Ideas : Design Ideas, Pictures, Unique Products and Inspiration


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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10 Things Buyers Should Know When Purchasing a New Home

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Times are indeed tougher these days and we are all ardently watching our dollars. While banks are not as quick to lend money as they were a few years ago, this doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t consider purchasing a home if you don’t own one already. While the housing market is down, inventory is […]

Cork : A Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Innovative Material for the Home

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  • Corkway Gelo Cork Ice bucket

Sustainability has been a hot topic for a good few years now and designers are increasingly looking for materials that have a lesser impact on the environment. Materials that are recycled, recyclable, or come from renewable sources are gaining in popularity and really starting to make their mark in design and architecture. Earlier this year, […]

Miniature Tree House Displaying Stunning Details by Maddie Brindley

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We know, it is not everyday that we post play houses on Freshome, but this project and its perfect details are simply stunning. The miniature tree house for mice was created by Maddie Brindley and was inspired by Crabapple Cottage drawn by Jill Barklem in her book “Spring Story”.  The frame and bark are completely hand […]

New Google Indoor Maps Service, With Over 10,000 Floor Plans Available via Mobile

If you are a shopping enthusiast, or simply find it practical to have an indoor map of a mall when looking for a certain household object, this new service launched by Google Maps will come in handy. Google Indoor Maps comes with over 10,000 indoor layouts, for stores, malls, casinos, museums and airports around the […]

Exquisite Hand-Knitted Furnishings by Melanie Porter

  • Daisy Knitted Lampshade by Melanie Porter
  • Dot Knitted Lamp Shade by Melanie Porter
  • Hamish Knitted Pouf & Hugo Knitted Cushion by Melanie Porter
  • Hamish Knitted Pouf and Poppy Knitted Standard Lamp by Melanie Porter

This time last year on Freshome, we wrote about the trend for knitting and crochet in interior design and we are happy to report that the trend is still going strong. What was once considered to be an old fashioned past-time reserved for grandmas has become increasingly popular in recent years as younger generations have rediscovered […]

Creative and Colorful Bookworm for Book Lovers

The Dutch design studio,  Atelier 010, has completed a creatively ingenious bookshelf for people who like “sinking” into the universe of reading. Instead of going to a library, to feel that particularly beautiful feeling of belonging to that universe, entirely articulated with books or escape to the countryside, in search of tranquility, you can now […]

A New Tactile Design Experience: Quilted Wood Daybed by Elisa Strozyk [Video]

You may already have heard of Elisa Strozyk, a young designer who successfully managed to convert wood into… fabric. We featured a post on Freshome on her wooden textiles a while back, better explaining her work. For today, we would like to show you her quilted wood daybed,  which was designed for ‘The Thread That […]

6,728 Colored Cloth Squares Used To Create Fabric Padded Portraits [Video]

We stumbled across an interesting art project that caught our attention due to the major effort invested in its development. Studio Hjortefar created these striking fabric padded portraits for Kvadrat’s “Hallingdal 65” exhibition, using no less than 6,728 colored cloth squares. The two portraits were entitled Bum and Nana. In total each piece contains 7200 […]

Benjamin Moore’s Picks Lemon Sorbet as its Color for 2013

Color trends, in recent years, have seen richer, darker, more saturated and jewel-toned colors on walls, in furniture as well as in accessories. For 2013 Benjamin Moore has chosen Lemon Sorbet as its Color of the Year, claiming that it “is the perfect transitional color between the mid-tones and saturated colors seen in today’s home […]

New York’s Most Famous Modern Art Living Room: Discovering Columbus Installation

Modern art usually draws attention through its original concepts, works and installations. For today, we would like to showcase a project entitled “Discovering Columbus” and developed by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, known for his intention to transform the bystander’s interaction with common monuments or architectural details. But as you can see, this particular statue is far […]

Fresh&Go Eco Bar Providing Fresh Fruit Cocktails in Kiev

Eco Bar Fresh & Go designed by Yaroslav Galant is the first of its kind in Kiev, Ukraine. Offering clients fresh juices and cocktails, the eco-bar is an idea that is likely to take off globally. According to the press release we received,  the concept for its exterior design was inspired by natural occurrences and […]

10 Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes

When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional housing. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there are those who are more adventurous. The range of unusual structures is broad; from grain silos to old fire towers architects have stretched their imaginations to create truly unique homes […]

iPhone Controllable Thermostat Reducing Energy Costs In Your Home: Tado°

If you are one of those iPhone enthusiasts who love to solve everything around the house by simply launching an app, we have an interesting solution for you today. Tado° is an iPhone controllable thermostat which can help reduce energy costs in your apartment. How is this possible? Here is an explanation from the producers: […]

Concrete Wallpapers for An Original Industrial Look by Tom Haga

We ran across this interesting collection of wallpaper which have the ability to fool the eye and create an original aesthetic effect. These concrete wall covers designed by Tom Haga can successfully be employed in any room of the house. Use it in the living room for a sober, industrial effect, in the bedroom for […]

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