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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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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

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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

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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

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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. […]

Colours and Geometric Patterns: Elisa Strozyk’s Amazing Wooden Rugs

Elisa Strozyk is a talented German artist. She managed to craft amazing rugs made of dyed wood attached to a textile base, blurring the line between fabrics and hard materials. What she creates is simple and beautiful and it has a great impact upon the viewer: small triangular pieces of wood, in different shades and […]

Color and Personality: Webshake Office in Bucharest by Archinteriors

Monica Corduneanu of Archinteriors sent us photos of the Webshake office, a project which she recently completed. According to the designer,”the idea was to develop a unique and personalized space. At the same time the clients wanted a fun and colourful interior. This is why I chose to use two strong colours, turquoise and yellow, […]

Sculptural Lighting With Dazzling Visual Effects by Cameron Design House

Combining Finnish heritage and London upbringing, designer Ian Cameron of Cameron Design House creates bespoke lighting that is uniquely natural in design. Using a combination of natural and man-made materials, the studio produces beautiful, contemporary designs that maintain a strong sculptural aesthetic. Each and every light is meticulously designed and produced in the Cameron Design […]

Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete?

It’s a question that begs to be answered and worth delving into. In order to best answer this question we need to take a look at today’s modern families and their lifestyles. We are busier than ever before. Our days are longer than in the past. Today’s school children have longer days  with more activities […]

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