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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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Recycled Computer Parts Employed to Replicate Famous City Skylines

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Taking his passion for computer components further, Italian artist Franco Recchia creates incredible miniature city skylines. Whether depicting Fifth Avenue, Boston or a fantastic future metropolis, each of the tech sculptures envisioned by Recchia and found on Inhabitat consists of an incredible mix of circuits. According to the official press release from the latest exhibition, […]

Freshome is Hiring New Writers!

Love Freshome enough that you’d want to make it your job? Then I’ve got good news: Yes, that’s right: we’re hiring. Our ideal candidates need to be incredibly passionate about interior design, architecture, furniture, art, design, decorating and anything that can make your home and life more beautiful. A good blogger / writer should be […]

Outstanding Fisherman Portrait Adorning Asia’s Tallest Mural in South Korea

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Now this is my kind of skyscraper- culture oriented, with an impressive story behind and bearing a subliminal call to acts of kindness. Currently known as Asia’s Tallest Mural, this incredible project was undertaking by German artist Hendrik Beikirch, known for his meaningful monochromatic paintings. According to the official press release, the mural presents “a […]

Tiny Portable Humidifier/Aroma Diffuser For Your Traveling Needs

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Using the existing surrounding details to compose new and ingenious technologies, designers can upgrade our lives with just a few well-appointed touches. Take as example this donut-shaped sub-miniature humidifier that floats on water – it addresses our concern of always being surrounded by a comfortable, balanced atmosphere wherever we are. Weighing only 35 grams, the […]

Embedding 3D Art in Your Home for Spectacular Visual Effects

There are many contemporary artists who use the street as canvas for their incredible 3D lifelike scenes. But why not take this idea further and come up with something spectacular when decorating your home? The two examples below found on My Modern Met have a stunning visual impact- just imagine visiting a good friend and […]

Fabricating Informal Gardens: Diamond-Shaped Garden On Wheels

Andrea Legge, Deborah Lewis and Murray Legge of art and architecture collective Legge Lewis Legge have come up with this amazing opportunity to shape contemporary gardens. Named Fractal Garden, the project aims at constructing contemporary gardens by bringing together several diamond-shaped planters. Supported by wheels, these intriguing quadrilateral polygons expose a world of modern garden […]

Zaha Hadid’s Signature and Style on New Donna Karan Perfume Bottle

The result of an original collaboration between famous architect Zaha Hadid and perfumer Anne Flipo, this new Donna Karan Woman perfume bottle is stirring up a lot of interest these days. The style and signature of Zaha Hadid marks this new bold project and we are curious to know what the users of this perfume […]

World’s Colors in a Single Cubic Book: RGB Colorspace Atlas

In the design business, having an original color tool could do wonders. We ran across these interesting looking 8 x 8 x 8-inch (20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) hard-back cubes presenting the RGB color scheme in a page-by-page medium and thought of sharing the idea further. Designed by American artist Tauba Auerbach, the RGB […]

Upgraded Measuring Tape Features Pencil Trapping Gap for Straight Lines

We know you architects and designers out there are constantly looking for new ways to simplify your work. Seen on Yanko Design, the Hole Measuring Tape from designer Sunghoon Jung is a 2012 iF Design Talents Award entry and a practical instrument, soon to be implemented. The product allows its user to draw straight lines […]

The Bachelor VS The Bachelorette Apartment [Infographic]

Presenting useful tips on how to decorate a bachelor pad or how to add style to a bachelorette pad, this fun and informative infographic guides both men and women through the maze of DiY interior decorating. Bachelor “must-haves” include a well-stocked bar, comfortable couch and simple bed in neutral colors, but subtly spiced up with a […]

Polka Dot Patterns Defining New Louis Vuitton Concept Store in London

With an extravagant, flashy design, this new Louis Vuitton Concept Store at Selfridges in London is the result of the collaboration between the brand and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Characterized by flashy colors and polka dot patterns, the overall design of the store will definitely appeal to the Louis Vuitton enthusiasts. The exhibited materials, bags […]

Next-Gen Bluetooth Bulb Controllable Via Smartphone

Bluetooth Bulb is a fabulous prototype LED light bulb using Bluetooth technology to construct an appealing set of features that simplifies your interaction with the lights in your home. Promising to save energy and make your life easier, this amazing project takes the light bulb one step further into the future. The embedded Bluetooth 4.0 […]

Half of Old Hungarian Ikarus Bus Becomes an Office

There are times when the present meets the past for brief moments – nostalgia. Sometimes, this feeling turns into inspiration and an old object is brought back to life under another purpose. This old bus cabin turned into working space complete with working headlights is, in my book, the result of passion and vision. Occupying […]

Interview: The Secrets to a Successul Alliance in the World of Design

Christine Meyer-Eaglestone is a contemporary marquetry artist. Chris Tribe is a highly skilled furniture designer maker who has exhibited nationwide. They are currently collaborating on a series of furniture entitled Opposites, a range of high-end, one-off, exciting furniture that is instantly recognizable, compelling and unforgettable. Circles & Stripes is the first in the series. How […]

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