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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Beams Flourishing Into Branches: Henrique Oliveira ‘s Baitogogo

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Surprised by the unusual entanglement of life-like branches and custom-made structural beams? We were too, then took a closer look at Henrique Oliveira‘s alluring installation only to find that the vegetal world was craftfully merged with its organic counterpart. Photographed by André Morin, this surprising installation shows how the Brazilian artist interlinks existing elements, materializing […]

Eccentric Architecture: Space Shuttle Replica Built on Top of Chinese Roof

This space shuttle replica added on top of a roof in Guangdong province, China is taking off in the news worldwide. According to Chinanews.com, the unconventional “extension” belongs to Huang Yuzhan, a 60 year-old farmer who decided his house should have some bursting personality. While the idea of a private nonfunctional spaceship may appeal to an […]

Break-Out and Dining Space in Manchester With Industrial Influences

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The Hub is a break-out and dining space developed by Opus 4 (a design and build interior fit-out company in Manchester, England) for NSG Environmental. NSG- a nuclear waste management specialist – wanted a social ‘Hub,’ an engaging, inspiring space where employees could dine, relax, socialize and hold informal inter-department meetings. The original area was […]

Carrara Marble and Tuscan Craftsmanship: Original Design Collection by ZPSTUDIO

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ZPSTUDIO sent us photos of their latest work, a series of objects evolved from a research on traditional and avant-garde techniques and manufactured in collaboration with Tuscan craftsmen. Clochette table lamp is a copper lampshade that clings on a white Carrara Marble pedestal, with a pink marble sphere as a handle to direct the beam […]

Sturdy Coat Hook With a Distinctive Industrial Look: Battleship

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Battleship is a sturdy coat hook with a distinctive industrial appearance. Developed by English designer David Cathro of aCathroDESIGN, this modern and sleek functional piece is made from laser cut steel with a high quality semi-gloss powder coated finish. According to the designer, the aim of the project is to impart a modern industrial feel […]

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]

By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. The 3D illusions are said to evoke the constant crash-encounters between the physical and cerebral […]

Looking for the Summer: Scented Sofa by Valerio Berruti

We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, the fresh smell of morning dew, the flowers. For those of you who can’t get enough of it and keep looking for the summer all year long, we have excellent news: you […]

Recycled Paper Replicas of Iconic Warsaw Buildings by Zupagrafika

Blok Wschodni /Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The series has been created by Hispano-Polish graphic design studio Zupagrafika and is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture in the Polish capital (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers […]

Eco-Tourism Merged With Sustainable Design: DROP XL by In-tenta [Video]

The DROP XL modules by Barcelona-based design studio In-tenta are part of the large emerging trend in the field of modular micro-architecture, suitable for being placed wherever the heart desires and the land permits. The aim of DROP modules is to meet the growing demand for Eco-tourism with customers that like traveling but don’t want […]

Wi-Fi Amazon Dash Device: The Future of Home Shopping?

Under the slogan “Shopping Made Simple”, Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a small hi-tech wand that aims to make shopping more convenient. The new product is about the size of a remote control, and it features both a microphone and a bar-code scanner, which allows users to either speak the name of the product they need […]

Sustainable and Playful Two-Storey Beach House Near the Atlantic

Dreaming of a sunny beach near the Atlantic? How about moving into a house that mirrors the freedom of the ocean? We’ve spotted the Sea project, a gorgeous two-storey beach house designed by West Chin Architect. Located in Long Beach, NY, USA, the 5,500 square foot property overlooks the fickle waters of the Atlantic creating special […]

Monument Valley : A Game That Lets You Play With Impossible Architecture

Usually here at Freshome we don’t write about Iphone / Ipad games, but today we’ll make an exception because we found a game that every architect or design lover should play. Monument Valley is a brand new game for iPhone and iPad that launched on the App Store last week and it turns out that […]

Exclusive Dining Within a Former Chapel: Good Food is the New Religion

What would you say if the coolest spot to have dinner would be… a former chapel? I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely want to try something like this at least once in my life! And since peculiar seems to be the word that describes best the images below, let’s see what does […]

Perfect for Reading and Storing Your Books: Wireless Ludovica Lamp

Presented to us by Zanocchi & Starke, a young design studio based in Turin (Italy), the Ludovica Lamp is perfect for those who love to read and maintain their books in order. When this original lighting unit holds your books, it emits a delicate and diffuse light; when extracted from its base, a beam of […]

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