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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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The Adorable House-Shaped Cupcake Shop: Les Bébés Cupcakery

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Les Bébés Cupcakery is an adorable little cupcake shop designed by the multidisciplinary artists from JC Architecture, in Taipei. One can say that this is, literally, the home of sweets. The place is quite transparent and this is actually a good thing because it gives you the possibility to look inside and observe everything: from […]

What’s Hot in New Home Trends for 2013?

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Green, cutting edge, technological, luxurious, and entertaining are adjectives that best describe where housing trends are heading. While the word trends suggest a fleeting fancy, the forecast suggests that we are on the cutting edge of some fantastic innovations that are not only here to stay, but will continue to grow and evolve, influencing potential […]

Suspended by Shiny Gold and Silver Balloons: UP Dining Table

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We do not know if the famous Pixar movie was the inspiration of this unusual dining table, but its appearance certainly caught our undivided attention. The UP Dining Table was designed by Christopher Duffy as a playful trompe l’oeil working with the concept of levitation and buoyancy. The glass tabletop is suspended by shiny gold and […]

How to Transform your Porch or Patio from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Patios, porches, decks, terraces and verandas are lovely things. Too often we just toss out a few chairs, and perhaps a table and call it a day. These beautiful spaces are often neglected and not utilized to their fullest potential. When the weather starts to get warmer, we absolutely should take advantage and turn this […]

Upgrading Simplicity: Creative Ugol Corner Lamp by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

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If your working table is between 1 and 2,5 cm thick, then setting up this unusual lighting piece will not be a problem. Saint Petersburg designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov envisioned a lamp that is far from our common vision of a lighting object. Entitled Ugol, the project (discovered by Freshome on Architizer) features a minimalist appearance […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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