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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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Design Haus Liberty’s Staggering Light Sculpture Made from One of a Kind Crystal Droplets 

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When you see a light sculpture designed to increase the visual appeal of a room and define its luminous character, you stop on your way to admire it. It’s the case of the Raindrop chandelier known as “The Pour”, a modern light sculpture meant to illuminate and beautify its chosen location in Tribeca, New York City. Lisa Hinderdael and […]

Spectacular Views Defining the Orientation of Restaurant Alpenblick in Switzerland

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In search for the ultimate dining experience, location might not be everything, but details sure are. Restaurant Alpenblick overlooking the amazingly inspiring Alps in Switzerland was re-imagined by Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten as having a modern update elongating the views beyond the glass walls. Located in Uetendorf, Switzerland, this contemporary restaurant addition was built to serve the old hotel spa “Alpine […]

Architecture Asymmetry in the Service of Comfortable Living: Park City Residence

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Situated on 2.62 acres dramatically overlooking three ski areas, this contemporary retreat in Park City, Utah displays an inspiring design throughout. Spotted by Freshome on Trulia, the residence boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, outdoor areas for entertainment, a sports court and an artificial pond. The first aspect you are likely to notice when approaching […]

World’s First Smart Ceiling Fan Controllable by a Smartphone App [Video]

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Check out the world’s first smart ceiling fan designed with an on‐board computer and array of sensors. SenseME™ technology, available exclusively on the Haiku ceiling fan, revolutionizes a home fixture that hadn’t changed for decades. “The typical home has more than three fans, but they’re no smarter or better looking than your great‐grandma’s,” said Carey […]

Indispensable Tool for Modern Gardeners: Edyn Garden Sensor and Water Valve

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Another Kickstarter project caught our attention just in time for summer: the fantastic Edyn Modern Garden Sensor and Water Valve with its matching smartphone app. Smart home systems are only days away from having a garden companion with technical arguments that demand attention. This impressive smart garden gadget is somewhat a hybrid between old-school gardening and new-school farming games. […]

Instant Room Upgrade: Mineral Wall Panels by 3DWalldecor

3DWalldecor is a young Dutch design company, which focuses on the development of three dimensional wall decoration. Fit for office building, hotels, housing and various commercial spaces, their mineral wall panels are great-looking, safe and durable. These easy-to-install tiles have a seamless surface with a perfect automatic pattern repeat, and can be painted in any […]

Elegant and Innovative: Opencase Shelving System by Henrybuilt

Known for its award-winning kitchen system, which unite furniture craft with high function and good design, Henrybuilt developed Opencase based on these same core values. The shortcomings of most modular shelving systems stem partially from the use of ‘wall standards’, or some form of vertical support for shelving. The rod and panel design of the […]

Nature-Inspired Eye-Deceiving Wall Murals to Make Your Home Look Bigger

As wall murals are becoming increasingly popular in today’s interior design, these nature-inspired designs from PIXERS  captured our undivided attention. Large-scale photographs are mostly valued for their aesthetic qualities and versatility. Murals fit into any interior and transform walls into awe-inspiring pieces of art. Moreover, thanks to the reusable and removable materials like PIXERStick, they […]

Impressive Swing Offering a Spectacle of Music and Light in Colorado [Video]

Reminiscing about childhood brought an interesting project to our attention. During the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours created this impressive swing installation which consists of a series of illuminated seats that create music as participants of the festival decide to try them out. According […]

Elegant Timber Concession Stand Promoting Healthy Raw Vegan Meals

What is your relationship with the new raw vegan food wave? In today’s post we would like to present an elegant concession stand built by L. McComber Architecture for Crudessence, a raw vegan restaurant chain in Canada. Covering an area of ​​only 200 square feet, the concession stand includes a freezer, a standing refrigerator, a […]

Innovative Barbecue Experience: Concrete Batea Outdoor Grill by MateriaLitica

The Batea Outdoor Grill is one of the two first objects of MateriaLitica‘s foundational series entitled “Fuegos Concretos” (Concrete Fire). “Batea” is the result of an innovative work with reinforced concrete made of marble. This reinforced concrete allows, at the very end of the process, the final polishing of the pieces, obtaining as a result […]

Provoking Money-Burning Table: “Too much?” by Alejandro Monge

AMARIST atelier crosses the line between Art and Design with one of their most provocative creations: “Too much?” is a sculptural table for unique spaces. In collaboration with artist Alejandro Monge, this functional sculpture seeks to provoke a deep thought about the volatility of money. The piece is an original dining table made of a […]

SWASH: The Revolutionary 10‑Minute Home Clothing Care System

Two of the most known laundry companies in the world- P&G and Whirlpool- have joined hands to create the SWASH Express Clothing Care System. This new revolutionary design is said to reduce wrinkles, restore the fit lost after wear and preserve clothing, in just ten minutes with the push of a button. The SWASH™ system, […]

Surprising and Funny Foldout Cards Turning That Frown Upside Down

Teaching us to look beyond the apparent, these surprisingly creative greeting cards by Etsy Shop FINCHandHare grab the attention with an offensive line only to unravel heart-warming messages. These funny foldout cards display mean messages when closed, but once opened they invigorate you with a fun and funny line: “You are awful” turns into “You are awesome […]

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