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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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How To Confidently Buy an Area Rug

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Area rugs serve several wonderful purposes. They provide warmth under our bare feet, create another layer of design, tie a room together and absorb sound in spacious rooms.  Often thought of as art for the floor it can set the design scheme of the room allowing for wall color and accessories to play off it. […]

Quick Architecture Lesson in 26 Letters: The ABC of Architects [Video]

For those of you looking for an interactive lesson on modern architecture, The ABC of Architects is a great starting point. The witty video in today’s post comes from Frederico Gonzalez of Ombú Architecture and shows an original list of famous architects, together with their best known buildings. Clean and captivating, the video presents personalities in alphabetical order, […]

How to Make Your Home Healthier for 2013

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As we enter the New Year we all resolve to become better, more productive, happier and healthier. Should we not do the same for our homes? After all, much of our happiness, health and wellbeing comes from within (and outside) of the walls that shelter us from life’s storms. We take pride in and care […]

Visually Striking Aquatic Backyard in The Netherlands

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We ran across this striking backyard design and thought it would be nice to share it further. Highly modern and visually intriguing, this aquatic yard envisioned by Dutch studio Centric Design Group for the owners of a coastal villa in The Netherlands is a one-of-a-kind contemporary oasis. The place features a generous swimming pool with […]

Mathematics Applied to Urban Elements: Ingenious Street Art by Aakash Nihalani

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Walking the streets and stumbling across  a work of Aakash Nihalani can mean a wonderful disruption. Blending mathematics into day to day life led the artist into the fun and playful world of ingenious street art. Entitled Sum Times and discovered on This is Colossal, the carefully executed projects below exude originality. Artist Aakash Nihalani usually […]

How To Make Your Home Totally Zen in 10 Steps

As these erratic and stressful times make it increasingly difficult to find tranquility and relaxation in our lives, one of the few options left is to create a peace haven in the comfort of our own home. This is the reason why zen principles applied in interior design have increased in popularity and become a […]

12 Original Christmas Decals For a Playful Holiday Atmosphere

On Freshome we do our best in researching for the ultimate Christmas design ideas out there. From tree decorations to holiday table arrangements, we believe the decors presented here are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Today, we decided to add Christmas decals to our list of ideas. As if anticipating out intention, the creative team […]

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A Stylish Chair Design: Walnut Shell Seat by Tony O’Neill

London based designer Tony O’Neill envisioned the Walnut Shell Seat, an elegant chair showcasing an interesting wooden pattern. The project is composed of panels CNC routed in solid timber and joined together to the seat pan by finger-like lap segments. According to the designer, “although the construction is carefully considered, the furniture piece emphasizes the effect […]

Modern Simplicity Grounded in Classic Details: Home Addition in Toronto, Canada

This project was a full renovation and addition to a lovely older five bedroom home located in Rosedale, one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighborhoods (in Canada). The addition was needed to extend and open up the kitchen and family room at the back of the house and also to allow for a more gracious master […]

Minimalist Atomic Lighting Tubes for Contemporary Interiors with a Twist

Lighting designers Malgorzata Ratajczak and Sebastian Szlabs from studio Emandes envisioned and implemented a series of interesting looking “Atomic Lighting Tubes”. The original systems (made up of painted or chrome PVC fittings) allow users to create an unlimited number of layouts composed of colorful tubes. Elegant and minimalist, the idea can be successfully embedded in […]

Creative Organic Sculptures in England Paying Tribute to Fallen Trees

Artist Philippe Handford envisioned and implemented the Pendle Sculpture Trail, an unconventional artistic project in England consisting of various original sculptures along a special pathway. According to the official press release, “Philippe’s sculpture work is site specific and is inspired by the beautiful Pendle area and natural materials found in the wood. His organic sculptures […]

How to Enjoy your Fireplace Safely this Holiday Season

There’s nothing cozier. more relaxing or more romantic than a fire quietly roaring away in your fireplace.  As beautiful and  soothing as they are, fireplaces can be dangerous. One must always use caution when and be sensible when lighting a fire. Last year tragedy struck a nearby town when, on Christmas Eve, a fire destroyed […]

New Slick iPhone Dock for iMac and Apple Displays [Video]

We received photos and information about The OCDock™, an elegant design about to take off, as a result of this Kickstarter campaign. According to the press release we were sent, the OCDock™ is a slick and highly capable docking station designed for iMac and Thunderbolt display owners. It’s unique paper-thin cable runs underneath the display […]

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