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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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The Fun Way to Recharge Your Batteries: Solar Powered Sun Lounger

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Many students probably dream of spending time in a tech-friendly lounge chair while waiting to attend classes. Developed by architecture students at MIT, lead by professor Sheila Kennedy, the SOFT Rocker is a lounge chair where one can rest, while recharging the batteries of various devices. The system that makes this possible uses the human […]

Strange, Yet Original Souvenir: Canned Air From Your Favorite City

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Looking for an alternative way to constantly feel the atmosphere of your favorite city? Photographer Kirill Rudenko came up with a strange solution: canned air from famous cities such as New York, Paris, Prague, Berlin or Riga.  According to the description found on Etsy, the product is 100% organic. Fresh air from your favorite city […]

More Fun Outdoors With Telescopic Enclosers by Patio Banglaore

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If you recall, a while back we featured a post on Freshome about telescopic swimming pool enclosers. Taking this idea further, the creative team of India-based studio Patio Banglaore creates telescopic enclosers not just for swimming pools, but also for spas,restaurants and sit-outs. According to the designers, there are many benefits that come with such […]

Highly Original Spiraling Staircase with Integrated Lighting by .PSLAB

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A collaboration between .PSLAB and architect Bernard Khoury led to the implementation of this highly original staircase in a residence in Beirut, Lebanon. The spiraling steps are further continued towards the ceiling with a light installation that illuminates the interior and adds personality: “An imposing insertion was made in the shape of a ceiling mounted fixture […]

Strangely Unexpected: Full-sized Coach Balancing on the Edge of De La Warr Pavilion

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Paying tribute to the movie entitled “The Italian Job”, British artist Richard Wilson envisioned the “Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea…” art installation, consisting of a full-size coach balancing on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, UK. According to the official project description, “the title of […]

Check Out Our New Mobile Site Design !

These days it seems like everybody has a smart phone and more and more people are turning to these mobile devices to do things that they would normally do on their desktop or laptop, like checking and sending emails and viewing web content. That’s why we decided it was time to make Freshome more mobile […]

Making Recycling a Fun and Convenient Routine : GO Recycle Bin

The GO Recycle bin is a really smart idea designed by by Hong Kong-based retailers Goodss Passion. Now if you look at the pictures below you can see why we say that this is a really smart idea. The lid of each bin actually has a molded sample of what you’re supposed to throw in […]

Playful Coat Hanger Adding Color and Originality to Modern Interiors

We received some photos about an original coat hanger conceived by David Cathro, a designer from Sweden. Blomp is a wall mounted coat-hanger as well as an unusual support for keys or other small objects that fit in pockets, such as credit cards, gloves and so on.  The project comes with a textured, ribbed exterior […]

Furnishing Giant IKEA Trademark Sold to Subsidiary for $11 Billion

When your brand is as powerful as IKEA, selling its rights means simultaneously passing on all the customer relations and the prestige gained with so much effort. According to Livemint, the home furnishing giant sold its trademark to one of its own subsidiaries for €9 billion ($11 billion). Ikea said its Liechtenstein-based Interogo Foundation sold […]

Artistic Elevator Wall Murals Visually Disrupting Work Routine by PIXERS

The creative team at Polish studio PIXERS sent us photos and information regarding one of their projects: wall murals for elevators. We liked their choice for black and white photography, as it adds a lot of depth to a place, almost disrupting the rhythm of those who choose not to take the stairs. Here is […]

Bursting with Originality: Sunflower Chair with Smart Integrated Bookcase

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in chair design, this creative idea left us speechless. Framed by an integrated bookcase, the innovative Sunflower Chair created by designers He Mu and Zhang Qian from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science may occupy more space than your common living room chair, but its functionality more […]

How to Make Auditorium Chairs Smarter : Jumpseat [Video]

Simplicity and originality define the new Jumpseat, a chair especially developed for auditoriums, perfectly blending style and function. According to the creative team at Ziba, the project is a result of the company’s efforts to maximize space. The 200 seat auditorium for company meetings and community events in the photos below couldn’t have been achieved […]

Why Home Staging Could Give You the Edge in the Property Market

Selling or renting out your home is a pretty stressful situation no matter how you look at it. But in a world of economic uncertainty and fragile property markets, home owners are finding it increasingly difficult to seal the deal. With banks less likely to offer credit, high unemployment rates, falling house prices and rising […]

Terrifyingly Original: Polanski Inspired Bloody Moon Wall Murals by PIXERS

We received an interesting project with an even more intriguing story behind. The Bloody Moon wall murals were envisioned by the creative team at PIXERS and can add a terrifyingly original twist to a room. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “This is the story about murder and sweet dresses, […]

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