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.

Portrait Collection by SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory

Mosaics have been used since ancient times either as a decorative art form or as an aspect of interior design. Ancient mosaics typically depicted historical scenes or were used to record scenes of everyday life. Whatever they featured, they were a lasting way to immortalise our existence during a certain period of time.

Giving the art of mosaics a very

How to Adapt Indoor Plants to Your Decor: Smartwall

We received an inspiring project from Northern Innovators Inc.…, who recently created a new concept in interior landscaping. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “Smartwall is an art piece that can be customized into various textures and colors. Whether this artwork is green or has seasonal colors Smartwall gives you choice and flexibility for

Playful Lighting: Cute Balloon Lamps by Estiluz

Can you remember the last time you enjoyed throwing one of these in the air? The people of Estiluz… probably thought it was time to remind you of the playful potential that a balloon has to offer. So they created  a series of cute balloon lamps that can be used in the children’s rooms. But even though these designs were

Fun Wall-Mounted Lamps by Giles Godwin-Brown

We came across two interesting lamps designed by the same talented product and lighting designer Giles Godwin-Brown…. The first one, named Nepa Lamp, is described by its creator as a ” two-dimensional lamp silhouette that seamlessly transforms into a fully functioning three-dimensional task lamp.” The wall-mounted 6 ft high lamp was built out of conventional materials – birch plywood

A Rough Door Knob Design: Bang Bang Handle by Nikita Kovalev

Few people love guns. However, this unusual door-knob entitled Bang Bang Handle and designed by Nikita Kovalev… does not necessarily appeal to the violent type, but rather to the extravagant persons, the ones who like to stand out of the crowd. I did not find any information about this design actually being produced, so I imagine it is currently just

Miniature Pothole Gardens Drawing Attention on the State of Some London Roads

Steve Wheen is the artistic mind behind a great blog entitled the pothole gardener….  It is here that he uploads pictures of various miniature gardens he develops around east London: “I came up with the project as part of my university course, and it has grown from there (no pun intended!). Part art project, part labor of love, part

Modern Street Painting Encorporates an Entire Swiss Village

The picturesque Switzerland village of Vercorin located high above Sierre in the Rhone valley is a place that embraces culture. Each summer, artists are asked to come here and create inspiring works, that connect the entire village. In 2010, the artists of Lang/Baumann… were in charge of the village makeover. They developed a street painting on the roads, which is

Sharing Luxury Organizing Secrets with Celebrity Organizer, Melanie Fascitelli

If you are trying to organize yourself for the new year, what better place to start than your closets? Closet organization is key to getting your whole wardrobe and yourself ready to take on rest of the year! Did you ever wonder what the closets of your favorite celebrities look like? Whether they have the same every day organization challenges

Indoor Intimacy Achieved in an Original Fashion by Alain Gilles

IKEA’s “You Can Get More” Campaign Prints Feature Cardboard Furniture

1968 Vespa Scooter Turned Into Functional Work Station

Detailed Paper Architecture by Dutch Artist Ingrid Siliakus

New Transparent Smart Digital Window Introduced by Samsung [Video]

If futuristic digital designs are you thing, then have a look at this latest gizmo presented by Samsung at the CES trade show in Las Vegas…. This new type of window is in fact a transparent touchscreen that will allow you to check out the weather outside while staying in touch with all your favorite websites. Samsung digital window

Inspiring Public Space in Vienna: Hammock Installation

Vienna can benefit from a the fascinating hammock-filled public art installation entitled Flederhaus (Bat House) and created by architecture studio Heri&Salli…. Tourists and residents can enjoy the vertical public space filled with hammocks and indulge in moments of relaxation in a space inspired by standstill moments, when mind and body relax as they were designed to do – in

Innovative System of Carpet Squares by FLOR [VIDEO]

Choosing flooring for your home is no easy task and there are many variables that need to be taken into account such as what room it will be used in, the size of the space, the climate in the room, who will use the room and what it will be used for, how long the flooring needs to last, what

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