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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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Top 10 Contemporary Artists for 2014 Announced by Artist Become

Curious about who ranks the highest in the world of contemporary art? Artist Become, the online artist community that showcases art of both established and emerging artists from around the world (owned and managed by overstockArt), has just released it’s Top 10 Contemporary Artists List for 2014. Polish artist Justyna Kopania is on top of […]

Colorful Hand-Braided Mirror Frames for Artistic Modern Decorating Schemes

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The New Craftsmen recently unveiled Colour Wheels, a series of hand-braided mirrors that add an artistic touch to modern interiors. The project is a result of a  collaboration with textiles designer Aimee Betts and John Jones Art Conservation Studio. The new mirrors combine brass metal frames developed by John Jones, with cords developed by Aimee Betts on a circular knitting machine, […]

Solar Heating Just Got Stylish: Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Energy-Efficient Homes

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Looking for an “elegant” alternative to the existing household heating systems? The glass roof tiles by SolTech System mark a revolutionary and award winning method of integrating solar energy into any building. Instead of traditional roof tiles made of concrete or clay, these tiles are made of glass, allowing the sun to shine through onto the absorbing […]

Sophisticated Sauna Awakening Amazement and Gratitude 

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Imagine indulging in a sauna experience while gazing over still waters beyond the organically rounded openings – where would your mind wonder from this place? Spreading over 800 square feet, this experimental sauna we stumbled upon rises from the rocks of a private island along the Georgian Bay in Canada. Designed by PARTISANS, the free-standing structure built by the lake […]

Homage to The City of Las Vegas: Unconventional “Attraction” Roulette Mosaic

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Italy-based company Friul Mosaic creates designs meant “to be lived, walked upon, brushed up against, touched, cleaned, felt”. Their mosaics are inspired by the most various themes such as nature, famous works of art, mythology and modern design keeping in mind the latest tendencies. “Attraction” roulette mosaic is a homage to the famous American city Las Vegas, […]

Innovative Lighting Fixture on a Low-Voltage Power Magnetic Track by B Light

Italian company B Light presents an innovative lighting fixture: Inserto Small Track, an original unit on a low-voltage power magnetic track. Inserto Small Track combines practical solutions with creativity, and is the result of the analysis of its scope of application; it develops thanks to the ability and creativity of the designer, reproducing light in its […]

Rare Gems Surprisingly Employed in Home Decorating: Precioustone Line by Antolini

While some only use rare gems for observing, there are those who employ them at a large scale for home decorating. Antolini is increasing the availability of the premium Precioustone line in North America, which is made of real gem stones, a rarer kind of natural stone that is often used for jewelry. Over one hundred […]

New Spiral Staircases Majestically Combining Wood and Steel by Rizzi Studio

A natural architectural vocation lies at the heart of Rizzi’s steel spiral staircases, which combine the needs of contemporary designs with the most sophisticated hand-crafting techniques. The staircase becomes an original volume that in interior design is lent an unexpected softness thanks to the timeless charm of wood teamed with metal. The styling and technical […]

Rustic-Modern Dining Venue in The High Apennines: Restaurant Colò

Italy-based Gariselli Associati sent us photos and information about their latest project entitled Restaurant Colò and located in the high Apennines of Modena. This region is known as a tourist destination frequented mainly by skiers and mountaineers. The dining venue is meant to recreate the perfect image of a cozy mountain retreat, away from the […]

Ever Wondered What Makes Modern Art so Bad?

Design and art are deeply interconnected. What happens in the artistic field ripples into design and architecture and vice versa. But what happens when you start to raise questions around art? Let’s start with: What makes modern art so bad? Trying to answer this question is artist Robert Florczak for Prager University. And in this 5 minute mini course, […]

Autodesk Announces Free Design Software for Schools Worldwide

Design students everywhere, did you know your creative efforts have just been given a boost? Autodesk, Inc. announced making their suite of apps available to millions of users worldwide for free. From AutoCAD and 3D Max to Homestyler, the company puts more than 80 software products at the disposal of students and teachers willing to […]

Ingenious Rotating 360 Shelf Makes All Your Favourite Things Stand Out [Video]

Slovenia-based freelance industrial designer Luka Pirnat introduced us to the 360 Shelf, a simple, rotating unit that allows you to create wall color patterns and makes all your favourite things stand out. Change the way you organize your space, books, things and tech and reach out for a beautifully simple and practical solution, easily adjustable […]

Sophisticated and Tempting Vegetarian Restaurant in Central London: Ethos Foods

Ethos Foods is a sophisticated, self-service vegetarian restaurant, conveniently located near Oxford Circus in Central London and specializing in deliciously healthy cuisine. I-AM collaborated with entrepreneur Jessica Kruger to bring the Ethos concept to life, developing the branding and interiors. Built and designed with the customer at heart, the interiors and layout of the restaurant […]

Martha Stewart’s Fresh Design and Colors Join the 3D Printing World

3D printing holds the key to design-driven customization in a world where uniqueness is greatly appreciated. MakerBot seized the opportunity to work with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create a collection of table accessories you can print at home. The MakerBot Digital Store holds access to these exclusive print-on-demand plans and a set of colored plastic PLA filaments […]

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