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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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Reflection as a Key Design Tool: Ingenious Moitie Table Lamp

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Jordi López Aguiló of Kutarq Studio sent us photos of Moitie, an iconic table lamp using reflection as a key part of the design. The project has a dynamic aspect: depending on the angle of view, the vision of the lamp varies and there is a feeling of depth. The mirror reflects the half silhouette […]

Exotic Satori Japanese Wall Finishes Providing a Distinct Modern Look

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Japanese plaster is a traditional interior wall finish used for hundreds of years in Japan for both residential and commercial spaces. Satori finishes are a natural earth sand based product which has been modernized to provide consistent color and durability. The coatings are applied by hand trowel similar to venetian Italian plaster, however, the look […]

Inspiring New Design for the Odessa Restaurant in Kiev by YOD Design Lab

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Meet the Odessa restaurant, located in Kiev’s city centre. Opened back in 1962, it has recently suffered some transformations, in order to fit the modern times. The restaurant has kept some of its old fascinating flair, such as the coziness, but it became brighter and more vivid. Where the “Odessa” name came from, anyway?  YOD […]

Keep Tabs on Your Front Door Anytime, Anywhere: iDoorCam WiFi [Video]

Just like missing a call, missing a visit can change the outcome of your day. We just discovered iDoorCam WiFi, a sleek gizmo that allows users to see and speak to the person who’s ringing their front doorbell, no matter where they are located. By installing an application on iOS and Android devices, home owners […]

Manage Your Pet’s Nutritional Needs Via Smartphone: Pintofeed [Video]

Admit it: the idea of feeding your pet through a wireless device didn’t really cross your mind. Lending a helping hand to those caught up in their busy modern lives, the creative team behind Pintofeed envisioned a contemporary pet feeder which can provide food for your dog or cat automatically. The gizmo works by connecting […]

10 Ways to Organize your Back to School Home

Now that the summer is almost over it is time for families to start thinking about back to school ideas for their fall home. While many parents think back to school organization only involves the kids’ rooms and play areas, the reality is “back to school” time affects your entire home. From the moment you […]

DuPont Corian Countertops: An Ingenious Way to Charge Your Gadget Wirelessly

We bump into all sorts of wireless charging solutions these days and we test all sorts of methods, in order to improve the life battery of our smartphones and tablets. We’ve seen it all, from green technologies to fashionable gadgets that cost a fortune, that remarkably boost the life of our precious tech companion, yet […]

Stylish Origami Lightning Collection: “Folded” by Ariel Zuckerman

Israeli product designer Ariel Zuckerman recently shared an interesting lighting collection with us, inspired by the Japanese art of Origami. According to the project developer, the “Folded” series deals with the physical tension applied on a two dimensional sheet. Using techniques such as folding, stretching and twisting, borrowed from the discipline of paper, and applying […]

Visually Striking 3D Perforated Copper Staircase by Arup

Pushing the limitation of geometry and materials in home design, Arup (in close collaboration with Design Architect STUDIO MISHIN  Architectural Bureau’s Sergey Mishin and Katya Larina and Technical Architects Daniel Llofriu Pou, Alberto Arguimbau) has created a three dimensional and perforated copper staircase, especially designed as a focal point for the Villa Mallorca project. Illumination […]

10 Essential Lawn Care Tips for Your Late Summer Home

Now that the summer is getting away from us, your lawn is under attack from the hot summer sun, insects, and of course foot traffic from entertaining guests and kids playing. While the summer may be ending in a few months, your lawn still has many more months of looking beautiful. Whether you have a […]

Celebrating Dining Without Mobile Phone Distractions: Zip It Tablecloth

Technology can dominate dining in a negative way. When groups of people eat together, mobile phones can often become unwelcome guests. Checking for updates, sending messages and answering calls can be an annoying distraction during a meal. Zip It Tablecloth is part of a collection which highlights and addresses this issue, while celebrating the ritual […]

Interview : Exciting Eco-Friendly Contemporary Garden Rooms By The English Designer Ben Lord

One of the strongest trends nowadays, in the world of design, focuses on sustainability. I find it very curious and exciting to see the world more engaged towards  environmentally-friendly approaches. The designers’ attempt to establish a proper dialogue between man and the environment is also gratifying. We had a few talks with the British designer, Ben Lord from Pod […]

What’s Fashionable in Today’s Luxe Design

Luxe design focuses the art of living well offering affluent, sophisticated homeowners quality design and high end products. Most luxury products are out of the financial realm of possibility for the majority of the population, but there are ways to create the look of Luxe for less. The truth of the matter is that we […]

New IKEA LED Lamp For Illuminating Storage Drawers

The new DIODER LED battery-operated lamp from IKEA answers a basic need when it comes to modern living: illuminating storage spaces, particularly drawers and cabinets. Unobtrusive and elegantly designed, the strip of light comes on automatically when you open the drawer and goes off when you close it. Moreover, the LED light source is said […]

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