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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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Furnishing Giant IKEA Trademark Sold to Subsidiary for $11 Billion

When your brand is as powerful as IKEA, selling its rights means simultaneously passing on all the customer relations and the prestige gained with so much effort. According to Livemint, the home furnishing giant sold its trademark to one of its own subsidiaries for €9 billion ($11 billion). Ikea said its Liechtenstein-based Interogo Foundation sold […]

Artistic Elevator Wall Murals Visually Disrupting Work Routine by PIXERS

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The creative team at Polish studio PIXERS sent us photos and information regarding one of their projects: wall murals for elevators. We liked their choice for black and white photography, as it adds a lot of depth to a place, almost disrupting the rhythm of those who choose not to take the stairs. Here is […]

Bursting with Originality: Sunflower Chair with Smart Integrated Bookcase

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in chair design, this creative idea left us speechless. Framed by an integrated bookcase, the innovative Sunflower Chair created by designers He Mu and Zhang Qian from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science may occupy more space than your common living room chair, but its functionality more […]

How to Make Auditorium Chairs Smarter : Jumpseat [Video]

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Simplicity and originality define the new Jumpseat, a chair especially developed for auditoriums, perfectly blending style and function. According to the creative team at Ziba, the project is a result of the company’s efforts to maximize space. The 200 seat auditorium for company meetings and community events in the photos below couldn’t have been achieved […]

Why Home Staging Could Give You the Edge in the Property Market

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Selling or renting out your home is a pretty stressful situation no matter how you look at it. But in a world of economic uncertainty and fragile property markets, home owners are finding it increasingly difficult to seal the deal. With banks less likely to offer credit, high unemployment rates, falling house prices and rising […]

Terrifyingly Original: Polanski Inspired Bloody Moon Wall Murals by PIXERS

We received an interesting project with an even more intriguing story behind. The Bloody Moon wall murals were envisioned by the creative team at PIXERS and can add a terrifyingly original twist to a room. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “This is the story about murder and sweet dresses, […]

IKEA’s Solution For Urban Gardeners : Mini SOCKER Greenhouses

Beloved Swedish furniture manufacturers IKEA recently launched a product helping urban gardeners extend their home grown produce. The SOCKER Greenhouse from IKEA can help maximize limited planting space, at least until we all have a collection of square meters to grow vegetables and fruits on. Designed to offer a space-saving solution for urban dwellers, the […]

Metropolis-Inspired Floor And Wall Tiles Shaping City Maps

Some people run from urban developments towards rural establishments in search of a quieter lifestyle, while others thrive surrounded by social urban spaces. Brazilian designer Renata Rubim created a link between these needs, captured in the interesting collection of City Tiles she designed for Solarium flooring and coating. These new tiles are made of a […]

Handmade Wool Rugs Displaying Radical Portuguese Influence

Lying at your feet, it seems to be an optical illusion. Comforting naked soles with its 100% pure wool touch, the Arraiolo carpets by Ervilha Criativa showcase an inspiring display of two defining features of the Portuguese culture – the Arraiolo technique and world renowned Portuguese tiles. Contouring a welcoming Portuguese influence, the wool rug […]

Slim and Artfully Handcrafted: Svelte Vessels by LEBORED

Alex Shilin and Jennifer Eshelman of LEBORED sent us photos of a collection of handcrafted and artfully rendered vessels.We asked them for a personal description of their work and this was their reply: “We make limited-edition, one-of-a-kind home decor because we feel that life deserves to be filled with unique accents. Inspired by the beauty, […]

10 Clever Multi-Purpose Furniture Ideas Meeting the Needs of a Modern Lifestyle

Doesn’t it seem that our modern lifestyle is constantly looking to be provoked? One of the prerequisites of excelling in the world of contemporary design is adapting to change with a fresh, original vision. In this post, we will go over ten multi-functional furniture items, each being the result of taking a highly creative concept […]

New 100% Recycled and Biodegradable 3D Wall Panels by WallArt

We received some photos and information about the 3D wall panels from WallArt, designs with the power to liven up a place, adding that extra aesthetic dimension: “WallArt brings your walls to life with her modern and Eco-friendly 3d wall panels made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane. This fibers of crushed sugarcane stalks, […]

Ingenious Hammock-Like Cat Crib Perfectly Blending in Small Homes

We were recently sent an e-mail with the fun story behind this feline friendly armchair addition, from Greg at Cat Crib: “A favorite way to pass the time of our cat Vladimir is unfortunately scratching on furniture. Even when he was presented with the finest sisal/cardboard/carpet cat scratchers, he still seems to prefer scratching on […]

Innovative Windows by Fakro can Add Small Terraces to Attic Rooms

We ran across these innovative window systems designed by Fakro, which can easily add a balcony or a small terrace to a room. The clever mechanism, found on Inhabitat, is described by the producers as follows:  “The upper top hung sash (of the window) opens upwards, whereas the lower sash can be tilted forwards, allowing […]

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