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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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10 Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes

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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°

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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

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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 […]

Sustainable Style : Rebuilding or Renovating Your Home with Reclaimed Wood

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I first talked about reclaimed wood, briefly, in my piece 10 Eco-friendly ways to Renovate your Home. Now, on the heels of Hurricane Sandy many of us are looking to rebuild or renovate our homes after suffering severe damage and devastation. At Freshome we are dedicated to giving you the best information and sharing our […]

Solid Modular Lowboard Built From Concrete for Storing Hi-Tech Gizmos

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We received photos and information about an original concrete lowboard design envisioned by Rafael Cichy and entitled Thorax. A modular installation concept with the highest design standards, the project is innovative to say the least. Due to its heavy mass, the unusual furniture item is guaranteed not to disturb the sensitive electronics stored inside or […]

Highly Original 3D Surface Designs For Innovative Interiors

Check out these innovative surface designs by Giles Miller Studio, guaranteed to make an impression on anyone thinking of redecorating. By placing various-shaped tiles at different angles on a wall, the resulting effect is original and impressive. As you can see in the photos belows, the patterns come in an array of colors, textures and […]

The Lovely Story Behind an Original and Sustainable Christmas Tree Idea [Video]

Since it is never too early to make Christmas plans, we have a pretty story to share with you guys today. One Two Tree is a project initiated by a couple in Australia, who combined their efforts in creating a sustainable Christmas tree idea. We loved the presentation movie (which we also uploaded below the […]

10 Dramatic Garage Transformations to Inspire and Amuse

Garages, they’re not just for cars anymore! People in need of more living space are getting very creative these days. Many are nervous now, not wanting to invest in the real estate market at this time for a myriad of reasons. But what does one do when one has simply outgrown their living space? Perhaps there […]

Sustainable and Highly Inviting Timber Frame House in Amsterdam

We got used to the uniqueness of each new residential architecture project in Amsterdam and this timber frame family home is no exception. Designed by the creative team at Egeon Architecten, the family villa is located on the Rieteiland-Oost island in the IJburg residential development and offers a serene living and working space. The three […]

How to Recover and Begin to Rebuild Your Home After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster

We’ve suffered a devastating storm. Those of us who reside in the Northeast are now in the throes of trying to pick up the pieces of our lives and our homes. Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey with such strength and force that she ripped up and knocked down almost everything that stood in her path. […]

Six Wild Animals Take Street Art To The Next Level in Johannesburg, South Africa

What a fantastic way to liven up a building with little aesthetic potential! Street artist ROA recently worked his magic on creating an original painting featuring six enormous African animals on a construction in Johannesburg, South Africa. Employing a clever color contrast, the painting (found on This is Colossal) is easy to spot from far […]

Infinite Lighting Color Combinations In Your Home via Smartphone: Philips Hue [Video]

Not too long ago, we featured a post on Freshome on how to control the lighting in your home via a mobile application. Hope you guys are ready for the next level, because in this post we will get you familiarized with Philips Hue, a personal wireless lighting system with thousands of integrated color options, […]

Eager To Control The Lighting in Your Home Via A Mobile App ?

Too tired to go in the kitchen and turn off the lights? How about just switching it off via iPhone? This unusual lighting solution found on Technabob is another step towards that super-hi-tech future most of you guys dream of.  Greenwave Reality came up with a kit with innovative light bulbs, controllable with the help […]

Colorful & Intricate Decorative Glass Panels for Game-Enthusiasts

How would you like to have your favorite superhero look down at your from your room window or glass door? Okay, this may not be everyone’s dream, but for those of you nostalgic about Super Mario, Iron Man, Warhammer 40k or the shield of the Knights of Hyrul, these colorful stained glass panels could make […]

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