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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.

Kardashian Sisters About to Launch a Home Products Collection


The popular Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian already have a multimillion-dollar fashion empire, dealing with clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Recently, we found out they wish to embark on another quest, which is creating various home products. “Kardashian Kollection Home” is the name to be used for the new line of objects, according to TMZ…. The collection will

Freshome Featured on Flipboard Living Section


If you have an iPad, you’ve probably already heard of Flipboard…. Apple named it the 2010 iPad App of the Year and TIME listed it as one of the top 50 innovations in 2010. For those of you who don’t know what Flipboard is here is a quick summary : “Flipboard lets you quickly flip through all of your

Greening Your Home with a Sexy and Smart Thermostat


If you are like most homeowners you change the temperature on your thermostat at least 1500 times a year, and your home probably hasn’t saved more energy in the process. What do you get when you take innovative technology from an ex-Apple employee and combine lifestyle customization and your fingertips? The Nest… Learning Thermostat, the sexiest and smartest thermostat that

Real Apples Shaping a Tribute Steve Jobs Portrait


Back in 1976, when Steve Jobs just started the Apple Company, he was coming back from an apple farm, and he was on a fruitarian diet. These facts inspired him to name the company after the well-known fruit, thinking that the name was “fun, spirited and not intimidating“. Now, after his passing, many tributes show how important his life’s work

Why We Love The Art of Carpenting [Short Film]


“A carpenter is a skilled craftspersons who works with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture and other objects“. This may seem like a lifeless definition for a job that is otherwise full of challenges, ingenuity and sometimes a great deal of passion. “The Carpenter” is an exquisite short film created by Greek design and art studio Deep Green …

Pendant Lamp Made From Hundreds of Folded Fortune Tellers


Remember those fun paper fortune tellers that had real fascination for us as children? We ran across a DIY project that we are certain is going to appeal to your creative side. This pretty pendant lamp in the photos below was made using hundreds of folded fortune tellers (or salt shakers, as some people call them). The process is quite

The Microbial Home by Philips Helps Turn Domestic Waste Into Fuel

Dwindling energy resources, mounting waste, and environmental damage are all issues that designers are faced with in today’s modern world. They are also the main issues explored by the most recent Philips Design Probes… project. Set up to explore future lifestyle scenarios, the Probes projects are intended to expand our understanding of future socio-cultural and technological shifts with a view

Freshome Saturday Design Spotter 2

Hope you guys are having a lovely Saturday. To make things even better, here is another selection of inspiring decors for this week’s Freshome Design Spotter. Since autumn is seriously asking for its rights, we will begin with this lovely interior enhanced by a colorful leaf wallpaper and photographed by David Christensen.

Next off, a beautiful white interior, gracefully

Faber Castell Promoted Through Hundreds of Circles and Famous Art [Video]


Faber Castell… is a worldwide manufacturer of pen, pencils, art supplies and other office products, including luxury ones. The way they promote themselves is original and artistic. We stumbled across this video that left us speechless and decided to share it further. The film was made by Eric Yeo and implies hundreds of circles carefully drawn by hand. The result

How to Welcome Guests into your Home with Autumn Centerpieces

There is no warmer feeling than sitting at the table with friends and family, while the crisp autumn air breezes outside, and you enjoy a memorable dinner. Autumn is that time of year before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, where you can enjoy the togetherness of entertaining, especially at your dining room table. Autumn centerpieces are a perfect…

Practical Innovation: Wood That Bends and Folds by Snijlab


Snijlab… is a Dutch digital manufacturing company that recently discovered a revolutionary method of making wood flexible. By using a laser cutting technique, they simply make various cuts in the wood, which make it bend in both directions without breaking. Here is more from the producers: “We designed wooden booklets that use this feature. They’re made from a beautiful birch

Ball Camera That Captures Panoramic Views by Jonas Pfeil [Video]


It is a real treat for photographers to capture panoramic images of various natural or urban landscapes. But what if you could catch a spherical panorama of a place? Jonas Pfeil came up with a design that will probably make you sigh. The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera uses 36 two-megapixel cell phone camera modules spread around the surface of a

Plants Can Get Tired Too: Safari Planters by Kenneth Cobonpue


We really like these tiny planter stools, inspiring the idea that plants can get tired too. The cute decorative items are called Safari Planters and were designed by Kenneth Cobonpue for Hive…. Here is the official description from the the company manufacturing the products: “Raised on boxy legs and punctuated with subtle curves, there’s an undeniable character to these

Halloween Inspires Dark Interiors for your Home

The appeal of light and airy interiors of spring and summer are always welcomed as the weather turns warm, but as autumn sets in, and Halloween grows near, the appeal of dark interiors to warm up next to a crackling fireplace are more inviting for the season. Whether you love dark accents throughout your home of deep walnut stained wood…

Interview: Behind the Scenes with Heart Home Magazine Editor Carole King

Image courtesy of Andrew Boyd
There are a plethora of home design blogs, and publications out there, but very few have the unique knack of focusing on British design like Heart Home Magazine…. With it’s launch in September of this year, Editor Carole King shares with us how the magazine has sky-rocketed in its infancy and how she juggles

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