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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Powerful Aerial Photography of International Airports by Jeffrey Milstein

Always good to have a perspective on things! Photographer and former Berkeley architecture student Jeffrey Milstein illustrates this in his numerous artworks with a predominant aviation theme. His recent exhibition featured intriguing photography of flying commercial aircrafts captured from beneath. This new series stays true to the theme, yet captures striking aerial images of famous airports, […]

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Without Breaking the Bank

There are many easy, low cost and very effective ways that we can make our current homes more environmentally friendly without breaking the bank. In this article I will talk about the most basic of steps as well as some that are a bit more aggressive, many of which you can start right now. You […]

Kinetic Creatures that Demonstrate the Magic of Mechanics

Remember playing with your toys when you were a kid, pushing them along and imagining that they could walk on their own? Well kids these days are lucky, because they can actually walk on their on thanks to a creative project by Lucas Ainsworth and Alyssa Hamel. Kinetic Creatures is a set of three walking […]

Stunning Observation Spot Located Under The Water Level in Austria

If you’re aiming to find unconventional, yet beautiful relaxing spots, here’s one you’d really love: the picturesque concrete Observation platform, “sunken” in the middle of the lake, in Vöcklabruck, Austria. We’ve spotted it on My Modern Met and as soon as we saw it, we thought this is just too awesome to keep it just for us. The […]

Terre Des Hommes Rug Collection Inspired by Aerial Theme

YOu may not recall, but a while back we published a beautiful collection of carpets, inspired by the Scottish countryside. Terre Des Hommes is the second collection of rug designs by Eeuwes Studio, inspired by the Aerial theme. Stepping back from the more naturalistic approach taken in Landscapes, the 6 rugs that make up the […]

Complementing Fine Arts: Folded Book Sculptures by Luciana Frigerio

In case you thought books are just for reading, well, here’s something we want to show you, that might exceed your expectations! We figured out that books are a wonderful way to express art. Yes, of course, a book is a piece of art itself, but beyond our regular perception, there’s another one. And another. And […]

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