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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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3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

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Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit different. The 3D printed buildings in the photo gallery below are attached to a LED lighting bulb and seem to develop from it: […]

Ienami Bonkei Planters Resembling Lovely Miniature Homes With Green Rooftops

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These original Ienami Bonkei planters by Metaphys introduce us to a delightful miniature world. The inspiration behind the project has its roots in the Japanese art of “Bonkei”. A bonkei is defined as a three-dimensional depiction of a landscape in miniature, developed using mainly dry materials like rock, cement mixtures or sand. It may also contain miniature figures of people, […]

Nendo’s Sculptural Truffles Make for a Perfect Architect’s Gift: Chocolatexture Collection

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Japanese design office Nendo has recently been declared Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year. When invited to develop a lounge for guests at the furniture and design show, Nendo also envisioned nine pieces of “designer’s chocolates”, to allure visitors. The resulting Chocolatexture collection includes sculptural pieces of delicious truffles, each different in shape, taste and texture. Oki Sato, leader of the […]

Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs

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For those interested in design and its infinite possibilities, have a look at these Canadian passports and their surprising security feature! Canada’s newest passport designs may look common at a first glance ( with the information and photo area, along with the typical numbered pages), but if you place one under UV lighting, everything changes. Security […]

Instantly Improving Lighting in Dark Rooms: Espaciel Light Reflector

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Looking for an easy solution to bring more natural lighting inside a room? We stumbled across this stylish reflective unit that we believe can do the trick. The Espaciel light reflector instantly improves the natural brightness of dark rooms. Practical and efficient, this design was developed to provide well-being and comfort on an everyday basis: “Fitted with […]

De-Armed Cluster Bomb Converted into Authentic Luxury Drinks Cabinet

Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the mirror-polished Cluster Bomb Luxury Drinks Cabinet is a surprising piece of furniture. Developed by British outfit Fallen Furniture who specializes in reclaiming aircraft parts and turning them into artistic furniture pieces, this drinks cabinet is just one of the highly impressive items in the company’s […]

Meze 11 Classics Earphones Exhibiting Stylish Handcrafted Ebony Wood

Meze’s innovative range of headphones have been causing a commotion in the audio technology world since their launch in 2010. We had a chance to try out the Meze 11 Deco earphones and their quality did not let us down. Each addition to the range has catered to a new audio need, and the Meze 11 Classics presented in […]

Glassy Japanese Restaurant Floating Above a Lake in Sao Paulo

In the intimidating city of Sao Paulo in Brazil you can find marvelous things like this modern Japanese restaurant embedded in a luscious natural environment. Located at Esporte Clube Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, the Lake’s Restaurant is a Japanese-inspired contemporary restaurant showcasing the essence of simplicity and purity through its sleek architecture merging two volumes. Spreading over 220 square meters […]

Medieval LEGO Houses Inspired by The Lord Of The Rings and Other Fantasy Worlds

The famous epic fantasy film series “Lord of the Rings” influenced various projects in the design and architecture industry. A while back, we put together a post with these bewitching hobbit homes inspired by the movie. Today, we would like to share an intriguing artist’s portfolio with you, also evoking the charm and lack of […]

Fresh Accessory to Liven Up Modern Desks: The Eco Pot by Kononenkoid

With our enthusiasm for plants, well-crafted wood and desk items, the Eco Pot designed by Ukrainian studio Kononenkoid hit a soft spot. The lovely looking accessory comes with a square shape and two levels. Its lower part features small rounded piercings which can be used for displaying writing objects. The upper “level” is reserved for a miniature […]

Preview Artistic Works in Your Room With Saatchi Art’s New Mobile App

Find it difficult to imagine how a beautiful painting would look like in your home? Saatchi Art launched a new mobile application that transforms the experience of buying art online by enabling users to virtually preview artwork on their walls before making a purchase. “For art buyers, one of the hardest parts of making a purchase […]

Friendly Leaning Loop Multi-Purpose Organizer Helps Declutter Your Home

There is something charming about this Leaning Loop organizer envisioned by Jason van der Burg of Urbanworm Design. Inspired by “a small place with a messy problem”, the designer created a functional and captivating-looking tool; “I wanted a nice piece of furniture to help organize my life and it needed to look amazing so I could enjoy what […]

Wall Mounted Rack for Proudly Displaying Your Skateboard by Zanocchi&Starke

When we discovered the 718 Bedford Ave Bike Rack, we thought it was a wonderful idea for bike enthusiasts everywhere. Now we are happy to share a similar concept with you guys, this time for another popular “friend on wheels”. Meet Wall Ride, a versatile wall mounted rack, great for those who want to proudly display their […]

Healthy Living Promoted by Vintage-Style RAMBUTAN Fruit Studio in Kiev

Yaroslav Galant completed the design and development of Kiev’s first fruit shop entitled RAMBUTAN fruit studio. Its vintage style is said to reinforce the idea of a “clubbing-like atmosphere for adherents of a healthy lifestyle”. Rambutan offers guests the opportunity to try out fresh fruit, smoothies, salads, jams or wine, but also to learn about the […]

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