed it in the shelter of culture, romance and exquisiteness, the capital of eternal love. A masterpiece in terms of execution, L’Escale Numérique is the perfect example that nature and technology work well

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