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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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Control All Your Smart Devices With This New Gesture Responsive Ring [Video]

Today’s featured project goes out to all of you hi-tech enthusiasts out there, who enjoy a digitally-controlled lifestyle. Nod is an advanced gesture control ring allowing effortless communication with all of the smart devices, including phones, tablets, Google Glass, watches, home appliances, TVs, computers and more. How does it work? Just place the ring on […]

Traditional Azerbaijan Carpets Turned into Hypnotizing Works of Art

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Baku-based multimedia artist Faig Ahmed creates original works of art by reinventing traditional Azerbaijan carpets. According to My Modern Met, the artist disassembles the conventional structure of the rugs and randomly rearranges their components while taking inspiration from contemporary geometry. The result is simply hypnotizing: an array of irregular lines – some fluid, some minimalist- […]

Clever and Effective Way to Promote Homeless Dog Adoption by IKEA [Video]

Emphasizing on the need for homeless dog adoption, IKEA teamed up with Singapore-based SOSD and the Animal Lovers League Shelter in launching the Home for Hope project. With a limited budget, the shelters can only spread the word about pets in need of a home through social media. But the people who follow the official […]

Control Your Air Conditioning System via Smartphone: tado° Cooling [Video]

Do you remember the Tado° iPhone controllable thermostat we published on Freshome a while back? The idea was taken further with tado° Cooling Intelligent AC control, a project that turns any air conditioning unit into a smart device. The tado° smartphone app detects when the last person has left the house, and automatically turns off […]

Colorful Garden Adorned with Custom Curvilinear Seating

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A cheery, colorful garden – that’s what most home owners dream about. Private and comfortable, a garden must be well kept to exude a sense of freshness and style. This colorful private garden retreat you can admire in the photos was imagined by Texas-based Harold Leidner Company – Landscape Architects. Created for a modern home […]

The Symphony of Well-Blended Design: Meze 11 Deco Earphones

Meze Headphones is a Romanian project started by designer Antonio Meze and incorporating powerful core values: high-end technology, quality materials, good craftsmanship and a passion for perfect sound. We were given a chance to try out the Meze 11 Deco earphones, the first item in the Deco series and the experience was positive, in terms […]

Innovative System Helping Lightweight Buildings Cope With Heavy Snow

The maximum stress load for a building not only involves the stress that it will experience on a frequent basis, but also irregular dynamic loads such as snowfall or wind storms. This means most of the materials invested in a certain building will only be of use occasionally. Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in […]

Playful Kukumuku Restaurant in Vilnius Specially Designed for Families with Kids

Kukumuku, a restaurant designed in a playful manner by Plazma Architecture Studio enhances the creative spirit and challenges you to… play along with your kids! The exciting place is located in the very heart of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and pays full attention to what kids want. Light, warmth,colours and the positive overall atmosphere represent key […]

Inspired by Light and Sound Waves: Symphony Lamp Chandelier

Russian designers Anna Strupinskaya and Alexey Ivashkevich have presented their new product Symphony Lamp Chandelier during Milan Design Week 2014. The concept of the chandelier explores the connection between light and sound waves and their resemblance. For this project, light, color and sound are visualized in three interlaced spatial ribbons. The ribbons of translucent silicone […]

Making Way for New Design Possibilities: Lunacrete Translucent Concrete

SOLI Architectural Surfaces launched Lunacrete translucent concrete, a new cutting-edge product that is concrete embedded with light. Lunacrete (a play on the words “luna” and “concrete”) is a handmade product in which optical fibers are embedded, layer by layer, into concrete when it is poured. Light is transmitted throughout via optical fibers, allowing light, shadows, […]

Original 2D Lamp Design Becomes 3D When Lit: BULBING

BULBING is an original lamp design based on a clever principle, which we believe you will find captivating. Product designer, Nir Chehanoswki of Studio Cheha takes everyday objects like a light bulb, a candlestick, and a lamp and forces people to rethink the way they perceive these items: “I aim to preserve the old and […]

Meeting the Need for Constant Connectivity: DOCK IT Station for Public Areas

DOCK IT station is a modular relaxation system designed by AMOSDESIGN for public areas, shopping galleries or large halls. The system offers not only various seating modifications but it is also a place nowadays extremely sought-after since its advantage is the possibility of recharging tablets or mobile phones as well as the Wi-Fi connection. With […]

Vibia Plus Ceiling Lamps Offering a Diffuse and Even Light Distribution

We stumbled across the imposing Vibia Plus ceiling lamps, a series of interesting lighting pieces designed by X. Claramunt and M. de Mas. Offering a diffuse and uniform light distribution, the units come in a diameter ranging from 800 mm to 1200 mm, making them instantly noticeable. Some of the models are asymmetrical, providing a […]

Hypnotizing Cage Chair Flaunting Dutch Design: Cageling

Dutch design studio Ontwerpduo caught our attention with a wonderful display of creativity concentrated in a versatile cage chair. Their Cageling hanging chair provokes your perspective on bird cages while offering a comfy place to rest. “A birdcage large as life in which you can swing freely: dreaming away in your own space, without being […]

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