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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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What Today’s First Time Homebuyer is Looking for in the Purchase of Their Home

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Last week, after speaking with Simon Fitzpatrick of Simon Fitzpatrick Exceptional Properties to learn about what the older generation is looking for when they downsize to a smaller home, I thought it might be interesting, conversely, to find out about what the first time home buyer might be looking for today. I bought my first […]

Freshome Has Reached 200,000 Followers on Pinterest!

We would love to inspire each and everyone of our readers with at least one striking design-related photo. But simple Math will reveal that 5400 pins (pictures currently in out Pinterest account) are not enough for our… 200 000+ Followers! It is truly rewarding to see you guys being active on our account and helping […]

Inspired by the Revolving Disco Ball: Scotch Club Pendant Lamp

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Nostalgic about genuine discotheque atmosphere? While this lighting object may not provide the exact feel of the popular revolving disco ball, its inspiration is driven from nights of wild disco fun. Scotch Club ceramic collection was created as a result of the collaboration between Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah and is a very classy lighting object, […]

Lighting Object Shaped Like an Evanescent Cloud by Mathieu Lehanneur

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Cloudy is Fabbian Illuminazione’s new blown-glass lamp created by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur. Normally, when we look at clouds, we seek organic shapes, similar to objects of living beings. In this case, the creative process has been reversed: this is a special object which, during its creation, revealed all its potential. “Cloudy is a paradox! […]

Exuberance Meets Minimalism: The Ikibana Restaurant

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A gorgeous place to eat when in Barcelona. A powerful mix of exuberance and minimalism, the union between two great cultures, one minimalist and quiet and the other, loud and abundant, both strong and influential meet and create this great fusion of tastes and flavours. Ikibana restaurant is the expression of two cultures that are […]

Seemingly 2D Lighting Designs Inspiring Frailty and Elegance: WIREFLOW

If you are a fan of geometric patterns and creative lighting design, have a look at how the two were originally combined in WIREFLOW. Imagined by designer Arik Levy for Vibia, the projects were assembled by using rods and wires, which transmit a feeling of two-dimensional. The bulbs were subtly added at the bottom of […]

What Empty Nesters are Looking for in a New Home When they Downsize

The Baby Boomer Generation is the largest age group of our population. These retirees, or soon to be retirees, are also looking to downsize from their current homes, and looking to purchase or build ones that are specific to their new needs and lifestyles. These buyers are very specific in their desires and needs. I […]

Sculptural Chandelier Creating a Mysterious Atmosphere By Thyra Hilden And Pio Diaz

Reminding us of the scary childhood stories, when the biggest challenge was to walk through the enchanted forests that completely transformed themselves after the nightfall, the two artists, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, together known as HildenDiaz created a unique work of art, that can be hanged…from the ceiling. The artistic item is called Forms in […]

How to Make Your Home Feel More Relaxing

Our lives these days are busier than ever. We spend more time in our offices or on the road than we do in our own homes. Our lives have become so fast paced and frenzied that we really need to make a concerted effort to slow down. For many of us this no longer comes […]

Original White Tiles Exhibiting Archaeological Fragments: The Storywall

The white tiles (The Storywall), as part of the Analogia Project by designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra is an installation especially envisioned for the Fuorisalone 2013.The surfaces reproduce accurately archaeological fragments and ruins from the Museo del Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico di Milano, and from Musei Capitolini di Roma. Shapes […]

Light-Filled Micro-Loft in Manhattan By Specht Harpman

When it comes to small apartments, it’s mandatory to stay creative. The hardest part is to provide an uncluttered environment and create as much space as possible using smart methods. It’s more difficult to expand and make a house look more spacious than it actually is. This is why transforming micro-lofts and adapting them it’s […]

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family

Where we choose to settle down and plant our roots is just as important as the home in which we cultivate our lives. A happy home is often so because of where the home is physically located.  As homebuyers it is therefore equally as important to note that not only are you buying a home, […]

Wooden Surface Extremely Malleable And Fun: Woodskin by MammaFotogramma

The Milan-based design studio, MammaFotogramma presented this interesting wooden sheet, simply called Woodskin. It might look just like another regular museum exhibit but it’s far more than that. Woodskin is an ultra-thin sheet of Russian plywood divided into small triangles in order to create a large range of flexibility. By simply bending it, you can […]

Unconventional Ways To Extend The Storage Space by YOY Design

The floating book support and the book-shaped flower pot are just two creative ways of extending the storage space or simply spread some “magic” around your home. Presented at Milan’s Design Week 2013, the two items mentioned above have two different functions: create an impression on whoever ends up seeing them and yes, here’s a […]

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